DIRECTX PROBLEM. HELP PLEASE.

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Member Since: Mar 26, 2010

I am using Cool Edit Pro 2.1 and recently switched from XP to Vista.
My directx plug ins no longer work.
I get an "Unidentified Output Error" when I try to preview the wave and after that I can not even listen to the file.

It says Error 0 in transform. Please use different setting or try running Preview again.

Everything else runs fine except for my directx plugins.
help please!

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Since: Nov 30, 2011


Nov 30, 2011 09:03 pm

I have the exact same problem. I'm running CEP2.0 with the DirectX plug-ins: H2O Diamond Waves Bundle 5.0, which worked like a dream on my last computer with WIN XP. Now I have WIN 7, which was a bad decision I think... Anyway, I tried right clicking on the CEP Icon, then going to properties, then "run in compatibility mode for WIN XP, which I read on a different forum would work... but it didn't... I know theres a way to fix this, Did you ever find a solution? If so, please let me know. Thanks.

MASSIVE Mastering, LLC
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Since: Aug 05, 2008


Nov 30, 2011 10:50 pm

Quote:
H2O Diamond Waves Bundle 5.0,


An idea for you --

If you're using stolen/cracked/otherwise illegal software, DON'T POST ABOUT IT ON A PUBLIC FORUM WHERE PEOPLE ACTUALLY PAY FOR THEIR SOFTWARE.

Member
Since: Nov 30, 2011


Nov 30, 2011 11:12 pm

hm... ok. Thank you. But if that's whats causing this problem that cooleditor1 and I are having... why do I still have the problem when I'm running the plug-ins in question under a completely legal 30 day trail period? (H2O Try Before You Buy) ... Granted, the bundle was given to me by a friend on a disk, but it's not cracked. And it's usable for 30 days legally.

Uh, at least one more time . . .
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Since: Feb 07, 2007


Dec 06, 2011 12:10 am

H2O? C'mon, man, the "try before you buy" is put in there by the crackers. (Possibly out of guilt--I'm just so optimistic.) I'm guessing Waves doesn't need to run their stuff to market for "thirty day trials" through the hackers and crackers at H2O. It's cracked software, and now that that cat's out of the bag, you're unlikely to get help here. Do yourself a favor--dump the bootleg, and try working around it with freeware--you would be simply amazed at the very nice stuff you can get for free. Then go old school, and do the minimalist thing--use what you've got, and improvise. Your hardware and monitoring chain (and room) are the most important things anyway.

MASSIVE Mastering, LLC
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Since: Aug 05, 2008


Dec 06, 2011 12:21 pm

If you're convinced that your plugs are legit, I think you should contact Waves customer support. Give them your name and address and I'm sure an officer ---- I mean - and officer of the company - will be there shortly to help.

"Completely legal" in this case = "Grand Theft" in case you didn't know.

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Since: Jan 28, 2003


Dec 07, 2011 03:30 am

Cool Edit Pro is old software. It most likely does not work with Windows 7, especially if you are on a 64 bit machine. I don't think it has anything to do with your plugins, legitimate or not.

Member
Since: Nov 30, 2011


Dec 07, 2011 03:31 pm

@ Tim N ... Wow, thank you for your help. And for the valuable information... I thought H2O was company that made the software. It's pretty convincing for a novice home recording dude like me who doesn't read magazines or participate in many forums on the subject... and I thought the guy that gave me that disk was doing me a favor. Well, I'm glad I know now. Thanks for giving me some real advice instead of just insulting me. And MassiveMaster... I like your sense of humor :) And thank YOU for the warning, this bundle is off my machine now. As for customer service, lol, I have always gotten better answers in forums, so I tend to turn to them first, lucky for me eh? wow... Coolo, your comment was helpful as well, thanks to all of you for knowing an idiot when you see one and giving me the benefit of the doubt instead of just reporting me to the admins or whatever to get me kicked off the sight. I hope to be able to utilize this forum to learn alot more about home recording. (With legitimate equipment) Thank you.

Uh, at least one more time . . .
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Since: Feb 07, 2007


Dec 07, 2011 08:39 pm

Well, cllewerr, the world just became a slightly better place--assuming you're the naif you claim to be.

P.S.: Current price for the "discounted" Waves Diamond bundle at Sweetwater: About $2600.00.

Member
Since: Nov 30, 2011


Dec 08, 2011 07:53 am

Well, hopefully that will be in the band budget soon ;)
And... I can use context clues, I suppose, but... whats a naif? Is that an acronymn?

Uh, at least one more time . . .
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Since: Feb 07, 2007


Dec 12, 2011 10:56 pm

A naif is a naive person--naif literally means naive, so I actually mis-used the word, but I claim poetic license (I said this to my wife when she questioned a lyric in a song I wrote, in which I exaggerated a bit of our past to flesh out the song--"poetic license, dear"--she laughed).
You seem to be genuine in your naivete; that's what I was trying to say. Rock on. And a good magazine to read is Sound On Sound.

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