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Old 06-25-2018, 05:38 AM   #1
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Default Loading MIDI Note Names says "12 EDL header items are missing"

When I try to load MIDI Note Name txt files for EZDrummer kits, whether I use txts that I downloaded from the stash or created myself in Notepad or Notepad++, I usually get this error message:

EDL TXT import error
12 EDL header items are missing

Even if I can successfully load a file, the next day when I come back to the project, or try to load it again on a different project, I get the same message. Searching help files, this forum, YouTube, etc., has been unrevealing. Any idea what is going wrong here?
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:14 AM   #2
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That sounds like you're trying to open it via "open project", rather than the note-name loading action.
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:14 PM   #3
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Thanks for your response, but that’s not it. I use File (or right-click) in piano roll to get to “Load note names from file…” & select the txt file. I get the “EDL TXT import” error message & the project closes. I assumed there was something wrong w/ the TXT file, because a few times I could load one successfully. Yet the next day, on a different project, the same TXT file would give me the error message as well. Pretty baffled. I’ve used files provided by others, & carefully creating them from scratch using Notepad or Notepad++.
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:41 AM   #4
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Perhaps you could compress a simple problem note names file into a ZIP file and post it here as an attachment so that we can have a look at it and see what's (not) happening?

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Old 06-26-2018, 01:06 PM   #5
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What OS is this?
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:27 PM   #6
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Is it possible you're accidentally dragging the .txt file into the arrange window or into the MIDI editor, rather than choosing "open"? What you're describing is consistent with doing that.
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:06 PM   #7
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Thanks all. I’ve made great use of those help files & videos. You can become very well-informed about the program before even purchasing it.

I’m using Windows 10 Pro. Following these steps, most any MIDI note name file I try to load fails tonight:

Create new project.
Create brief MIDI clip.
Double-click the MIDI clip to bring up Piano Roll
File | Note/CC Names | Load Note/CC Names from file…
Select a file.
Project closes, & you see “12 EDL header items are missing”

I’ll add that in the instructions about creating MIDI note name txt files, it says to put a space between the note number & name, but I see a lot of these that have a TAB instead of a space. I’ve tried both ways, & they each work sometimes, & fail often. I’ve also created one after tediously renaming notes in piano roll, & met the same fate.

I’ve attached a txt file for the Modern kit in EZDrummer.

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Old 06-27-2018, 06:57 AM   #8
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Thanks all. I’ve made great use of those help files & videos. You can become very well-informed about the program before even purchasing it.

I’m using Windows 10 Pro. Following these steps, most any MIDI note name file I try to load fails tonight:

Create new project.
Create brief MIDI clip.
Double-click the MIDI clip to bring up Piano Roll
File | Note/CC Names | Load Note/CC Names from file…
Can you make a screenshot of the file browse window that appears at this point? Specifically, does it say "Open Project" or "Load MIDI note names from file:" ?

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Select a file.
Project closes, & you see “12 EDL header items are missing”
"Project closes" should be a giveaway here -- you're trying to load that txt file as a project rather than note names.

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I’ll add that in the instructions about creating MIDI note name txt files, it says to put a space between the note number & name, but I see a lot of these that have a TAB instead of a space. I’ve tried both ways, & they each work sometimes, & fail often. I’ve also created one after tediously renaming notes in piano roll, & met the same fate.
Tab or space -- either will work.
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:59 PM   #9
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Thank you for sticking with me. I am definitely using “Load Note/CC Names from file.”

Tonight, if I load one that it shows as previously used, it will load the file names. If I instead browse to another txt file, even that very same file, it will fail.

I will attach a document w/ screenshots that tells the story.
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:52 AM   #10
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I’ve attached a txt file for the Modern kit in EZDrummer.
I've just tried that .txt file. All OK here (v5.92, Windows 7)
>>> https://i.imgur.com/QRePzI1.png

And I can confirm that if I drag the .txt file into the Reaper Arranger I get the "12 EDL items missing" pop-up.
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:56 AM   #11
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Perhaps Reaper should recognize if you're dragging a note names file onto a MIDI item and load it via drag&drop then, instead of trying to open it as a project?
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Old 06-28-2018, 08:28 PM   #12
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Thanks for checking the file; I couldn’t see anything wrong with it either. So it’s helpful to know there’s no hidden problems with the txt file. I wish the program would give me a more helpful clue than “12 EDL header items are missing.”

I appreciate everyone’s help, & I guess it must seem like I’m trying to load this MIDI Note name text file as a project, but honestly I’m not, as shown in the screen capture document I attached.

