[ardour-dev] 0.9beta16.1 - lost/corrupted regions

derek holzer derek at x-i.net
Wed Jun 9 03:47:00 PDT 2004

Hi Jesse,

Jesse Chappell wrote:

> I believe the data is there.  Try opening the wave files using
> the raw file open capabilites of an editor such as rezound.  You
> know the samplerate, it is one channel, and the format is 32bit
> floating point.  I think you'll be able to recover it and save
> it as a new wave.  Use a recent version of rezound (which has
> 32bit float native samples).

I tried opening them in Rezound, and got an unknown file format error. I 
also tried the same thing with Snd, where I could manually input the 
format parameters, and they opened as "no data". Sndfile-info cannot 
determine anything. Yes, of course the data is still there, but not in a 
form which anything can read. As I mentioned, trying to open them in any 
way with Ardour usually gives a segfault. I'm away fomr that machine 
right now, but I'll try further this eve, also on another machine with 
the same beta, and see what happens.

I can understand that the files get fscked-up from a big crash, but the 
second time this happened, it happened only from shutting down  and 
restarting Ardour normally, with no crash or errors at all. Also, the 
second time, it was a different harddrive--also Reiser, but I have a 
hard time finding blame with the fs for this.


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