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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I’ve just started to use max/msp, and i have a 4.5 version of it (i know it’s a bit outdated..)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!

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, err -1
sfplay~: can’t open aiff file

with soundfiles that Finder opens and plays fine.

MacOS 10.6.8, MM 6.0.1

Jul 10 2013 | 5:41 am

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 | 3:28 am

would it be possible to maybe find out what the error message means exactly?

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