Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread
Print Thread
Go To
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 1
B
brydo Offline OP
Newbie
OP Offline
Newbie
B
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 1
I'm running BIAB 2018 on a Windows 10 machine. Up until recently, I was able to audition RealTracks in the StylePicker. Now I get an error stating that Windows Media Player can't play the underlying .wma files.

I tried shutting down BIAB and playing the files directly from the "\RealTracks\Data\Style Demos Audio" folder. The built-in Windows 10 Groove Music app plays the .wma files just fine. When playing them with Windows Media Player I get a message stating:

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file."

This was working up until at least a month ago. I can't think of anything I would have installed or any settings changes that I made that would have affected Windows Media Player (outside of normal Microsoft updates).

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,382
K
PG Music Staff
Offline
PG Music Staff
K
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,382
Hi Brydo,

I'm not sure what would cause this problem, but installing the Media Feature Pack might take care of it. It reinstalls Media Player, and can be run even if Media Player's already installed.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=48231

Thanks, and good luck!
Kent
PG Music

Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,732
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,732
Windows 10 just released a spring creator's update that's been installing for the last week or so now on user's machines. Maybe that update impacted something.




Steve

BIAB/RB 2022, Pro Tools 2020, Korg N5, JBL LSR 4328 Powered Monitors, AKG/Shure Mics.
PC: Win11 PRO, 4 TB M2 SSD, 2 TB HD, 128 GB Memory
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 10,163
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 10,163
I've seen comments on several forums that the Windows 10 Spring 2018 update disables ASIO driver audio in settings so people are having trouble hearing or recording various audio interface inputs. The fix, so far, has been to roll back the update.

I understand the issue I've read about is not the issue described. The anecdotal reports do suggest though that audio is affected by the update.

Strange that a Microsoft app will not run a Microsoft specific file suffix.


Jim Fogle - 2024 BiaB (1111) RB (5) Ultra+ PAK
DAWs: Cakewalk by BandLab (CbB) - Standalone: Zoom MRS-8
Laptop: i3 Win 10, 8GB ram 500GB HDD
Desktop: i7 Win 11, 12GB ram 256GB SSD, 4 TB HDD
Music at: https://fogle622.wix.com/fogle622-audio-home
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,732
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,732
Hey Jim, that's right. My Dell received some kind of Waves Audio Mixer after the update. Never had it or wanted it. Wiped it out.




Steve

BIAB/RB 2022, Pro Tools 2020, Korg N5, JBL LSR 4328 Powered Monitors, AKG/Shure Mics.
PC: Win11 PRO, 4 TB M2 SSD, 2 TB HD, 128 GB Memory
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,394
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,394
Good to know Kent. However, when I look at this it says: "The Media Feature Pack for N and KN versions of Windows 10 ". What are the N and KN versions of Win 10 this is referring to?

Sorry, just found the answer. The N and KN versions are versions for Europe and Korea. See this link for info: http://www.itprotoday.com/windows-10/what-are-windows-10-n-and-kn-editions


Thanks

Jeff

Last edited by MountainSide; 05/04/18 11:49 PM.

Win11, Intel i7 7700K 4.2Ghz, 32Gb RAM, 2x1Tb HD, 500Gb NVMe, BIAB/RB 2024, MOTU 828MK3 audio, MOTU Midi Express, Yamaha Montage 7, DX7II, TX802, Motif XS Rack, Roland Fantom XR Rack, Oberheim Matrix 1000, VoiceLive3 Extreme, Kontakt 6, SampleTank 4.3
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 6,137
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 6,137
The update installed the Twitter app on my computer, I deleted it immediately.

It also wanted to play mp3 file on that Groove Music thing, so I right clicked the mp3, opened with other program, chose Media Player and checked the always open box.

I have a love/hate affair with computers in general.

Notes


Bob "Notes" Norton smile Norton Music
https://www.nortonmusic.com

100% MIDI Super-Styles recorded by live, pro, studio musicians for a live groove
& Fake Disks for MIDI and/or RealTracks
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,382
K
PG Music Staff
Offline
PG Music Staff
K
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,382
Originally Posted By: MountainSide
Good to know Kent. However, when I look at this it says: "The Media Feature Pack for N and KN versions of Windows 10 ". What are the N and KN versions of Win 10 this is referring to?

