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Creates a file but no playback, nothing on vue meter

I use the simplest recording for interviews...I've always just pushed record and I get beautiful mp3 files. Today I didn't check the meter, just pushed record, saw the red light and let people talk. When I tried to play the files back, no sound, nothing on the meter. The file menu says I have files and that they have a "size" and length. Is something there? Now I try to record myself, same thing. Nothing on vue meter, no playback. Help. This is a relatively new and important tool!

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  • smarions Jun 15, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. I press record and it sometimes will record a file and sometimes not. This is very frustrating and getting worse. It used to do it occassionally, but now it seems to be increasing in frequency. I've had the zoom for over a year and use it all the time- but this problem is not good.

  • jofridurg Nov 06, 2008

    Same problem here. It starts recording, creates a file, but the file is 0 MB and nothing to listen to when played ofcourse.

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