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Alfredo Rodriguez
Rendering WAV produces WDP?
on Aug 20, 2015 at 2:22:27 am

I've never heard of *.wdp file extension, but after recently upgrading to SSD drives and doing migration/re-installing stuff, when I render audio files from Sony Vegas Pro 13 using the Wave (Microsoft)(*.wav) output format, the Name field shows *.wdp and not *.wav

The icon of the rendered audio file doesn't look like anything I've seen before. However, by renaming the file with a wav extension, this fixes the icon instantly and my PC can play it using Win Media Player.

What's going on here? How do I get my wav extension back? I checked Device Manager and all my drivers are up to date.


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Steve Rhoden
Re: Rendering WAV produces WDP?
on Aug 20, 2015 at 9:52:52 am

You probably have some software installed that is hijacking/overwriting
your wave audio files.

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Alfredo Rodriguez
Re: Rendering WAV produces WDP?
on Aug 21, 2015 at 11:53:34 am

That is very likely, Steve. I just installed Reaper and Cubase for doing MIDI musical projects. I installed the recommended ASIO driver (Steingberg makes it, I think) but I don't see how this would affect Sony Vegas or how that relates to WAV.

If it IS "overwriting" it, as you said, how do I go about fixing it? Is WAV a Microsoft thing? Should I consult Microsoft or search for special drivers? Not sure where to start to handle this issue with the wav extension


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Bob Peterson
Re: Rendering WAV produces WDP?
on Aug 20, 2015 at 4:50:23 pm

I am running SVP 12, so I am not sure what SVP 13 does. However, when I choose a render format such as WAV, Vegas fills in the extension to be used for the rendered file. So, if my file name is Project A, as soon as I click on a wav option, SVP will fill in the .wav extension as part of the file name. Is this what you are seeing when you render?


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Alfredo Rodriguez
Re: Rendering WAV produces WDP?
on Aug 21, 2015 at 11:57:55 am

That's the problem, Bob. When I am at the render window, I click on the Wave (Microsoft)(*.wav) output format. So my file which is named "Project A" becomes "ProjectA.wdp" even though the output format clearly shows (*.wav)

I don't think SVP 13 is special in this sense that it confuses a wav for wdp. I'm googling what 'wdp' is and not much comes up. Never heard of it.


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Steve Rhoden
Re: Rendering WAV produces WDP?
on Aug 22, 2015 at 7:12:18 am

That's very odd indeed.
That .wdp file is actually a Windows Media Photo file, it's developed by Microsoft and is similar to the .jpg format and used for high-resolution digital photographs. (that it's disclaimer), so im not really sure whats
going on with your system.
Installed any photo/image based software lately?

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Owner of Filmex Creative Media.
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Bob Peterson
Re: Rendering WAV produces WDP?
on Aug 23, 2015 at 1:19:15 am

What happens if you manually change the extension to wav? Although it appears that something has altered Windows mapping of file types. I think you said that it is generating a wav file. Therefore, all you need to do is manually override the extension.

I still have a voice recognition package that, as part of its installation, took it upon itself to alter Windows' mapping of file types and their default application software. It seized something like .tif files as its own even though it is not a photo application. That package still resides on an old xp system because I refuse to allow it to alter those relationships again on newer systems. I would try Google to look for a way to fix the file relationship information.


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Alfredo Rodriguez
Re: Rendering WAV produces WDP?
on Aug 23, 2015 at 2:46:05 am

if I rename it prior to clicking Render, it does the darnest thing: it will still add "wdp" to the new extension, so "Project A" turns from "Project A.wav" into "Project A.wav.wdp"....silliest thing I've ever seen. It just has to get the last word in!! ha ha ha...


Ok. I appreciate all the input, guys. Looks like this is not a Vegas issue, but a Windows issue. I'll look around. Might be a registry problem, from what I gather on the interwebz. If I solve this, I will definitely return to share my solution. I always give back to the community which helps me in return :-)


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Wayne Waag
Re: Rendering WAV produces WDP?
on Aug 23, 2015 at 3:57:36 am

You don't have Word Perfect installed, do you? It also uses a .wdp extension. This is totally weird. Some program somewhere is hijacking your wav renders and renaming them, much like association icons. A true mystery. Hope you solve it.

wwaag


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Steve Rhoden
Re: Rendering WAV produces WDP?
on Aug 23, 2015 at 1:13:42 pm

Could be Wayne, could be!

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Bob Peterson
Re: Rendering WAV produces WDP?
on Aug 23, 2015 at 5:30:44 pm

I did not know that they still sell Word Perfect!


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Bob Peterson
Re: Rendering WAV produces WDP?
on Aug 23, 2015 at 11:40:02 am

Please post back if you figure out what software is responsible for this so that everyone else can avoid it. Do you have a system back up that you can fall back on? That has saved my bacon more than once.


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Alfredo Rodriguez
Re: Rendering WAV produces WDP?
on Aug 23, 2015 at 5:26:02 pm

No, I don't have Word Perfect (not sure I remember what that program is).

I can't use System Restore...no restore points.


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Wayne Waag
Re: Rendering WAV produces WDP?
on Aug 23, 2015 at 7:20:36 pm

Just want to make sure that you are using the normal Render As dialog and not a script. If so, try "Render to New Track"--Ctrl-M and do a wav render which will add the rendered file as a new track. Just see if you get the same .wdp extension.

wwaag


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Steve Rhoden
Re: Rendering WAV produces WDP?
on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:43:38 am

I really have no idea then whats going on with your system.
But what i can certainly tell you is that something you have
installed is hijacking your Wave audio files. Of that you can be certain!

Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader)
Film Maker & VFX Artist.
Owner of Filmex Creative Media.
Samples of my Work and Company can be seen here:
http://www.facebook.com/FilmexCreativeMedia


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Francois Blawat
Re: Rendering WAV produces WDP?
on Feb 2, 2017 at 9:17:47 pm

I hate to bring up an old post, but even today my Vegas Pro 9 under Windows 7 x64 still does occasionally this when trying to save to .avi format.

Was there a fix for this? Even if I replace .wdp with .avi it still saves the file as .wdp. The weird thing is, if I go to the folder where the file got saved I can manually rename the file from .wdp to .avi and it will play fine but still strange that Vegas is defaulting to this .wdp file name.

My issue is when I render a project using save as type Video for Windows avi.



I wonder what the fix is for this?

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