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Wave samples will no longer play

Hello there, I have recently had my files restored on my external Hd, almost all of the files were audio samples.
they won't play through media player and I have tried putting them through Soundforge, Acid and switch plus.
Will it be possible to save any of the samples, as there are over 2Gb's.

Any suggestions appreciated


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Re: wave samples will no longer play

Try using audacity, it's free and can handle big files (as long as you have the RAM).

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