HELP! Kontakt and VDL Library error

I am using Sibelius 6 and recently upgraded my HD on my Macbook Pro. The new HD is a clone of my previous one. When trying to use sibelius with the VDL library it gives me a message saying: ";Kontakt Player - File was not found, Please check if Library is installed correctly";. I've never had an issue with this until now. Could someone shed some light on the situation?

Macbook Pro 2.4Ghz
4GB RAM
500 GB 7200Rpm HD
Snow Leopard
[quote author=Jim Casella link=topic=3674.msg20402#msg20402 date=1290040410]
";Sibelius Sounds"; is the brand. ";Essentials"; is the library. Just like ";Tapspace"; is the brand and ";Virtual Drumline"; is the library.

If you're loading ";Sibelius Sounds"; as you playback configuration, you'll notice it creates a ";Sibelius Player"; in the RH column (active devices). Then you'll also notice that ";Essentials"; is the sound set which is assigned to the Sibelius Player device. The sound set corresponds to the library from which you want sounds to be selected. Since the Sibelius Player only offers sounds from their Essentials library, that's the only sound set option you'll see there.
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Thanks Jim! I got it!
";Sibelius Sounds"; is the brand. ";Essentials"; is the library. Just like ";Tapspace"; is the brand and ";Virtual Drumline"; is the library.

If you're loading ";Sibelius Sounds"; as you playback configuration, you'll notice it creates a ";Sibelius Player"; in the RH column (active devices). Then you'll also notice that ";Essentials"; is the sound set which is assigned to the Sibelius Player device. The sound set corresponds to the library from which you want sounds to be selected. Since the Sibelius Player only offers sounds from their Essentials library, that's the only sound set option you'll see there.
I think with what you said I have fixed the problem. So if I understand it correctly, if I want just to do a wind score just use Sibelius Sounds not Sibelius Sounds Essentials? If I want to do a full band score use Kontakt and Sibelius Sounds?
[quote author=Jim Casella link=topic=3674.msg20399#msg20399 date=1290038724]
[quote author=snaretech link=topic=3674.msg20398#msg20398 date=1290032463]
Hi Jim, hope all is well. I was having the same problem but I came on the forum and read through the post and found the answer to why I kept on getting the ";file not found. Please check and see if library is installed correctly";. But I keep getting the same message for my sibelius sound essentials. Is the path not the same and if not what is it? I am running a MacBook Pro 10.6.5. Like I said the path worked for the VDL but I am still get the message for my sibelius sound essentials. Thanks!

PS I've gone on sibelius site and haven't found anything.
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Which version of Sibelius are you running? Essentials used to use Kontakt Player, but since Sibelius 6, it actually runs within the Sibelius' own ";Sibelius Player.";




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I am using Sibelius 6
[quote author=snaretech link=topic=3674.msg20398#msg20398 date=1290032463]
Hi Jim, hope all is well. I was having the same problem but I came on the forum and read through the post and found the answer to why I kept on getting the ";file not found. Please check and see if library is installed correctly";. But I keep getting the same message for my sibelius sound essentials. Is the path not the same and if not what is it? I am running a MacBook Pro 10.6.5. Like I said the path worked for the VDL but I am still get the message for my sibelius sound essentials. Thanks!

PS I've gone on sibelius site and haven't found anything.
[/quote]

Which version of Sibelius are you running? Essentials used to use Kontakt Player, but since Sibelius 6, it actually runs within the Sibelius' own ";Sibelius Player.";

Hi Jim, hope all is well. I was having the same problem but I came on the forum and read through the post and found the answer to why I kept on getting the ";file not found. Please check and see if library is installed correctly";. But I keep getting the same message for my sibelius sound essentials. Is the path not the same and if not what is it? I am running a MacBook Pro 10.6.5. Like I said the path worked for the VDL but I am still get the message for my sibelius sound essentials. Thanks!

PS I've gone on sibelius site and haven't found anything.
[quote author=wgnicholsjr link=topic=3674.msg20034#msg20034 date=1282487815]
I haven't received the 'samples missing' message, its the Kontakt Player 2: 'File not found- Please Check if Library is installed correctly.'
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Fair enough. However, I think the steps in that FAQ may actually help resolve your problem as well. Primarily, focus on making sure the VDL folder contains all the necessary components, and confirming that the ";library path"; field is set properly in VDL's ";info"; screen (within Kontakt Player).

If not, please get back and let us know, and also let us know a few other details like when this error message occurs, what program you're using KP2 in, and if you're on a PC or a Mac.
I haven't received the 'samples missing' message, its the Kontakt Player 2: 'File not found- Please Check if Library is installed correctly.'
[quote author=wgnicholsjr link=topic=3674.msg20031#msg20031 date=1282455873]
Andy, I am now having the same problem.

What exactly did you re-install?  I literally JUST re-installed everything, & NOW that error message is showing up.
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If you're receiving a ";Samples Missing"; error message, check this FAQ:
https://www.tapspace.com/support/faq/index.php?action=artikel&cat=4&id=90
Andy, I am now having the same problem.

What exactly did you re-install?  I literally JUST re-installed everything, & NOW that error message is showing up.
Cool! Thanks for letting us know!
I did have the .nkx files in place.  I ended up just re-installing it completely and that did the trick.  Thanks.
Andy - it's possible you didn't drag the .nkx files into place after running the initial VDL instalation.

There's a FAQ about this here:
https://www.tapspace.com/support/faq/index.php?action=artikel&cat=4&id=90
I am having the same problem with the error message saying 'File not found- Please Check if Library is installed correctly.'  The path is set to the VDL2.5 folder, but I still get the same message.  I am wondering if I missed a step in the initial library installation somewhere.  I get the same result when I use the VDL 5.2 Template Download.  I'm running VDL 2.5 on Sibelius 5.2 on a MacBook OSX 10.5.8.  Thanks.

Hi Brian,

As far as your first issue goes, I would just burn all of those program that you downloaded to a CD/DVD for later use.

Second issue: you would want to click the Show button, not test button. The Test button just runs a test to check what sounds are loaded and essentially give you audible feedback. Once you click the Show button, it will pull up your instance of Kontakt Player 2. if VDL is installed properly, you should see something like the attached image below where you you should click the Info button. If the VDL box is blue, without the brushed steel background and fancy artwork, then the library path is not set correctly. Once you click the info button, you'll see something like the second image below. The red box I have highlighted should be the location of your VDL library. If you're unsure of your location for the library, you could always go to Finder and search for Virtual Drumline 2.5 and that will find the directory for you.

Hope this helps!
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