Friday, August 5, 2011

Tips & Tricks Of The Month

Corrupt files

Corrupt files in your Scratch Live / ITCH library can be the cause of many problems such as crashes, freezes and playback issues. They can affect the performance and stability of Scratch Live / ITCH even if they are not being played. You should make a point of regularly checking that your library is free from corrupt files. To do this:

Make sure that you have analyzed your entire library:

* Start Scratch Live / ITCH with your hardware disconnected.
* Click 'Analyze Files'. This can take a while, depending on the size of your library and whether your files have been previously analyzed.

Once your library has been analyzed, you can now check to see if it contains any corrupt files:

* Open your "All" crate.
* Click on the box at the top of the first column in the main library view. This will sort all your tracks by the status icon.
* Any corrupt files will have a lightning bolt icon or broken iTunes icon in this status column.

We recommend you remove all of these files from your library. To do this, highlight your corrupt files and press Command + Del (Mac) or Ctrl + Del (PC). Make a note of the files that have been deleted. You can then re-encode, re-download, or re-rip these and then, re-import these files into your library.

NOTE: It is a good idea to delete corrupted files from your hard drive as well as your Scratch Live / ITCH library so you don't accidentally re-import them. To do this in Scratch Live / ITCH, select the corrupt file and press Command + Shift + Del (Mac) or Ctrl + Shift + Del (PC).


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