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Live 9 will not allow me to drag mp3 to audio track

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:22 pm
by tintala
I have done this before in Live 9, but now something has changed, I can no longer import the same exact mp3 I did before...

I did not need to convert this before,,, all I did was drag a track from Itunes into an audio track in Live 9, now it wont let me .. what should i do damnit??? :x


I cant even drag an audio clip into session view or arrangement from my library now..... what gives>/? anyone else ?

Also can no longer drag an audio clip into the session view OR to a sampler....

Does this have anything to do with getting rid of Live 8 library? I imported ALL of my Live 8 library to my user library.. but that shouldn't have anything to do with not dragging an audio clip into Live!?????

Re: Live 9 will not allow me to drag mp3 to audio track

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:52 pm
by ShelLuser
tintala wrote:I have done this before in Live 9, but now something has changed, I can no longer import the same exact mp3 I did before...
Can't reproduce nor find anything odd in Live 9 wrt. mp3 support. Question obviously is: what exactly happens when you try to pull in the MP3?

Are you (for example) using an empty set or are you on a set which already contains material (to name just an issue which could influence this) ?

I'd start using an empty set, open your file browser (or are you perhaps using the Live browser for this?) and then try to pull the file in. It should work just fine.

When all else fails: open the folder which contains your mp3 files and look for a matching asd file. Try (re)moving this file (preferably while Live isn't active) and then try to pull the mp3 file in again. There is an option this data file could interfere.

(in short: if you pull in an audio file and then start warping / slicing / etc. it Live will save some of your settings in this asd file. So that the next time you pull in the same file it will get loaded & processed much faster. Even if you didn't warp it.).

Hope this can help.

Re: Live 9 will not allow me to drag mp3 to audio track

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:18 pm
by theophilus
this is well known.... are you running on windows? are you running live as administrator? then the window explorer can't drag to ableton because of security settings.

if that is the issue, you'll need an external explorer you can also run as admin... i'm using explorer++.

if that doesn't apply to you... don't know, sorry.

Re: Live 9 will not allow me to drag mp3 to audio track

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:28 pm
by ezelkow1
also if its windows make sure you have quicktime installed. Ive had issues back on live8 where it would tell me it couldnt drop an mp3 track because it was 'corrupted or possibly secured', something like that. Really it was just because I was trying to avoid installing quicktime at all costs and once I did then it went away

Re: Live 9 will not allow me to drag mp3 to audio track

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:31 am
by miekwave
tintala wrote:I have done this before in Live 9, but now something has changed, I can no longer import the same exact mp3 I did before...

I did not need to convert this before,,, all I did was drag a track from Itunes into an audio track in Live 9, now it wont let me .. what should i do damnit??? :x


I cant even drag an audio clip into session view or arrangement from my library now..... what gives>/? anyone else ?

Also can no longer drag an audio clip into the session view OR to a sampler....

Does this have anything to do with getting rid of Live 8 library? I imported ALL of my Live 8 library to my user library.. but that shouldn't have anything to do with not dragging an audio clip into Live!?????
Have you tried converting the mp3 to native WAV or AIFF format?

Re: Live 9 will not allow me to drag mp3 to audio track

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:21 pm
by re:dream
Tintala, what OS do you use? Are you on windows or Mac?

Also, you said you got rid of Live 8 library. What do you mean? If you say you imported your library into your user library, what do you mean? As far as I know, using the add folder button means that you just enable Live's browser to 'see' your existing folders. If you deleted that library, the mp3s will be gone.

Re: Live 9 will not allow me to drag mp3 to audio track

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:13 pm
by scottie b
i partially relate to this
i can drag,but its EXTREMELY slow to lay it in
i have to sit in there for a almost 10 seconds sometime before it starts appearing
if i move early,it doesnt appear
strange,for everything else is considered faster
on mac,btw

Re: Live 9 will not allow me to drag mp3 to audio track

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:07 pm
by tintala
The Finn wrote:Tintala, what OS do you use? Are you on windows or Mac?

