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  • #1777
    Brian Kooshian
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    When I try to load Jansport in Decent Sampler I get an error message telling me that “This preset is missing 1000 samples.” When I try to “Locate Directory” it takes me to the correct directory, but still can’t find the samples, even though all 1000 of them are right there when I look in File Manager.

    Is anyone else having this issue?

    #3119
    Brian Kooshian
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    It is there. It loads the images just fine, just not the samples.

    #3122
    Brian Kooshian
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    I don’t seem to have a problem loading other sample libraries. All of the other ones that I tried loaded just fine. However, even when I browse to the sample folder for Janstorp it still says it cannot find the missing sample files.

    #3124
    Brian Kooshian
    Participant

    That’s correct – Windows 10, 64 bit and v1.04 of DecentSampler. DAW is Reaper (also 64 bit).

    #3126
    guildorf
    Participant

    Works fine and no oddities in linux reaper. Hope you get the Mac version working soon. Used the Jansport with The Lamp and the Array Mbira, such fun and peaceful music to be played!

    #3128
    Brian Kooshian
    Participant

    Still no luck. I moved the Janstorp folder to C:UsersusernameAppDataRoamingDecidedlyDecentSampler but it still won’t load. I have tried reinstalling it, but still nothing. It always says that it can’t find 1000 samples, even when I point it to the directory that they are in.

    Every other sample library I’ve tried – and I’ve tried dozens – loads perfectly.

    #3132
    Brian Kooshian
    Participant

    I did all of those steps but I still get the same results. I loaded a number of other libraries with no problems, but no matter what I do, Janstorp won’t find the samples.

    I even tried in a different DAW (Cakewalk) but got the same results.

    (I tried to post links to screenshots of the error messages, but it seems the forum won’t allow it.)

    #3133
    guildorf
    Participant

    Found a partial confirmation of your issue in my linux version:

    When loading the preset from the Browse menu, it displays two presets of the same title,
    “lofi Audio – the Janstorp”. One of these works, but the other can’t find the samples! BUT,
    in the actual folder, there is only one preset file:

    /home/username.config/DecentSampler/Sample Libraries/jansportToyKeys/The Janstorp (DS)/lofi Audio – the Janstorp.dspreset

    Has some special file-handling feature coding gone awry?

    When loading the same soundset from the File menu, only one preset is displayed, and it works.

    I’m putting my DecentSampler sound folders in /home/username/Documents, I assume you have
    a similar path in mac’s BSD style pathways. I don’t like putting things in the .config folder,
    that are not actually configs.

    A consideration for sample contributors to ponder, is the use of needless parenthesis and spaces in
    the titles of your creations, short and simple will be understood, and better in most cases.

    Mac users may also face some special file attribute issues that could exist in some new but poorly tested archive-management utility, if not the mac filesystem itself.
    mi tres centavos.

    #3134
    Sid
    Participant

    The issue is in the code.
    If you have a text editor, open the “lofi Audio – the Janstorp.dspreset” file.
    Search and replace:
    Search:
    Samples/ JTP

    replace all with:
    Samples/JTP

    Notice there is a space between the “/” and the “J” in the original file. This will fix that.

    #3137
    Brian Kooshian
    Participant

    Awesome! That fixed the problem! Thanks to everyone who spent their valuable time trying to figure this out!

    #3138
    Sid
    Participant

    Bo Din,
    Interesting that your files have a leading space. I am on Windows 10, and mine do not. In fact, according to Microsoft (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-client/shell-experience/file-folder-name-whitespace-characters), leading spaces are not allowed in Windows 10. The filenames might be using a non-standard space character. What did you use to unzip the files?

    #3140
    Sid
    Participant

    Bo Din,
    Windows 10 has zip/unzip functionality built in. Therefore, I just doubleclick the .zip file. Or you can right click on the file and go to “open with” and select “windows explorer”. Then drag the internal folder to whatever location you like.

    #3141
    Brian Kooshian
    Participant

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