Error: "The file is too large to be decoded"

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: All

If you're getting this error message when trying to open a compressed audio file, you can adjust the decoding cache settings in Live's Preferences →  File/Folder:


Make sure that the computer hard drive has enough free space available and adjust the "Minimum Free Space" amount.

Note: The minimum free space must not exceed the available free space on your hard drive.

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