[r104] Can't upload sounds

Bugs will be moved here once resolved.

Post » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:54 pm

I get the following message:
Failed to convert to OGG. Need Windows 7+ to convert to AAC

I work with WinXP and till now had no problems uploading sounds (.Wav) to my projects.
B
35
S
12
G
6
Posts: 111
Reputation: 7,087

Post » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:24 pm

This message will have always appeared when you're using Windows XP. It is by design and everyone who uses Windows XP or Vista will always see it. Are you sure you've never seen it before...?Ashley2012-09-22 17:24:46
Scirra Founder
B
359
S
214
G
72
Posts: 22,952
Reputation: 178,600

Post » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:04 pm

I did see a warning ever since my first C2 encounter but it did produced the OGG file/s and everything was OK.

After installing the 104 version the warning became an error which doesn't convert the ogg. I need to upload an OGG instead.

Nothing has changed on my PC beside the move to the new version.
B
35
S
12
G
6
Posts: 111
Reputation: 7,087

Post » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:32 pm

Oh, I missed the bit about the OGG failing, I was looking at the part about AAC. Does reinstalling help?
Scirra Founder
B
359
S
214
G
72
Posts: 22,952
Reputation: 178,600

Post » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:17 pm

No idea :)
Since I'm working at the moment, I'm simply converting to OGG with an outside program and upload these with no issues.

I'm almost sure it won't help. I'm sure it's something to do with some XP/Win7 flag which was added in Ver.104.

It's not a big issue and I wonder if I'm the only one on the planet using XP.

Btw, is there any chance to see something like "Preload all sounds"?
This will save time to developer and most important - height of projects. If you're using 30 sounds, uploading a new one, removing the previous one from the preload line, and folding this long list of preload commands is very tedious task.

The "preload all sounds" will check which sounds are used in the project and preload them all.
B
35
S
12
G
6
Posts: 111
Reputation: 7,087

Post » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:08 pm

We have not changed any of the code around importing audio for a few months now. So this is very strange. Are you sure you haven't changed some configuration option on your PC?

Perhaps if you try to run the Ogg encoder tool directly (from a command line) - does it work or does it report an error there?
Scirra Founder
B
359
S
214
G
72
Posts: 22,952
Reputation: 178,600

Post » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:15 am

Maybe there is more than one error going on?
Have you tried other sounds? (wavs) I get an error all the time where it couldn't make the OGG, and it's just an oddly formatted wav. If I load the wav into Audacity, (free here: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) And save it right back out, Construct will convert it fine. Audacity can also makes OGG and M4A, which you probably know. ;-)

I am using win7, r104Paradox2012-09-25 04:16:46
B
201
S
52
G
30
Posts: 897
Reputation: 36,621

Post » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:59 am

Ever since my first experience with C2 I always got a warning. I kept pressing OK and the WAV was imported into C2 + an OGG file was waiting there.

I haven't change a thing in my environment.

Starting from r104 I started to get the message I posted at the top. With this new version I simply can't import WAV files.

It's not a big deal cause I can export OGG files from another program.

Since I'm in the middle of projects, I'll wait for r105. This will serve as a test since during the installation it will remove r104.

My guess is that something has expired in the WAV->OGG conversion. Just a guess.
B
35
S
12
G
6
Posts: 111
Reputation: 7,087

Post » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:30 pm

Did you try reinstalling? How about running the Ogg encoder commandline tool direct from the command line? (In <install directory>\tools\audio\oggenc2.exe)

Are you sure your .WAV is in a sensible format the Ogg encoder can actually read? Did you try converting to a 16-bit PCM WAV first?
Scirra Founder
B
359
S
214
G
72
Posts: 22,952
Reputation: 178,600

Post » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:30 pm

I did what I always did - import the WAV files into C2. In the past I got a warning + got the files converted to OGG. Now I can't.
Nothing has changed beside the C2.

I'm installing the new BETA so it will uninstall the 104 and replace it with 105. I'll update here with new input.
B
35
S
12
G
6
Posts: 111
Reputation: 7,087

Next

Return to Closed bugs

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest