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Author Topic: [bug] Can't Launch MP3 Files  (Read 4137 times)

BenPearman

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[bug] Can't Launch MP3 Files
« on: March 28, 2009, 11:12:58 PM »
Launch FARR, run a search for Always by Bon Jovi. Results come up. Press enter to launch the song. iTunes doesn't open. I try it all again with iTunes open instead. Song still doesn't play. Help?  Thanks in advance
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Re: [bug] Can't Launch MP3 Files
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009, 11:17:08 PM »
let me look into this right away.

one thing you might experiment with in the mean time is changing the launch method option and see if it makes a difference (you could try changing the document launch helper tool also):
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Re: [bug] Can't Launch MP3 Files
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2009, 11:18:10 PM »
also, if you double click the mp3 files in your normal windows explorer program does the file open in itunes?

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Re: [bug] Can't Launch MP3 Files
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2009, 11:23:56 PM »
Yes It opens in iTunes. And when I change the method, it comes up with:


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C:\Documents and Settings\Ben\My Documents\My Music\My Music\Bon Jovi\Cross Road\Always.mp3
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Windows cannot find 'C:\Documents and Settings\Ben\My Documents\My Music\My Music\Bon Jovi\Cross Road\Always.mp3'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.
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OK   
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Document Launch Helper Tool?

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Re: [bug] Can't Launch MP3 Files
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2009, 11:35:06 PM »
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Document Launch Helper Tool?
thats one of the checkbox options there.

that's a strange error.. is the file name in the error wrong.. let me ask -- if you carefully look at the filename in windows explorer, does it maybe have a space at end or front of it?

do other mp3 files launch properly from farr?

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Re: [bug] Can't Launch MP3 Files
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 12:04:46 AM »
Ahh it has a space at the end. But I checked all my other songs and they have a space at the end too :huh: So FARR can't launch any of the songs and the document helper thing doesn't work with either method. I tested FARR on a mp3 without a space at the end and it works! Thanks, wouldn't have guessed an extra space would be an issue.  ;D
Any suggestions to remove the spaces at the end of all my songs? Like a method without having to do it manually?

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Re: [bug] Can't Launch MP3 Files
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 06:05:28 AM »
ah, the old 'space' bug. this must be highlighted somewhere..

anyway Ben, you can find here a list of renamers that could strip all the whitespace from either end of the filenames.

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Re: [bug] Can't Launch MP3 Files
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 10:41:51 PM »
See I tried the software at the link but I got a little confused as the software didn't display renaming subdirectories or removing the final character (a space) from the end of each file name. Suggestions/Help?

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Re: [bug] Can't Launch MP3 Files
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2009, 11:23:01 PM »
here is an example from Flash Renamer.

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http://www.rlvision....nual/func_space.html


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Re: [bug] Can't Launch MP3 Files
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2009, 01:10:30 AM »
Thanks for help you guys  :D Works great