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Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

In a couple of folders of music I've recently got, which are:

a) a FLAC with cue; and
b) an APE thing, with a cue

When I load them into Foobar by hitting the cue file, I get
the messages (with every track in the folder):

"Unable to open item for playback (object not found)"

Other FLAC material I've had for some time doesn't seem to
have different files in them, so I don't understand why this
one doesn't work.

As far as APE things is concerned, I suppose it could be because
I'm still using Foobar v1.3.2. If this is the case, I'll have to
get v 1.3.9. OK, I shall, IF that's the cure for that problem.

Anyone got any ideas about these two?

MG

Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #1
FLAC thing, open up the cue file and check the referenced audio file is correct. What usually happens is the extension is .wav and needs to be changed to .flac.

APE thing, have you installed the monkey's audio decoder plugin? or it's the same problem as the FLAC thing above.
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Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #2
That's what happens when you download from ... uh ... sources ...
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Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #3
FLAC thing, open up the cue file and check the referenced audio file is correct. What usually happens is the extension is .wav and needs to be changed to .flac.

APE thing, have you installed the monkey's audio decoder plugin? or it's the same problem as the FLAC thing above.

I don't know what opening up a .cue means but I looked at the properties of the .cue in the FLAC folder. That says it's .flac.cue. I assume from what you've said, that is what it's supposed to say. The thing plays OK of I lust load it in by adding the folder from the menu, but it doesn't show what track it's on.

The .cue file in the APE stuff has just a .cue extension. I know APEs are MP3s so I guess that's correct too.

I'll try installing that APE decoder plugin. It'll work with v 1.3.2, I suppose?

MG

Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #4
A cue file is a plain text file describing the content of the audio file
You can edit it using any simple text editor like Notepad

If you do, you will find a line with the filename e.g.
FILE "Music for two Organs from the 18th-19th Centuries.flac" WAVE

The part between the "" should be exactly equal to the name of the audio file.

BTW: APE is not MP3, it is lossless compression like FLAC
http://www.thewelltemperedcomputer.com/KB/Ape.htm
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Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #5
A cue file is a plain text file describing the content of the audio file
You can edit it using any simple text editor like Notepad

If you do, you will find a line with the filename e.g.
FILE "Music for two Organs from the 18th-19th Centuries.flac" WAVE

The part between the "" should be exactly equal to the name of the audio file.

BTW: APE is not MP3, it is lossless compression like FLAC
http://www.thewelltemperedcomputer.com/KB/Ape.htm

Thank you. Is the audio file name the same as the title of the album, or of the folder or what?

MG

Oh, opened it now. I see what it should say - FILE "artist - album title.wav" WAVE because that's what it says.

I checked against one of my other FLACs and THAT says

FILE "artist - album title.flac" WAVE

Not sure what I'm doing still - sorry to be a pain.

MG

Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #6
AAAAHHH! That's what a man eating duck said - the .wav needs to be changed to .flac!!!!!!

Done that now. Will try it in a few minutes.

Now the other one, that I thought was an APE, also says .flac

Shouldn't it say .ape, as that's what the audio file says?

MG

Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #7
Zowie, it works!

Now going to try the ape folder.

MG

Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #8
OK, I changed the ape as I'd guessed, but it still can't play it - says it's an unsupported file format. So I'll download that plug-in and try again.

Still things to learn.

MG

Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #9
Well, I've installed the plug-in, restarted Foobar, and tried both the versions of the folder - one with the original .cue file which points to a .flac, and the one I invented which points to an .ape. Neither works. Back to can't find the file messages.

What do I try now?

MG

Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #10
Does the actual .ape file play in foobar2000?

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Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #12
Post the contents of the .cue file so we can take a look.
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Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #13
It's a 2 disc set. Here's disc 1

