I’ve created a VL Project on a windows system. Added audio, midi, lyric and chord track and some clips to it. Save the project. Closed VL. Started VL again, loaded the project and created an archive with “Save Archive…”. Copied Folder to a mac machine. Started VL on the Mac, Opened Project … no problems. Everything’s fine. No missing media.
I did that with the last Pre-Release 1.1.72. I guess you are up-to-date on both machines, too? Are all audio files offline? Or only one? If you like you can send me the zipped package? PM or mail (m.spork (at) steinberg.de)
thank you for your reply. I will do my best give more detail. Until I can sit front of the two computers a detail that meight be important:
My VSTLive preference is to leave media files where they are (so pulling in a wav from any folder while asking app not make copy of them in project folder).
Save Archive is creating a copy thoose external folders with files inside the Archive-package, I can see them, I can open them correctly. If you can quickly try out if that makes difference and I promise will do a clean test as soon as I get there.
Also a small addition: Video files seems to be offline too, but only audio events are showing me “Media Offline” message.
(( I know this complete topic will be eliminated as soon the Media bay is ready to use, will be just a click to relink files then. But at least I have to find a workaround for this until then ))
I am having the same problem. But I don’t even get the “media offline message”. The audio files AND midi are simply not there. I worked on a macbook and tried to open the “archive” files on an imac at our rehearsal room.
I was wrong before: I do get the media offline message. I dowloaded the latest version today (1.1.70) and tried a new Archive. This time the Midi was there, but the audio was still “offline”. I will redo the tests tomorrow with some new projects (from cubase - vst live - to archive - to other machine).
If it is not safe, maybe better to wait cross platform archive until media pool is ready? From that moment, all such problem won’t exist… just a click on search in this and that folder for any offline media. If you can tell us the workaround how to avoid offline-media-issue, maybe no need for a risky routine in code (unless there is no suitable user workaround for)
Oh, and did u catch this part of my post?
It looks, 1.1.80 still not showing “Media offline” if missing file for video track (tested booth on Win11 and OSX),