sfplay doesn't open audio file

    Nov 23 2011 | 3:36 pm
    Hi there!
    I've just started to use max/msp, and i have a 4.5 version of it (i know it's a bit outdated..) and i got confused right at the beginning! I can!t open the file with the open message!
    I've already done the following: - open (space) the full name of file in message box, that i attached to a bang that i attached to a 1 message that tied to the sfplay. So "open xyz" -» bang -» 1 -» sfplay~ 2 -» digitalaudio converterbox i think that should work - i also checked whether the file i wanna open is in the same folder as the max file itself - speakers are on lol Have no idea what's the problem! Thenx, Andars

    • Nov 23 2011 | 3:40 pm
      Oh, and the max window says: "sfplay~: no open file"
    • Nov 24 2011 | 12:07 pm
      Occasionally I get this error in Max window:
      error opening Kristall_2.mo.aif, err -1 sfplay~: can't open aiff file Kristall_2.mo.aif
      with soundfiles that Finder opens and plays fine.
      MacOS 10.6.8, MM 6.0.1
    • Jul 10 2013 | 12:41 pm
      That's exactly my problem too. Let's say I have two audio files, each 8 channels, 44.1 kHz and 24 Bit resolution with about the same length. One file sfplay~ opens without any problem, the other one causes this error message:
      error opening *.aif, err -1 sfplay~: can’t open aiff file *.aif
      Any suggestions?
    • Jul 11 2013 | 10:28 am
      would it be possible to maybe find out what the error message means exactly?