I need help loading a VLC file

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  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10

    I need help loading a VLC file

    A VLC audio file that previously worked in Windows 8 does not work now in Windows 10/ HOME version. At least I think that is the only difference. Hope you can help. The message is:
    Your input can't be opened:
    VLC is unable to open the MRL 'cdda:///E:/'. Check the log for details.
    I don't even see where there is a log. ?

    File is so very important. I hope you can help.
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  2. indianacarnie's Avatar
    Posts : 1,327
    Windows 10 Home x64

    Welcome to the Forums KRLN!

    Have you tried updating VLC? Are you SURE the file hasn't become corrupted? What format is it in? Have you rebooted and tried playing it? A little information goes a long way for us to help.
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  3. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I did update the VLC; same message. How can I tell if the file is corrupted? What could cause that? I had it saved on a disk, on a thumb drive, and on the hard drive, so would all of them be corrupted? I have rebooted, to no avail. I'm sorry I'm not tech savvy...how can I tell what format it is in? One file shows e00, the next d00...if that makes any sense.. but there are a number of files, and none of them work. The audio portion of the VLC player is working when I play a video...
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  4. indianacarnie's Avatar
    Posts : 1,327
    Windows 10 Home x64

    The format would be the file extension ....... .wav, .fls , .jpg, .flac etc. Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling VLC?
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  5. ArazelEternal's Avatar
    Posts : 359
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Check out these two pages: File extension e00 and File extention d00.

    These are not extensions for video formats. One is an ArcGIS extension, and the other is a virtual disc image format.
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  6. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    reply to 'what type of file'

    indianacarnie said:
    The format would be the file extension ....... .wav, .fls , .jpg, .flac etc. Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling VLC?
    is it .xfps?
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  7. indianacarnie's Avatar
    Posts : 1,327
    Windows 10 Home x64

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Do you mean .xspf?

    Here's what I found out about that : XSPF File (What It Is and How to Open One)
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,107
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    It would help if you could show us the actual file name and extension.
    A screenshot would be great (see below)
    To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post to the left of the video icon

    Assuming it's a .cdda:

    cdda file:
    CDDA File (What It Is How To Open One)
    A file with the CDDA file extension is a CD Digital Audio file that stores audio in the AIFF format.

    CDDA files are normally seen only when audio files have been ripped from an audio CD that uses the CD Digital Audio specification. This is most often done through the Apple iTunes program with the Audio CD burn option.
    CDDA File Extension - What is a .cdda file and how do I open it?
    used for saving CD audio data to a computer, as well as burning new CDs.
    .cdda Extension - List of programs that can open .cdda files
    Quick Time and itunes can open these...

    What icon does your cdda file have?
    If it's a blank white one, there's nothing defined to handle this extension.

    It may be possible to convert it to something like mp3 using an on line convertor...
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  9. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    .au file

    Thank you very much for your response. I feel as if I have tried everything. These files are so important to me, I am hoping there is a way to open and listen to them.

    attached is a screen shot of the files. I have them in a playlist. They simply won't open. Other au files play on my VLC, but these will not.

    I appreciate any help you could offer.

    For some reason the image will not load. But the files appear as this:
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  10. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,834
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    The .au file format is not one I'm familiar with Wikipedia - Au file format. Apparently there are 27 possible encoding formats a .au file can use. These two files may be unplayable because they use a different encoding from all your others, perhaps Windows 10 doesn't have a codec for this particular one but Windows 8 did.

    I would try FFmpeg, a free open source command line utility that can convert almost any video or audio file to almost any other format. It also comes with a command line player called FFplay. http://ffmpeg.org/

    It certainly supports the .au format, as I've just used it to create a .au file. To convert your .au files to .mp3 the command is (subtituting your own file names for 'input' and 'output'):

    ffmpeg -i input.au output.mp3
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