Sorry, just found the answer. The N and KN versions are versions for Europe and Korea. See this link for info: http://www.itprotoday.com/windows-10/what-are-windows-10-n-and-kn-editions


Hi Jeff,

It's funny, I hadn't even realized they were Korean or European editions, I just knew that they don't include the Media Player components. Even if you don't have one of those editions, this installer still allows you to reinstall those components to fix certain issues. It's come in handy a few times.

Cheers
Kent
PG Music

Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 5
S
Newbie
Offline
Newbie
S
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 5
Hi Brydo,

I have exactly the same problem but I can't play the wma-files on Groove or Media player and BIAB 2020 doesn't open the loops. Did you find solution and if you did, could you please inform me also. I have BIAB installed on two computers, the one which uses WAS works but the other using Asio (for Cakewalk) does not.

Best Regards
Spede

Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 10,163
Veteran
Offline
Veteran
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 10,163
Spede,

1) Find a file
2) Right click to open a sub menu
3) Select "Properties" to open another sub menu
4) Select the "General" tab
5) At "Opens With" press the "Change" button
6) Select the program (App in Windows 10 lingo)you want to use to open the file or
6a) Scroll down to the bottom to select "More Apps"
7) Select the program you want to use to open the file
8) Select "Apply"


Jim Fogle - 2024 BiaB (1111) RB (5) Ultra+ PAK
DAWs: Cakewalk by BandLab (CbB) - Standalone: Zoom MRS-8
Laptop: i3 Win 10, 8GB ram 500GB HDD
Desktop: i7 Win 11, 12GB ram 256GB SSD, 4 TB HDD
Music at: https://fogle622.wix.com/fogle622-audio-home
Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 5
S
Newbie
Offline
Newbie
S
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 5
Thank you very much Jim, I will try that.

BR
Spede

Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 5
S
Newbie
Offline
Newbie
S
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 5
Hi again Jim,

I tried that but no go, BIAB wants to open the files in Windows Media Player, it wasn't default and I changed that but no success. I also restarted the computer after the change. The default player on the other computer is Groove and it works there but not on the other computer. Maybe it has something to do with ASIO (doesn't open files)/WAS (opens files).

BR
Spede

Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 5
S
Newbie
Offline
Newbie
S
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 5
Hi,

I finally managed to resolve the problem. I had ASIO in use because WAS didn't work and with ASIO BIAB didn't open loops. I tried everything and when I changed the settings to 32-bit, 44,1 kHz I got WAS working and now it opens the loops. My interface is M-audio 192/14. If somebody happens to have the same problem, one can try this.

Spede

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Go To

Link Copied to Clipboard
ChatPG

Ask sales and support questions about Band-in-a-Box using natural language.

ChatPG's knowledge base includes the full Band-in-a-Box User Manual and sales information from the website.

PG Music News
User Video: Band-in-a-Box® + ChatGPT = Impressed the BOSS!

Since AI is now readily available online as a resource for many things, we recently put together and shared a video where we demonstrated how to create a song using Band-in-a-Box®, ChatGPT, and Synth V; we've also shared a Bob Doyle Media video, Convert MIDI Chords into AI Vocal Harmonies with ACE Studio and Band in A Box, showing how they utilize AI for their song projects. Now it's time to share Henry's video, Band-in-a-Box + ChatGPT = Impressed the BOSS!, where he demonstrates how to use ChatGPT and Band-in-a-Box to whip a song project together in only 3-4 hours.

Watch the video.

Visit Henry Clarke's YouTube Channel, Henry Clarke - Senior Musicians Unite, to find a large collection of tutorials showing the viewer how to achieve amazing results using Band-in-a-Box®!

Band-in-a-Box User Video Tutorials!

If you've reviewed our Support page, you've probably noticed the Videos page, which separates our Band-in-a-Box® tutorial videos by category: Overview, VST DAW Plugin, Setup, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and there's even an Archive category to go down memory lane... (You'll also find these videos on our YouTube Channel.)

