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Corrupt wav recording on an H4

I ve had my H4 for few months now and recently, when i record on wav format, each track, about one minute through sounds corrupt.as if fragments from random bits of the track appear the real track.that happends every about 1 min of music.I think when i record on MP3 this doesn't happen.I have now updated to 2.20 version but the problem is still there.please help.thanks

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SOURCE: transfering music from the H4 handy recorder to the pc.

Make the instalation of cubase LE that come when you buying the Zoom H4.When you instaled this,the driver H4 must appear in the sound/device properties.I hope you can solve
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Posted on May 08, 2008

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I may possibly have solved this. I didn't realise that when I log off from Cubase, the ASIO driver returns to the Multimedia ASIO driver, which seems to be the default setting.

Every time I want to record with the Zoom H4 in future I'll need to reconfigure the ASIO driver to the H4 one.

I thought once I'd set the driver, it would remain there every time Cubase booted up. Apparently not.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Corrupted WAV file will not play or transfer to computer

yes!...
after try, try and try again... i have the solution now!
my english is very bad but i will try write good...
ok... i use one file recover (have many softs this type in internet...) i used this: R-Studio
try this and all will be ok!
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Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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I am having the same problem with my Zoom-H2. I have 2 2650 mah rechargeables, and the draw is such that 20-30 minutes of record &/or playback kills the batteries. Last night I just turned the power on and did nothing. 5 hours later the batteries were dead...

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Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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Don't know if this is the problem in your case ... but here's what I did:
Note: I have Win XP
Previous to attempting connection between laptop and H4 as an audio interface I updated the H4 firmware to ver2.4 and connected to the laptop successfully as a card reader. From the laptop, I could see files I knew were on the H4 card.
... but when I tried connecting in Audio I/O mode, my laptop didn't know what to make of the H4. There was a USB mass storage driver associated with the H4 - I could see this from the "Device Manager". I "uninstalled" the USB driver associated to that "unknown" USB device. I terminated the audio connection on the H4, then reconnected. !!! It was recognized as "USB Audio Device" in the "Sound, video and game controllers" section of the "Device Manager". Before, it was listed under "Universal Serial Bus controllers" as a generic USB device with a yellow warning highlight indicating there was something wrong.
Hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 02, 2011

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yes!...
after try, try and try again... i have the solution now!
my english is very bad but i will try write good...
ok... i use one file recover (have many softs this type in internet...) i used this: R-Studio
try this and all will be ok!
good luck for yours!
Abimael - Lgm legrandmenteur@hotmail.com

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