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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:01 AM
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Mac hidden files

JP,

the Mac always writes hidden files to external drives. The DC-16 is nothing other than an external drive when connected via USB ... the problem is, that the OS on the DC-16 is Unix based and windows formatted, so it will not "hide" the hidden files, that are produced and copied over by a Mac. When you copy the WAV files to the DC-16, each file is double, one hidden file with a dot in front of it, like .-WAV and the original WAV container. The WAV files that have a dot in front of them can not be played, since they only contain meta-data of the according file. That's the invalid RIFF-ID error you get.

You can delete the hidden files by using the "dot_clean" command in Terminal on your Mac. Google how to do this.
After clean up, the original WAV files remain, can be selected and will play normally, just make sure, that they are sampled at 22KHz.

Thorsten
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