The comment by the Wei the tech is right. The fix is in the fact that you have to download the ff file, and unzip it. Trouble is, what was missing was the details as to why and how.
It worked for Windows 8 for Harmony 10, though I can’t speak for Animate Pro 2.
Harmony, by default, loads into my Windows(86x). So does Toon Boom Animate Pro 2. But there are two versions of win there, win32 and win64.
After searching the ‘Stage Guide’, I found nothing. But, when I searched the 'net, I found something that is noticably absent from the guide. There is a wee note in the beta notes of Harmony . . . not the guide . . . on the release of Harmony 10 that declares “. . . for users of Linux, for reasons of licensing, there is no ffpeg.exe included with Harmony any longer. Users have to download the latest version and install it themselves.”
By extension, not sure if that applies to Toon Boom Animate Pro 2 . . . I never had a problem with that program before myself.
Anyway, I opened up the link, and at the top of a very long and dry-looking list entitled ‘INDEX OF ‘builds/win64/static’ of plain ol’ programming text is a zip file that says simply, ffmpeg-latest-win64-static.7z’, and all the files on the list are dated, this one is clearly, by virtue of its’ date, the newest update. I had no idea which one myself to download, but I assumed that it had to be the newest version, so I saved it to my ‘Downloads’ file.
This is the way I did it, step by step:
Download the file. Make sure you’re running your computer as ‘Administrator’.
Unzip in ‘Downloads’, because even as the Admin, any free zip program (I use 7zip . . . it doesn’t try to install toolbars and garbage on my Explorer window) doesn’t have the authority to unzip it in win64.
It all unzips into one folder, nice and neat.
Then, open another window in your computer, find the Program Files (86x) on C: drive, open up ‘win64’ (there should also be a 'win32, but ignore that one), and open up the folder simply marked ‘bin’. All your Harmony and Toonboom-stuff (if you have more than one program) is there. Simply drag and drop the file from Downloads into that open directory, close the windows.
I don’t know if this is necessary, but I’m used to having to finish any install with a restart, so I restarted my computer, didn’t have to save any work or anything. I immediately opened Harmony after restart, I grabbed the sound file .wav like I always used to with Animate Pro 2, and imported it just using the ‘File’, ‘Import’, ‘Sound’ sequence.
Sound was there, in the Timeline, with waveform. No extra stuff to do. Tried it, worked just fine.
Anyway, that’s the process of searching and figuring out stuff that I went through to get those steps. I’m a very linear thinker/person, and I’m a person who likes instructions to follow . . . and where to get them. So, since this has been an issue for a lot of Harmony users I’ve noticed on the web, I thought I’d post this up as per how it worked for me with Harmony 10.
I never had to go to any extra ‘sub-directories’ in ‘bin’, I just dropped the whole unzipped folder in ‘bin’ where all the Toon Boom stuff was. I didn’t have to delete any ffmpeg files, so for users of Harmony that never upgraded or did a clean install of Harmony on a new hard drive like I did, the file/directory Wei mentioned won’t be there. It will just be Program Files (x86)/win64/bin.
Drop, close, restart, have a beer and sigh with relief.