Yesterday, I needed to import the audio from video from several MP4 files.
I Opened Nuendo 7 and imported the 1st file. When I checked playback on it, I got nothing, not even metering! Since I’ve had an issue with “Dead Tracks,” I opened a new track, moved the file to it and tried play again. Same result (WTH?). As I was on a deadline, I opted to close N7 and try it in N8.
I opened Nuendo 8 and imported the audio I had just extracted from the 1st video file. It played just fine. So I extracted/imported the 2nd audio file and it played just fine. When I tried to extract/import the 3rd file it wouldn’t import. All of the audio was coming from MP4 files. So what was different from the 1st one I’d extracted/imported? Again, being pressed for time, I closed out of N8 and went to N4.
I opened Nuendo 4 and imported the audio files I’d made with N7 & N8. They played fine. From there on I was able to easily import the other audio from video files for the remaining 10 video clips. Note that I made no changes to any of my settings in either iteration! So, the obvious question is, why didn’t the files play in N7 and why did they stop importing altogether in N8?