Also, you said you got rid of Live 8 library. What do you mean? If you say you imported your library into your user library, what do you mean? As far as I know, using the add folder button means that you just enable Live's browser to 'see' your existing folders. If you deleted that library, the mp3s will be gone.
w-7 64 bit
Yes I deleted and uninstalled Live 8, it was wasting space on my main HD. I imported all of my Live 8 presets into User library and got rid of Live 8... Although it's still showing in the browser.. as for my mp3, they are on a seprate hd, an exclusive folder for music.. I listen in Itunes, drag a track from Itunes into Live 9... The other day I could not do that.. I'm not sure what happened , I thought it was because I uninstalled Live 8, but that can't be the case as "audition" still works fine in browser, I just could not drag a clip, wav., aif, it would give me the "NO" symbal either way... So just restarted Live 9, and it worked, but now Ableton Index .exe wont work dont know what the hell that's about and its says it's missing..?!?

Now I try to drag a max live effect in a track and Live 9 crashes each time .. very wierd

Re: Live 9 will not allow me to drag mp3 to audio track

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:09 pm
by tintala
tintala wrote:
The Finn wrote:Tintala, what OS do you use? Are you on windows or Mac?
Also, you said you got rid of Live 8 library. What do you mean? If you say you imported your library into your user library, what do you mean? As far as I know, using the add folder button means that you just enable Live's browser to 'see' your existing folders. If you deleted that library, the mp3s will be gone.
w-7 64 bit
Yes I deleted and uninstalled Live 8, it was wasting space on my main HD. I imported all of my Live 8 presets into User library and got rid of Live 8... Although it's still showing in the browser.. as for my mp3, they are on a seprate hd, an exclusive folder for music.. I listen in Itunes, drag a track from Itunes into Live 9... The other day I could not do that.. I'm not sure what happened , I thought it was because I uninstalled Live 8, but that can't be the case as "audition" still works fine in browser, I just could not drag a clip, wav., aif, it would give me the "NO" symbal either way... So just restarted Live 9, and it worked, but now Ableton Index .exe wont work dont know what the hell that's about and its says it's missing..?!?

Miek
I never needed to convert the files ever... Live plays mp3 fine from Itunes... till now... Yes I tried converting it, still did not work..
Now I try to drag a max live effect in a track and Live 9 crashes each time .. very wierd

Re: Live 9 will not allow me to drag mp3 to audio track

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:27 am
by darzhliebek
EDIT: this is only true for 64bit!

I'm sure I read somewhere there is no longer mp4 support (or whatever it is iTunes and other encoders put in the mp4 wrapper).

There was in Live 8 (I can open my Live 8 and drag and drop like you say) but not in Live 9.

It is a bit of a pain in the arse to be honest - I load into Live 8, render to WAV then put that in Live 9. For a better solution you need to source an mp4 encoder elsewhere - there are some free ones but I've heard they can be dodgy, so it may cost $20 or somthing to get one installed so that Live can use it.

I've just run into the problem away from home after recording to soundcloud with my phone and then downloading that to import into Live 9, but it wont because it is mp4, damn it.

Dave

Re: Live 9 will not allow me to drag mp3 to audio track

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:59 pm
by J0n35y
Sorry for dragging up an old post but I was having the same problem this week and finally thought of running Live in Windows 7 compatability mode and hey presto working fine. If this has been dealt with in a more recent thread then apologies! Just going by google search.

Re: Live 9 will not allow me to drag mp3 to audio track

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:38 pm
by Donnie
I emailed support about this a little while back and they suggested using a different codec (with link) since Quicktime isn't supported in 64-bit. The thing is, I am already using a 64-bit compatible codec pack. I can copy and past mp3s into live but still can't drag. I'll have to try the compatibility mode suggestion above to see if that works.

Re: Live 9 will not allow me to drag mp3 to audio track

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:32 pm
by oblique strategies
I have found that dragging songs & sound files from iTunes into Live works a good 95% of the time, then for some unknown reason it just won't work. I get the universal "No" symbol. I think it can happen with any kind of audio file. I'll look at this more closely the next time it happens.

I usually quit the apps & start again. If that doesn't work do the usual computer voodoo: repair permissions, clean caches, shut down & restart, etc. Then it works again.

I've experienced it for a few years now. I just figure it's a quirk of either Live or iTunes & move on. :|

Mac OS X 10.6.8
Live 8.4

I often use an external hard drive, & will check to see if that is a factor the next time it happens.

Re: Live 9 will not allow me to drag mp3 to audio track

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:04 pm
by XSIMan
In iTunes right click a song then click create WAV version.

None of my iTunes songs have been able to show in live for a long time but WAV is the universal format for music production so all is well.

Re: Live 9 will not allow me to drag mp3 to audio track

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:22 pm
by mrobare
hi

right click on the mp3 file
choose open with and select live
and check always open with

that should fix it


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