Recovering damaged PMF Files

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Re: Recovering damaged PMF Files

Postby Ricardo Ryan » Fri Dec 19, 2008 16:46

Hi,

Find it here.

http://download.merging.com/beta/Associ ... overer.zip

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Re: Recovering damaged PMF Files

Postby huub » Mon Dec 22, 2008 00:45

Merci bien!
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Re: Recovering damaged PMF Files

Postby huub » Mon Dec 22, 2008 01:29

Hmm, on both our merging built mykerinos system and my own pc running pyramix in evaluation mode, both pmf recoverer and wav recoverer will not run, saying 'WOAM.dll missing'
Ideas anyone?

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Re: Recovering damaged PMF Files

Postby huub » Mon Dec 22, 2008 16:12

I do have xp sp2 installed b.t.w.

EDIT: installed programs in program files>common files>merging technologies> mediahandlers and all was good..
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Re: Recovering damaged PMF Files

Postby Richbland » Sat Sep 26, 2009 22:09

Hello... I know this is an old thread, but I have exactly this trouble - I recorded a concert (as a PMF file), Pyramix crashed at the end of the concert and of course when I re-opened the session, the concert file was missing. I see the file on the hard drive (in explorer) and it is the right size, but Pyramix will not see the file.
I guess that I need the PMF recovery program. I have tried the WAV recoverer and this did not seem to work. Could you please send me the PMF recoverer program (or a link to) as soon as possible, many thanks,

Richard

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Re: Recovering damaged PMF Files

Postby Ricardo Ryan » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:07

Hi Richard,

Find here our bundled Media Recoverer (PMF, SDII or Wave).

http://download.merging.com/beta/Associ ... er_2.0.zip

Make sure you follow the readme file.

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Re: Recovering damaged PMF Files

Postby fl » Thu Oct 01, 2009 21:11

With the arrival of the bundled Recoverer utility, can I safely delete my copies of the WAV and PMF Recoverers that I had installed to the Common Files/MergingTechnology/Media Handlers folder?
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Re: Recovering damaged PMF Files

Postby Ricardo Ryan » Fri Oct 02, 2009 15:19

Hi Frank,

With the arrival of the bundled Recoverer utility, can I safely delete my copies of the WAV and PMF Recoverers that I had installed to the Common Files/MergingTechnology/Media Handlers folder?

Yes. Then follow the readme.txt.

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Re: Recovering damaged PMF Files

Postby pryanic » Fri Nov 09, 2012 21:39

Hellow.
I use this recovery tool http://download.merging.com/beta/Associ ... er_2.0.zip
but in 1,3,5,7, etc channel I have a short white noise region. what am I doing wrong?

I create project with 10 mono strips, 1 stereo strip, and record 1-4, 7,8 and 11-12 (stereo mix).

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Re: Recovering damaged PMF Files

Postby Nicolas Cavin » Fri Nov 16, 2012 18:46

Hello All,

The (Merging) Media Recoverer tool requires very precise info in order to recover a recorded file. The tool was historically not offered for download because our technical support service would furnish it with precise instructions.

Make sure that you read the README entirely and follow the instructions EXACTLY. Here is the content of the readme file:

MediaRecoverer:

This tool is a little program that can recover a broken Media file (power shutdown during the recording, for example). No waranty can be given on the success of this tool.

Here are the steps to follow:

1) First do a copy of your file and only work on this copy!!

2) Unzip the attached file and place the MediaRecoverer.exe in this location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Merging Technologies\MediaHandlers and run it.

3) Then enter some information about the file you need to recover:

- Select the proper media Tab, according to your media file (PMF, SDII or Wave)
- Enter the Sampling Rate (96000, 48000, 44100, ...) of the file to recover
- Enter the Byte Rate (16 bit -> 2; 24 bits -> 3; 32 bits -> 4)
- Enter the Number of Tracks.
- Check the Waveform box if it has been recorded with Waveform WHILE recording (most probably).
- The default Record Block size is set to 64 KB in Pyramix so if you have not changed this, leave the BlockSize box as it is: 65536.
- If the Record block size was set to 96K in the General Settings > Playback Page then enter 98304 in the BlockSize box.
- If the Record block size was set to 128K in the General Settings > Playback Page then enter 131072 in the BlockSize box.

4) Click Recover File

5) Choose the original file to recover

6) Choose a name for the recovery file

-> This will create a new Media file containing all the data.

Caution: the end of the file could contain some random data (white noise at 0dB)

Note 1: Be patient some files can take a while to recover (process). You can monitor the file growing by looking at it in a Windows Explorer, and hitting refresh (F5).

Note 2: Be careful to work on a NTFS formatted drive so as to not encounter the ~4GB size limitation.

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Re: Recovering damaged PMF Files

Postby Ricardo Ryan » Thu Nov 22, 2012 15:55

Hi,

Did you record with Pyramix v7.1?

http://download.merging.com/beta/AssociatedTools/MediaRecoverer_v3.0_(PMXv7.1).zip

If so try this one, make sure that you do a copy of the original file before all, and look at the read me some values have changed.

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Re: Recovering damaged PMF Files

Postby Rob » Fri Dec 26, 2014 22:25

Is this the most recent version of the MediaRecover utility? I'm being pro-active here. I have no immediate need for the program but would like to have it on hand in case I do need it in a rush.

Also, will AMR run under Windows 7? The documentation only states Windows 2K & XP.
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Re: Recovering damaged PMF Files

Postby fl » Sat Dec 27, 2014 00:01

Version 3.0 is the most recent version. I used it in November 2014 to successfully restore damaged files from a Pyramix 9.1 session.
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Re: Recovering damaged PMF Files

Postby Rob » Tue Dec 30, 2014 21:39

fl wrote:Version 3.0 is the most recent version. I used it in November 2014 to successfully restore damaged files from a Pyramix 9.1 session.


Thanks Frank!
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Re: Recovering damaged PMF Files

Postby Jesse.Lewis » Fri Jun 26, 2015 04:25

Is there a different 64bit MediaRecoverer? MediaRecoverer 3.0 is not working for us.

Jesse