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I'm trying to go into a file full of .m4a audio files, retrieve each one and use the audioread() for each audiofile and output the result of each one in an array

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Like the Title says, I'm a new user that is trying to read through each file,modify it, and to write it out to an array.
Currently I have 51 audiofiles in a folder where I want to read the audiofile with
[xc5,Fs] = audioread('C4.m4a');
and then process the audiofile with
xc5_feat = processing(xc5,Fs);
So this would take a while for each file, is there a way to do this to every audiofile in my mainfile and put the result in an array?
Currently I have it saving to another folder but could I make this an array?
Heres the code I currently have but I keep getting an error message that I'll put below.
I have an audioread() but I would also like to add in my function 'processing' into it as well.
Thank you all!
clear all
outputFolder = 'C:Desktop\University\School\Fall 2021\Machine Learning\Project\C_sound_files'
for k= 1:51
% OPTION 1: Create a mat filename, and load it into a structure called matData.
matFileName = sprintf('C%d.m4a', k);
if isfile(matFileName)
matData = audioread(matFileName);
outputFilename = sprintf('C%d.m4a', outputFolder, k);
save(outputFilename, 'matData')
else
fprintf('File %s does not exist.\n', matFileName);
end
end
%%%%%% THE ERROR MESSAGE %%%%%%%%
Error using save
Unable to write file
C67.m4aC58.m4aC68.m4aC101.m4aC115.m4aC107.m4aC116.m4aC111.m4aC112.m4aC92.m4aC85.m4aC110.m4aC105.m4aC118.m4aC101.m4aC114.m4aC115.m4aC105.m4aC116.m4aC121.m4aC32.m4aC111.m4aC102.m4aC32.m4aC72.m4aC111.m4aC117.m4aC115.m4aC116.m4aC111.m4aC110.m4aC92.m4aC71.m4aC114.m4aC97.m4aC100.m4aC117.m4aC97.m4aC116.m4aC101.m4aC32.m4aC83.m4aC99.m4aC104.m4aC111.m4aC111.m4aC108.m4aC92.m4aC70.m4aC97.m4aC108.m4aC108.m4aC32.m4aC50.m4aC48.m4aC50.m4aC49.m4aC92.m4aC77.m4aC97.m4aC99.m4aC104.m4aC105.m4aC110.m4aC101.m4aC32.m4aC76.m4aC101.m4aC97.m4aC114.m4aC110.m4aC105.m4aC110.m4aC103.m4aC92.m4aC70.m4aC105.m4aC110.m4aC97.m4aC108.m4aC32.m4aC80.m4aC114.m4aC111.m4aC106.m4aC101.m4aC99.m4aC116.m4aC92.m4aC67.m4aC95.m4aC115.m4aC111.m4aC117.m4aC110.m4aC100.m4aC95.m4aC102.m4aC105.m4aC108.m4aC101.m4aC115.m4aC1.m4a:
Invalid argument.
Error in Full_audio_read (line 17)
save(outputFilename, 'matData')

Answers (1)

Kiran Felix Robert
Kiran Felix Robert on 9 Dec 2021
Hi Nicholas,
The error message is due to the file name you have created in outputFilename.
Change the line as follows to get a working loop.
outputFilename = sprintf('C%d.m4a',k);

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