My best guess is that the issue I'm having has to do with the "encoding method" of certain AIFF files. However, I'm on a Mac and can't figure out where "encoding method" is even listed on a music file.
The issue I normally have (and I'm sure most of us do) with the E-8305 error message is when bit rate or bit depth of a lossless file is too high. That isn't the case here.
Several files I've downloaded from Qobuz.com have been giving me this error message. I'm downloading in AIFF format, 16bit, 44.1 kHz. Certain Qobuz purchased files give me the E-8305 error message while others don't. The solution is for me is to re-export each problematic song in Audacity with the same settings, but I'm still trying to determine why some of the original files I've been downloading won't work.
I think what's going on is similar to what happened here with the files needing PCM encoding but I want to confirm because I haven't found any information online about this being an issue with AIFF files, only with certain types of WAVs.
Here is an example of two files, same song, one that was originally downloaded from Qobuz and won't play and one that was exported in Audacity and now works.
Original Qobuz download (gives E-8305 message and won't play):
Audacity re-export that now works:
Thanks for the help! It would be awesome if this issue could be resolved using a HEX editor so I don't have to re-export each file in Audacity and re-categorize it.