ralftaro wrote on 5/13/2019, 7:44 AM

Hi there,

For MP3 files, this would be expected behaviour in the free version, as it doesn't come with the necessary license to handle them. However, are you positive this is happening for WAV files as well? Any WAV file?

WAV is a container format that could contain different types of audio codecs, including MP3 compression or relatively obscure codecs. I'm not sure all of those could be handled well. However, if you use a file with CD quality PCM-encoded material, which is probably one of the most common use cases for WAV, that should definitely work fine in the free Music Maker versions. Feel free to check whether a sample file like this will work:

If it does, the problem may be specific to the WAV files you're using. If this one doesn't work either, the problem must be a local one, and you may indeed want to check the specifics of where you're importing from, and whether something is e.g. preventing the program from writing meta data to the drive.

Hope this helps!

tekno_killerbong wrote on 5/13/2019, 3:03 PM

I don't know which type wav it was but I'm using the same files that come from a single dj software (Mixxx). Right now, I just uninstalled and installed again music maker and it's working fine again. Any idea how the blockage happenned ? Is it the ''concerned driver'' that could have been the problem or do I just hope that it doesn't happen a few times a month so I don't have to uninstall again and again lol

ralftaro wrote on 5/14/2019, 4:22 AM

Sorry, no idea how this would have happened. It's not a known or common issue. I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Also, please note that the error message would have referenced a *drive*, not a *driver*. So, that part of the error message is about the physical location you have stored the audio file on. Thus my suggestion above to check for and experiment with the location you're importing from. The program may have trouble creating certain meta data files it wants to write when importing an audio file. Ultimately, the error message is somewhat generic and covers various potential problem situations between which the program cannot easily distinguish when they occur. From experience, it comes up most often with files that are simply not supported, because they are either in an unsupported format or somehow defective.


Jesse-Crosby wrote on 6/11/2019, 9:47 AM

Unable to convert WMA to MP3. Purchased software about 10 years ago. Has worked fine until my computer kind of crashed and I had to replace it. I download the software to my new PC and everything works except the MP3 conversions. What can I do to fix the problem?


ralftaro wrote on 6/12/2019, 6:25 AM


Sorry, but exactly what version of Music Maker are we talking about? This would have to be a pretty old version, and not compatible with most currently supported Windows versions. So, this alone could explain the problem. You might want to consider using a more current version. The base version of Music Maker is now free:

However, it doesn't include MP3 support. You'd at least need to obtain the "More Tracks & Formats" feature pack from the in-app store to be able to handle (import/export) MP3 files.