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  • Jynks
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Monkey Audio Problem
HI there.. I am trying to compress a 2gig wav file fomr a gig of ours and Monkey Audio is just erroring every time and creating a 2kb file....

Any ideas?

I can make a OGG and a FLAC easy enough..... but I always have used monkey so I am not sure why it is not working...

Any ideas?

  • Kohlrabi
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Monkey Audio Problem
Reply #1
Probably the file is too large for the Monkey encoder to handle. Why not see that as an opportunity to switch to FLAC?
It's only audiophile if it's inconvenient.

  • pdq
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Reply #2
Can you convert the FLAC to MAC?

  • lvqcl
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Reply #3
From MACLib.h:

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    //    int nMaxAudioBytes
    //        the absolute maximum audio bytes that will be encoded... encoding fails with a
    //        ERROR_APE_COMPRESS_TOO_MUCH_DATA if you attempt to encode more than specified here
    //        (if unknown, use MAX_AUDIO_BYTES_UNKNOWN to allocate as much storage in the seek table as
    //        possible... limit is then 2 GB of data (~4 hours of CD music)... this wastes around
    //        30kb, so only do it if completely necessary)

So indeed Monkey's Audio cannot encode files that bigger than 2 GB.

  • Jynks
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Reply #4
Thanks guys.. I just ended up using FLAC, also did a test with wavepack as I have heard good things... but kinda a shame monley dosn't work...