It's always great to hear how other Band-in-a-Box® users create their songs, especially when they explain in detail what they're doing. Like Henry Clarke's YouTube Channel, Henry Clarke - Senior Musicians Unite! There you'll find his ALL Band-in-a-Box Tutorials playlist with over 50 videos! His top-three most watched videos include "How to Get Started with Band-in-a-Box," "How I use the Audio Chord Wizard in Band-in-a-Box," and "How to Create An Effective Solo Using Band-in-a-Box" - however he touches on many other topics and also demonstrates his own Band-in-a-Box® songs in the Band-in-a-Box Created Songs playlist!

You're guaranteed to find some helpful videos when you visit Henry Clarke's channel!

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 Italian for Windows is Here!

Ci siamo dati da fare e abbiamo aggiunto oltre 50 nuove funzionalità e una straordinaria raccolta di nuovi contenuti, tra cui 222 RealTracks, nuovi RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, "Songs with Vocals" Artist Performance Sets, Playable RealTracks Set 3, Playable RealDrums Set 2, due nuovi set di "RealDrums Stems", XPro Styles PAK 6, Xtra Styles PAK 17 e altro ancora!

Tutti Pacchetti | Nuove Caratteristiche

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 French for Windows is Here!


Band-in-a-Box® 2024 apporte plus de 50 fonctions nouvelles ainsi qu'une importante de contenus nouveaux à savoir : 222 RealTracks, des RealStyles nouveaux, des SuperTracks MIDI, des Etudes d'Instruments, des Prestations d'Artistes, des "Morceaux avec Choeurs", un Set 3 de Tracks Jouables, un Set 2 de RealDrums Jouables, deux nouveaux Sets de "RealDrums Stems", des Styles XPro PAK 6, des Xtra Styles PAK 17 et bien plus encore!

Tous Packages | Nouvelles Fonctionnalités

Video: Making a Song with Band-in-a-Box®, ChatGPT, and Synth V

Take your Band-in-a-Box® project to a whole new level when you incorporate ChatGPT and Synth V to add lyrics and vocals to your song!

We wanted to demonstrate how this is done with our video, where we show you how to go from nothing to a finished "radio ready" modern pop song by combining the features of Band-in-a-Box®, ChatGPT, and Synth V!

Listen to the finished song, so you get a listen to the finished product: https://demos.pgmusic.com/misc/behindthefame.m4a

If you like it, watch the video. Either way, let's hear your comments!

Henry Clarke: Revolutionize Your Band-in-Box® Tracks with Regenerating Function

One of the new features added with Band-in-Box® 2024 is the Tracks Window, which will look familiar if you've worked with other DAWs.

Henry Clarke explains why he loves the Re-generation function within the Tracks Window in their video Revolutionize Your Band-in-Box® Tracks with Regenerating Function.

Watch video.

Learn even more about what the Tracks Window can do with our video Band-in-a-Box® 2024: The Tracks Window.

User Video: Convert MIDI Chords into AI Vocal Harmonies with ACE Studio and Band-in-a-Box®

The Bob Doyle Media YouTube channel is known for demonstrating how you can creatively incorporate AI into your projects - from your song projects to avatar building to face swapping, and more!

His latest video, Convert MIDI Chords into AI Vocal Harmonies with ACE Studio and Band-in-a-Box, he explains in detail how you can use the Melodist feature in Band-in-a-Box with ACE Studio. Follow along as he goes from "nothing" to "something" with his Band-in-a-Box MIDI Melodist track, using ACE Studio to turn it into a vocal track (or tracks, you'll see) by adding lyrics for those notes that will trigger some amazing AI vocals!

Watch: Next-Level AI Music Editing with ACE Studio and Band-in-a-Box


Forum Statistics
Forums65
Topics82,137
Posts741,228
Members38,675
Most Online2,537
Jan 19th, 2020
Newest Members
Fenderwp, BXLNT, instagramstory0786, GJE52, bd525
38,674 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
MarioD 163
Rob Helms 157
zedd 153
DC Ron 93
rsdean 88
BIABman 87
Today's Birthdays
adaguerre@live.c, Guitarzan, ovation99, rmreport
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5