From Piano Roll, I am using:
File | Note/CC Names | Load Note/CC Names from file…| browse to txt file

exactly as directed in the manual & illustrated on numerous demo videos.

But I appreciate everyone’s suggestions. I’ll just consider it a mystery, since no one else seems to have this problem.
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:36 PM   #13
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Why not post the txt file itself, too?
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:02 PM   #14
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Why not post the txt file itself, too?
I got the text file from post #7, tried to follow the OPs instructions, no problems here (Win7 / v5.80), I know that doesn't help, IOW if OP has PC problem, bad ram/disc???
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Old 06-29-2018, 06:20 AM   #15
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Thanks to all who checked the txt file & confirmed there is no glitch with it. For now I’ve worked around the problem by manually changing the note names in Piano Roll for the 3 kits I need, then saving the MIDI note names. Since that puts them on the “previously used” list, & I can load from that list, I can move forward. I just won’t be able to download others’ txt files, or create one in Notepad myself. There are some things that remain mysteries; we’ll chalk it up to electron farts.
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:00 PM   #16
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Can you install LICEcap ( https://www.ccockos.com/licecap ) and make a .gif of you slowly doing this process? I want to see exactly what happens. Specifically, after you select the .txt file, are you doubleclicking it, or clicking the "open" button?
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:21 PM   #17
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Justin,

Thanks for your persistence. The issue of double-clicking the txt file vs click-then-open caught my attention, so I did some experiments. Unfortunately, no clear pattern, & more mystery.

I'm attaching 3 GIFs.

On MIDIFileNameDemoA.gif, you see me go to Piano Roll, File | Note/CC Names | Load Note/CC Names from file…| browse to txt file, and DOUBLE-click it. I get the EDL message & the project closes.

On MIDIFileNameDemoB.gif, you see me go to Piano Roll, File | Note/CC Names | Load Note/CC Names from file…| browse to txt file, SINGLE-click it, then click Open. It loads successfully.

On MIDIFileNameDemoC.gif, you see me go to Piano Roll, File | Note/CC Names | Load Note/CC Names from file…| browse to txt file, SINGLE-click it, and I immediately get the EDL message. Again, a SINGLE LEFT CLICK, & it crashes.

I tried a total of 12 more experiments, but they all went like this—a SINGLE LEFT CLICK gives me the EDL message & closes the project.

So I got one successful load out of 15 tries. I’ll note that it doesn’t matter which of the TXT files I use. The one that was successful failed on multiple repeat tries. And some of the failures work successfully via the previously-used list. I rebooted the computer, & continued to get failures. I replaced my wireless mouse w/ a corded USB mouse, & still get failures.

The only thing that consistently works is Piano Roll, File | Note/CC Names | Load Note/CC Names from file…| and picking one from the previously-used txt files.

Again, appreciate your help. I’m gathering this is a problem not previously seen, so if I can do anything to help, let me know. But if we’ve reached a dead-end, I do have workarounds as previously mentioned.

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File Type: zip MIDIFileNameDemoB.zip (633.3 KB, 11 views)
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:17 AM   #18
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Very odd.

As a temporary work-around, you could consider editing your reaper.ini file (!) and adding some "notenamerecent_" entries. Back up the .ini file first, of course.
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Cool, didn't know about that. Thanks.
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:09 AM   #20
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Me neither, until I looked at it yesterday.
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Old 07-01-2018, 05:32 PM   #21
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Hmm a single click doing anything in the file browse dialog is very odd.

Do you have any custom explorer shell extensions installed? Any other system-level customization software? Your mouse cursor looks non-stock...

If you doubleclick a .txt file in Explorer, what happens?
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:40 PM   #22
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No custom shell extensions. I use Directory Opus as my file manager, but I don’t have it set to replace Windows Explorer. In either Directory Opus or Windows Explorer, a single left click of a txt file merely selects it; a double-click opens it in Notepad. In most any program (e.g., MS Word), opening a file requires left click-open or a double-left click. I use the color scheme for my mouse pointer “Windows Inverted (large) (system scheme).”
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:21 PM   #23
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Default I have the SAME issue!

I have been using midinotenames files in my orchestration templates for a long time. RECENTLY, I started experiencing this same problem. I will select a file & BOOM! the project crashes. I get the same "12 EDL Header Item Missing" error.
I have been using these same text files for at least 3 years without ever having a problem. I am thinking it is a Reaper upgrade issue.
I am using Storyteller OTR template which I purchased in July, but it was about the same time that Reaper came out with two upgrades within a short time of one another.
I am hoping someone can figure this out because it is a real hassle!
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