I’ve run into this issue before, but it was so bizarre, I thought I must have made some kind of mistake. Today it happened again and I grabbed a file to send. Here’s the problem:
The original version is an Aiff file. I added some loop markers and saved it (command-S) for later editing. I tried to open it in another application and it refused to open the file. Why? Because WL saved the file with the .aif extension, but it actually wrote a .wav file. I’m not sure how something like that could even happen. First, the format should never be changed with a simple Save command. That should be reserved for Save As or Export. Second, the extension should always reflect the actual format of the file. There’s no way WL should write a .wav file but leave the .aif extension.
And, just for good measure, all of the header information has been erased. I keep trying to figure out the order of operations that led to this, but it seems to be erratic. I wonder if the default file in the Save As dialog might have something to do with this since it was set to .wav?
PIano original format.aif.zip (772 KB)
Piano format change WL.aif.zip (752 KB)