REM GENRE Jazz
REM DATE 2008
REM DISCID 050E8714
REM COMMENT "ExactAudioCopy v0.99pb5"
PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
TITLE "Sam Taylor ''Enka Best'' Ketteiban! CD1"
FILE "Sam Taylor - Sam Taylor ''Enka Best'' Ketteiban! CD1.flac" WAVE
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track01"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track02"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 02:36:41
    INDEX 01 02:39:10
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track03"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 05:35:47
    INDEX 01 05:38:54
  TRACK 04 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track04"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 08:42:45
    INDEX 01 08:45:13
  TRACK 05 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track05"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 12:14:15
    INDEX 01 12:17:21
  TRACK 06 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track06"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 14:56:18
    INDEX 01 14:59:24
  TRACK 07 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track07"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 18:08:00
    INDEX 01 18:11:44
  TRACK 08 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track08"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 20:47:73
    INDEX 01 20:51:42
  TRACK 09 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track09"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 23:20:17
    INDEX 01 23:23:24
  TRACK 10 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track10"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 27:16:41
    INDEX 01 27:19:10
  TRACK 11 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track11"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 30:19:22
    INDEX 01 30:22:69
  TRACK 12 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track12"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 32:53:30
    INDEX 01 32:56:36
  TRACK 13 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track13"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 35:43:74
    INDEX 01 35:47:43
  TRACK 14 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track14"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 39:03:72
    INDEX 01 39:06:41
  TRACK 15 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track15"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 42:12:31
    INDEX 01 42:15:37
  TRACK 16 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track16"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 45:17:51
    INDEX 01 45:20:57
  TRACK 17 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track17"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 48:36:56
    INDEX 01 48:40:25
  TRACK 18 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track18"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 52:05:53
    INDEX 01 52:08:60
  TRACK 19 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track19"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 55:01:31
    INDEX 01 55:05:00
  TRACK 20 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track20"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor"
    INDEX 00 58:24:71
    INDEX 01 58:26:72

-------------------------------

Here's disc 2

REM GENRE Jazz
REM DATE 2008
REM DISCID 1F0F2B14
REM COMMENT "ExactAudioCopy v0.99pb5"
PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
TITLE "Sam Taylor ''Enka Best'' Ketteiban! CD2"
FILE "Sam Taylor  - Sam Taylor ''Enka Best'' Ketteiban! CD2.flac" WAVE
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track01"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track02"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 03:19:35
    INDEX 01 03:22:42
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track03"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 06:22:57
    INDEX 01 06:25:64
  TRACK 04 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track04"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 09:11:23
    INDEX 01 09:14:67
  TRACK 05 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track05"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 12:11:29
    INDEX 01 12:14:73
  TRACK 06 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track06"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 16:11:22
    INDEX 01 16:14:29
  TRACK 07 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track07"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 19:07:64
    INDEX 01 19:11:34
  TRACK 08 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track08"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 22:15:01
    INDEX 01 22:18:08
  TRACK 09 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track09"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 25:16:18
    INDEX 01 25:19:59
  TRACK 10 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track10"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 28:16:55
    INDEX 01 28:20:18
  TRACK 11 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track11"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 31:04:12
    INDEX 01 31:07:18
  TRACK 12 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track12"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 34:24:74
    INDEX 01 34:28:05
  TRACK 13 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track13"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 37:39:30
    INDEX 01 37:42:74
  TRACK 14 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track14"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 41:13:61
    INDEX 01 41:15:68
  TRACK 15 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track15"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 44:58:68
    INDEX 01 45:02:00
  TRACK 16 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track16"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 48:08:67
    INDEX 01 48:11:74
  TRACK 17 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track17"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 51:13:11
    INDEX 01 51:16:54
  TRACK 18 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track18"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 54:35:74
    INDEX 01 54:39:06
  TRACK 19 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track19"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 58:20:28
    INDEX 01 58:23:69
  TRACK 20 AUDIO
    TITLE "Track20"
    PERFORMER "Sam Taylor "
    INDEX 00 61:19:74
    INDEX 01 61:23:05

----------------

Thanks, folks.

MG

Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #14
Change the 2 lines that have .flac to .ape
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Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #15
Just tried it. It still says it can't find the files.

I wonder if the problem is that the titles of the tracks isn't included in the .cue files, but only track 1; track 2, etc. If that's not normal, perhaps it's a solution that the ripper took as the titles of two of the tracks are in Japanese script.

Is that a possible explanation?

MG

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Reply #16
What are the filenames of the 2 audio files.

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Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #17
CD1 is
Stmp0-!55.ape

CD2 is
Stmp1!542.ape

Hey, that was perceptive! - they're not referenced in the .cue files.

Thanks. Awaiting instructions....

MG

Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #18
^ That's reason why files won't play.

Rename each file like stated in cue at line FILE Sam Taylor - Sam Taylor ''Enka Best'' Ketteiban! CD1.ape or write Stmp0-!55.ape in cue at line FILE.
foobar2000 plays music

Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #19
Thanks - I wondered if I should do it one way or another.

Will try it after the present album ends.

MG

Re: Foobar2000 can't find music I've loaded in. Can anyone help?

Reply #20
Great! It works.

As I'd thought, the titles of each track are given as Track 1, Track 2 etc. I'll change them to match the proper titles.

This rip was a hell; of a potch! I've just downloaded another of Taylor's Japanese albums from the same guy (but a .flac) and it all worked perfectly. Must have been in a bad mood.

Thank you all very much.

MG

 
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