Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218)

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2009/03/20 15:31:58 (permalink)

Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218)

Hi, I'm just trying to import an instrumental into a track and I'm getting this:

"DirectShow Error 0x80040218
No combination could be found to render the stream."

This is just your average .mp3 file, nothing esoteric or anything like that. I've found a workaround - converting the mp3 into a wave file and then importing THAT... however, that just gets cumbersome.

Any suggestions, please?

Thank you!
post edited by visualrocker69 - 2009/03/20 15:38:14
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    bitflipper
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    RE: Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218) 2009/03/20 17:16:23 (permalink)
    There could be something amiss with the file. I'm assuming you can import other MP3s without this error.

    If you don't already have it, download a copy of Foobar2000. It's a very useful tool for working with MP3s. I've had many files that would not play on my portable player, but were successfully repaired using Foobar's "Rebuild MP3 Stream" function.


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    RE: Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218) 2009/03/27 09:22:46 (permalink)
    I think this is caused by Sonar not being able to recognise the ID3 Tag - it wont work with v 2.4 but fine with 2.3 so try using a tag editor and saving the tag info as ID3 v2.3.

    Colin
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    RE: Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218) 2009/04/15 14:55:41 (permalink)
    I also get the same error. I use SONAR 5 and can create mp3 files but can not import these same files into SONAR I can open these and play/edit these files in other software but why not SONAR??

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    RE: Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218) 2009/04/15 19:03:59 (permalink)
    CRedemann, do you happen to have one of those MP3s posted online somewhere that I could download?


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    RE: Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218) 2009/04/16 14:16:24 (permalink)
    bitflipper, no i do not have an place online for you to get the file. It is not any particular file i get this error on all mp3 files. I even went to the place you suggested "Here's a MSKB article that might help. " and did steps 1-4 i could not follow 5 i have XP on that PC. I did follow 6 but all the info was correct. Some of the mp3 files were created in Cool Edit 2000 some in SONAR 5. Only SONAR 5 gives me the error.

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    RE: Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218) 2009/04/20 15:22:58 (permalink)
    When you say "all MP3 files", does that include MP3s that you download from external sources?


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    RE: Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218) 2009/04/20 15:51:06 (permalink)
    Yes bitflipper i get the error from files created on the same computer that SONAR is on, mp3 files created on other computers and the same error on mp3 files downloaded from independent sources. We do have other audio software like CE 2000, Total Recorder, Real Player on the same computer as SONAR but maybe I'm grasping at straws but could there be some sort of conflict with these and SONAR??

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    RE: Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218) 2009/04/20 18:22:40 (permalink)
    Hi,
    I had that problem before. You have to reregister the Quartz.dll file in windows

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842185


    ORIGINAL: visualrocker69

    Hi, I'm just trying to import an instrumental into a track and I'm getting this:

    "DirectShow Error 0x80040218
    No combination could be found to render the stream."

    This is just your average .mp3 file, nothing esoteric or anything like that. I've found a workaround - converting the mp3 into a wave file and then importing THAT... however, that just gets cumbersome.

    Any suggestions, please?

    Thank you!

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    RE: Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218) 2009/04/21 08:18:31 (permalink)
    Thanks vksf01, I have already tried the quartz file fix but it did not work. :(

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    RE: Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218) 2009/04/21 12:16:43 (permalink)
    You might try re-installing DirectX. It's worth a shot, and there's a good chance your DirectX isn't up to date anyway. You can get the latest DirectX here.


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    RE: Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218) 2009/04/22 14:48:43 (permalink)
    Thanks bitflipper,

    I followed the instructions for updating DirectX and it was out of date. I then tried to insert a mp3 file into SONAR and got the same error. Consequently i deleted SOANR again and all other audio software and restarted the PC. reinstalled SONAR and got the error again soooo i moved SONAR to a different computer and it works fine there! Uninstalled SONAR from the previous computer and need a little more memory and SONAR will just have to be on a different PC. I guess the other computer will have to be rebuilt.

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    Re: RE: Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218) 2010/07/04 05:59:24 (permalink)
    i just had the same problem. i simply opened the mp3 file in sound forge 10 and did a 'save as' and chose Microsoft wave

    the new file imported flawlessly.

    solved
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    RE: Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218) 2010/07/30 03:26:42 (permalink)
    col1000


    I think this is caused by Sonar not being able to recognise the ID3 Tag - it wont work with v 2.4 but fine with 2.3 so try using a tag editor and saving the tag info as ID3 v2.3.

    Colin


    yes.  as soon as i did this, the problem went away.  thanks for the help, guys.

    (used ID3TagWorkshop to do the editing)
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    Re:Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218) 2012/06/09 03:31:04 (permalink)
    You have to use a program like Prism File Converter to translate the mp3 file into a .wav file. When I did this it was able to read the file immediately. 

    Here is a download link it is a free software:

    http://www.nchsoftware.com/prism/index.html
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    Re:Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218) 2012/06/09 12:13:54 (permalink)
    Good answer but  your 2 years to late!

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    Re:Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218) 2016/10/04 22:53:07 (permalink)
    I know this is a tad late to get involved in this but all you need to do is convert the file to a wav file.
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    Re:Error in Importing an MP3 (DirectShow Error 0x80040218) 2016/10/05 04:38:35 (permalink)
    maybe it's time sonar was updated to recognise and deal with "modern" mp3 tagging? after all, v2.4 was published on November 1, 2000, and remains the latest version.

    just a sec

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