[ardour-dev] 6 tracks of 800MB each, is editing supposed to be slow?

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Tue Feb 17 08:52:13 PST 2004

>Hi. I have 6 tracks, mono 16bit 96khz 800mb each, and something as simple
>as nudging them (all six channels together) around makes my athlon
>xp1700+ choke, 256mb memory and 160gb udma100 disk (linux swap is on
>older drive but it's udma100 also).

choke as in "choke so bad it eventually dies" or choke as in "really slow"?

>I haven't looked ardour's code but I suppose it's not trying to move the
>actual sound data from place to place but instead it organizes some kind
>of information that tells where to read when user hits play button.

correct. all editing should be lightning fast. which version of ardour?

>Should I suspect some hardware issues or is this normal.

its not normal.


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