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#106744 - 02/24/11 12:45 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] De compressing
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Hi all,

Would someone be kind enough to tell me a quick way to de-compress a single folder of a Real Tracks instrument.

I don't want to de-compress the lot ........ I think that would be 9,999 wma to wav.

Big size.



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#106745 - 02/24/11 12:51 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: De compressing [Re: malevans]
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Oh, and would it be ok to leave the wma files in that same folder?

Also, will the wav file play by default?

:-)
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#106746 - 02/24/11 12:52 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: De compressing [Re: malevans]
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........... and can I have the winning lottery ticket for next week?

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#106747 - 02/24/11 12:53 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: De compressing [Re: malevans]
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A media player, such as Foobar will do that for you. You would drag the entire folder into Foobar and Convert to WAV. Lots of folks here use Audacity. I'm not sure it can decompress but someone will chime in.

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#106748 - 02/24/11 12:56 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: De compressing [Re: malevans]
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Are you having trouble with the RTs taking to long to load? Each time a RT is loaded it decompresses so there is really nothing to gain but a very minute amount of load time.What v BTW?
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#106749 - 02/24/11 12:56 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: De compressing [Re: Rachael]
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Ah yes ......... a third party plugin.

I'll look around.

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#106750 - 02/24/11 01:06 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: De compressing [Re: malevans]
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Latest version with everything.

I simply left all of the real tracks and drums as wma files on usb drive.

Although I have four 1 TB drives I am using them constantly for video and full score sound files with many vst's. I have a few 1 TB drives for storage but have only backed up real tracks as wma. Lazy 'aint I?

So you are saying that when a real track is used, it is auto converted to wave?

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#106751 - 02/24/11 01:36 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: De compressing [Re: malevans]
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Quote:

So you are saying that when a real track is used, it is auto converted to wave?




no it's converted to wav
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#106752 - 02/24/11 01:48 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: De compressing [Re: silvertones]
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OK ....... That's wav not wave.

Not a surfer dude.

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#106753 - 02/24/11 01:57 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: De compressing [Re: malevans]
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It seems to not work.

I tried using River Past. Plays but weird sounding.

I need to know what the default de-compressor would be using. I assume mono, 44.1 KHz, 16 bit, PCM.

Would that be right?
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#106754 - 02/24/11 01:58 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: De compressing [Re: malevans]
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Oh and 705 kbps.
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#106755 - 02/24/11 02:04 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: De compressing [Re: malevans]
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Some RTs are mono and some stereo. I'm sure the bit rate changes as well depending on the instrument.

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#106756 - 02/24/11 02:08 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: De compressing [Re: Rachael]
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BTW, with the new Fast Generation of RTs option in BIAB, you probably are not saving any time whatsoever. The WMA file is much smaller and needs less seeks on the drive. You never said why you wanted this?

I have decompressed the drum kits I use and it saves a few seconds on my old XP machine. I leave the RTs alone.

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#106757 - 02/24/11 02:16 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: De compressing [Re: Rachael]
malevans Offline
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Wow if the they all differ, I think i'll leave them alone too.

TY

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#106758 - 02/24/11 02:24 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: De compressing [Re: Rachael]
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BIAB uses wav files when it plays. In 2011 it's a moot point cause with the fast generation feature there's no option to convert to wav. There is for the Real Drums. Because the program uses wav it must first convert from wma to wav. Takes a couple mili seconds longer. The sound quality is IDENTICAL. If you really think you need the quality you needed to buy the Audiophile version .It ships with the ORIGINAL AS RECORDED .wav files.
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