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Old 04-14-2004, 06:57 AM
ChrysalisEngineering ChrysalisEngineering is offline
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Default AIFF import


Not strictly a Mac question but I'm having difficulty importing AIFF files into a session running on PTLE 6.1.1 on XP. The files were dragged straight from the CD drive on a Mac to a Windows server. Mac LE machines import them fine. The PC version says the file is 'unreadable by Pro Tools'

It's not too long and it isn't flagged read-only.

Any other ideas?

Thanks

Greg
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Old 04-14-2004, 07:28 AM
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Default Re: AIFF import

Hi,

not sure about PT6/XP but here's what the PT5.1.1 manual page 107-108 have to say about it:

Creating Mac and PC
Compatible Sessions
The Enforce Mac/PC Compatibility option al-lows
you to create and save Pro Tools sessions
that are compatible on both Macintosh and
Windows. This option is available when creat-ing
a new 5.1 session, or when saving a copy of
a 5.1 session.


Cross-Platform Session Limits
Audio File Types
Sound Designer II (SDII) files cannot be read by
Windows systems. Therefore, when creating
Mac and Windows compatible session files, the
audio file type for the session must be either
AIFF or WAV.


File Name Extensions
For cross-platform compatibility, all files in a
session must have a 3-letter file extension added
to the file name. Pro Tools 5.1 session files have
the extension “.pts,” and Pro Tools 5 sessions
have the extension “.pt5.” WAV files have the
“.wav” file extension, and AIFF files have the
“.aif” file extension.
Incompatible ASCII Characters
Region names, track names, file names, and
Plug-In settings cannot use ASCII characters
that are incompatible with either system.
When creating a new name, if an incompatibil-ity
is detected when Mac/PC Compatibility
mode is enabled, a dialog will appear that
prompts you to type a new name. When you im-port
files into a session that is set for Mac/Win-dows
compatibility, incompatible characters are
converted to underscores (“_”).


The following characters cannot be used in
Mac/Windows compatible sessions:
/ (slash)
\ (backslash)
: (colon)
* (asterisk)
? (question mark)
“ (quotation marks)
< (less-than symbol)
> (greater-than symbol)
| (vertical line or pipe)
Any character typed with the Command key

To create a session that is compatible with
Macintosh and Windows:


1 After launching Pro Tools, choose File > New
Session.
2 Choose the drive where you want to save the
session. The session should be created on a ded-icated
audio drive.
3 In the New Session dialog, set the Audio File
Type to AIFF or WAV. These file formats are com-patible
with either platform.
4 Set the Bit Depth and Sample Rate for the ses-sion.
5 Select “Enforce Mac/PC Compatibility” (Mac-intosh)
or “Enforce PC/Mac Compatibility”
(Windows). This option must be selected to
make the session cross-platform compatible.
6 Select the I/O Settings to use for the session.
Several pre-configured I/O Settings are included
with your system, or you can choose custom I/O
Settings that you have created. See Chapter 7,
“I/O Setup” for more information.
7 Enter a name for the session and click Save.


To save an existing session that is compatible
with Macintosh and Windows:
1 Choose File > Save Session Copy In.
2 In the Save Session Copy dialog, set the Audio
File Type to AIFF or WAV. These file formats are
compatible with either platform.
3 Set the Bit Depth and Sample Rate for the ses-sion,
as well as any options Items To Copy.
4 Select “Enforce Mac/PC Compatibility” (Mac-intosh)
or “Enforce PC/Mac Compatibility”
(Windows). This option must be selected to
make the session cross-platform compatible.
5 Choose a destination and enter a name for the
new session file. then click Save.
If the session previously used SDII files, the files
are converted to the new audio file format.


Hope this helps

Ben
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