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    Anyone know why the current series of GLDs (especially 112s) don’t support any codecs other than wav when they use to support more? REALLY would like mp3’s?

    Per http://support.allen-heath.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/451/124/gld-what-codecs-are-supported-for-usb-audio-playback

    “GLD-80 units shipped before 14th of June 2013 supported the following audio formats for USB playback: WAV > MP3 > MP4 (M4a, AAC) > FLAC”

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    IIRC I read somewhere, they actually changed the hardware of the USB-Soundcard in the desk. This would make it a hardware restriction. But I’m not 100% sure about this.

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    The parent company of A&H was different when the first run of desks was were manufactured, I think the issue was that the old owners had an MP3 license and the current owners don’t.

    Chris

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    The first buyers paid also more for the desk.

    #54464
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    A FYI follow-up. I have been testing with various (non-wav) audio files and have been using Audacity to convert them to .wav files and so far, all tests have been successful. All you need to do is get a free download of Audacity, select File-Open and load the input file. Then select File-Export, select (Microsoft) wav and save. Then put that .wav file on an USB drive and the GLD will gladly see/play it. Remember .wav files are NOT small, so would suggest a multi-gig USB drive. Also remember to initialize (using format) the USB drive (fat 32) and use default block size. I normally do NOT use fast format to be sure that the USB drive is good.

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