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storyteller

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I have several old projects from circa 2008/2009 I am trying to remix and am running into a major hazard in the road. These projects use Linplug's old RMIV and RMV. Everything in the project was stemmed to Audio except these tracks. Ugh! I own licenses for both, but the company has closed its doors.

So current status: I have the latest version of RM V installed, but the plugin is not detected in any DAW. The component plugin just flatout crashes any DAW during the scanning, so I removed it. Anyway, it looks like this is going to be an end-around solution. The plugin uses D4T file formats for all of the samples. I assume this is just a binary file of some type for the developer to obfusicate the actual file type. Since I have not been able to get in touch with the developer, can anyone help me undertand how the heck I can convert the D4T samples into something usable? I don't mind putting them into another drum sampler and just hunting down the sounds.

I tried some online file converters to audio and that didn't work. So... help? :shocked: Thanks a million for whoever can help me solve this!

I'm attaching one of the samples for someone to check out. It is zipped, but the extracted file is the one in question.

Or... if someone knows Peter or Pavol from Linplug, that'd help me out as well!
 

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I have read on the web that this product was released in the year 2008. You mind to download OSX 10.3 and test if it works there?
 

EgM

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I have several old projects from circa 2008/2009 I am trying to remix and am running into a major hazard in the road. These projects use Linplug's old RMIV and RMV. Everything in the project was stemmed to Audio except these tracks. Ugh! I own licenses for both, but the company has closed its doors.

So current status: I have the latest version of RM V installed, but the plugin is not detected in any DAW. The component plugin just flatout crashes any DAW during the scanning, so I removed it. Anyway, it looks like this is going to be an end-around solution. The plugin uses D4T file formats for all of the samples. I assume this is just a binary file of some type for the developer to obfusicate the actual file type. Since I have not been able to get in touch with the developer, can anyone help me undertand how the heck I can convert the D4T samples into something usable? I don't mind putting them into another drum sampler and just hunting down the sounds.

I tried some online file converters to audio and that didn't work. So... help? :shocked: Thanks a million for whoever can help me solve this!

I'm attaching one of the samples for someone to check out. It is zipped, but the extracted file is the one in question.

Or... if someone knows Peter or Pavol from Linplug, that'd help me out as well!
I've converted it to AIF for you, if you have others to convert use this tool (dermiv, a python script to convert those files specifically. I take no credit for this tool, it was made by Andrew B.)
 

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storyteller

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I have read on the web that this product was released in the year 2008. You mind to download OSX 10.3 and test if it works there?
I don't have a mac old enough to run 10.3 anymore. I thought about that as well. But good suggestion!

I've converted it to AIF for you, if you have others to convert use this tool (dermiv, a python script to convert those files specifically. I take no credit for this tool, it was made by Andrew B.)
Seriously - thank you so much! I just downloaded the tool. That's wild that someone built a tool specifically for this, but I'm glad they did!
 
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Seriously - thank you so much! I just downloaded the tool. That's wild that someone built a tool specifically for this, but I'm glad they did!
It was kinda hard to find, haha. But I like challenges like this, glad to help!
 
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It was kinda hard to find, haha. But like challenges like this, glad to help!
One last question - I have dermiv copied into the folder where I want to test the file conversion. In this case, I am on an external drive. I load up terminal. I navigate to the folder via the cd command. Then I run the following:

./dermiv test.D4T test.aiff

It seems to run, but it doesn't seem to create a file anywhere. I also tried the batch script, which looks like it successfully loops through all of the files in terminal, but I don't see the exported files. I've never been a big terminal/command line guy so I am not really well versed with scripting from here. Any thoughts or guidance?
 
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storyteller

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normally such commands export the files in the original folder of the original file, but maybe wait for @EgM advice or try it out.
That’s what I would have assumed too. I’m guessing it must just be something small like syntax or permissions. Hopefully EgM will know. I’m just thankful there is a script for this.
 

gamma-ut

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It's worked here. What are the permissions on that folder? It's possible it's trying to write the file and failing silently. I've got 775 on the folder I tried it on.
 

EgM

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One last question - I have dermiv copied into the folder where I want to test the file conversion. In this case, I am on an external drive. I load up terminal. I navigate to the folder via the cd command. Then I run the following:

./dermiv test.D4T test.aiff

It seems to run, but it doesn't seem to create a file anywhere. I also tried the batch script, which looks like it successfully loops through all of the files in terminal, but I don't see the exported files. I've never been a big terminal/command line guy so I am not really well versed with scripting from here. Any thoughts or guidance?
I haven't tried on Windows or Mac, I would try from your user folder (i.e. C:\Users\xxxx\Documents\D4T\ ) to make sure it's not a permission issue.

If you still have issues, just send me a pm and I'll extract them for you in linux.
 
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Hey Everyone,

I finally got it worked out on my end. It was a two-fold issue. One is that the original file was corrupted (dermiv was 0 bytes when extracted) so I had to redownload it. The other issue was that I had to run it from my user folder as suggested. Thanks to all that helped out with this!

Now I have 8770 samples to go through to figure out which 3 samples I used in this first song. :eek:. Oh well! That much closer. Plus I really dig the RMIV and RMV samples so this was a win-win situation to bring back the good stuff for my current music anyway.

EDIT: Also, for anyone trying this in the future, you will have to remove spaces from the file names when running the batch version of the script (unless there is a syntax change that is not suggested in the script's instructions).
 
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Hey Everyone,

I finally got it worked out on my end. It was a two-fold issue. One is that the original file was corrupted (dermiv was 0 bytes when extracted) so I had to redownload it. The other issue was that I had to run it from my user folder as suggested. Thanks to all that helped out with this!

Now I have 8770 samples to go through to figure out which 3 samples I used in this first song. :eek:. Oh well! That much closer. Plus I really dig the RMIV and RMV samples so this was a win-win situation to bring back the good stuff for my current music anyway.

EDIT: Also, for anyone trying this in the future, you will have to remove spaces from the file names when running the batch version of the script (unless there is a syntax change that is not suggested in the script's instructions).
Glad you're up and running again! Other than the 9000 files and spaces in filenames... You can mass rename those easily through scripting though.

Code:
:renameNoSpace  [/R]  [FolderPath]
@echo off
setlocal disableDelayedExpansion
if /i "%~1"=="/R" (
  set "forOption=%~1 %2"
  set "inPath="
) else (
  set "forOption="
  if "%~1" neq "" (set "inPath=%~1\") else set "inPath="
)
for %forOption% %%F in ("%inPath%* *") do (
  if /i "%~f0" neq "%%~fF" (
    set "folder=%%~dpF"
    set "file=%%~nxF"
    setlocal enableDelayedExpansion
    echo ren "!folder!!file!" "!file: =!"
    ren "!folder!!file!" "!file: =!"
    endlocal
  )
)
Save it renameNoSpace.bat Make sure to backup your folder before you try this! (Credit: Stackoverflow)

Syntax:

renameNoSpace : (no arguments) Renames files in the current directory
renameNoSpace /R : Renames files in the folder tree rooted at the current directory
renameNoSpace myFolder : Renames files in the "myFolder" directory found in the current directory.
renameNoSpace "c:\my folder\" : Renames files in the specified path. Quotes are used because path contains a space.
renameNoSpace /R D:\ : Renames all files on the D: drive.
 
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