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bandcamp and serato not playing nice together

Dax 12:16 PM - 16 December, 2015
Bought an LP from Bandcamp as .wav and its not playing 1.8.1 ? file loads,but no waveform or audio can be heard,works in VLC,ITunes and Audacity
Dax 6:30 PM - 16 December, 2015
its ok i worked out what was up
Madhav 5:27 PM - 16 June, 2016
what was up? i'm having the same problem
DjSyndic8 2:37 AM - 17 June, 2016
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Bought an LP from Bandcamp as .wav and its not playing 1.8.1 ? file loads,but no waveform or audio can be heard,works in VLC,ITunes and Audacity


have you tried re-encoding to .mp3 320kbps ?
Madhav 1:04 PM - 17 June, 2016
No, I want to keep it as a wav file
DjSyndic8 5:32 PM - 17 June, 2016
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No, I want to keep it as a wav file


just for testing purpose only,
Madhav 6:01 PM - 20 June, 2016
I converted it and it works. hmmm i wish the op wrote out what his solution was.

im having the exact same issue. file works in itunes, vox, vlc... serato recognizes the file and it loads onto the deck no problem, the file name is correct and the length of the song is correct... but no waveform and no audio. weird
DjSyndic8 8:21 PM - 20 June, 2016
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I converted it and it works. hmmm i wish the op wrote out what his solution was.

im having the exact same issue. file works in itunes, vox, vlc... serato recognizes the file and it loads onto the deck no problem, the file name is correct and the length of the song is correct... but no waveform and no audio. weird


SDJ doesnt work well with wav
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Geoff.B 7:08 AM - 21 June, 2016
WAV files have a pretty gnarly history and have been abused over the years with both new standards and non-standards becoming standard. I'd be interested to take a look at one of these and see why DJ is struggling with it. Is this for _any_ WAV downloaded from bandcamp?
Madhav 1:33 PM - 21 June, 2016
I almost exclusively use wav files with my SDJ and have been doing so for years. I've never had a problem. Not sure what "history" you're talking about, because wav is a standard format. Even my old car stereo can only play wav files and cannot play mp3.

This is my first and only download from bandcamp so I'm not sure about that. I re-encoded it as wav and it plays fine. Come to think of it..... When I re-encoded it, it turned into a 16 bit sample rate instead of 24 bit. Maybe Serato doesn't support 24 bit. Which is pretty lame if that's the case. At least they got with the program with FLAC recently.
DjSyndic8 10:25 PM - 21 June, 2016
Id save myself the hassles and run with .mp3 320kbps the sound difference is indistinguishable and the amount of space you will save
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Geoff.B 3:09 AM - 22 June, 2016
It looks like Bandcamp is providing WAV files with the Extensible format type, which is not supported by Serato DJ at this time. We currently support PCM (8-bit, 16-bit, 24-bit) and floating point (32-bit, 64-bit) format types only.

Are the tracks you're downloading encoded for surround sound, or are they just stereo? It looks like the solution for now is to change the file's encoding to one of the supported WAV format types, or download the tracks in a different format such as AIFF or FLAC if available.
cotdagoo 6:52 PM - 11 September, 2017
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It looks like Bandcamp is providing WAV files with the Extensible format type, which is not supported by Serato DJ at this time. We currently support PCM (8-bit, 16-bit, 24-bit) and floating point (32-bit, 64-bit) format types only.

Are the tracks you're downloading encoded for surround sound, or are they just stereo? It looks like the solution for now is to change the file's encoding to one of the supported WAV format types, or download the tracks in a different format such as AIFF or FLAC if available.


Over a year later, any update on supporting Extensibile format type? Loads of stuff from Bandcamp isn't analyzing or playing back in SeratoDJ 1.9.6

Seems like adding support for something like this could have been added in the time since the OP?
mamaquillamusic 11:31 AM - 10 November, 2017
Hey there, I had the same problem with Bandcamp. The download is WAVEX, all I did to fix the issue is re encoded the files. I used audacity to export as 32bit WAV and now it works fine. I have also used SDJ for wav files and never had an issue until Bandcamp. Hope this helps!