[ardour-dev] VFAT file handling

Len lenb_99 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 13 18:14:46 PST 2005

--- Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:

> Paul, et. all,
>    I was just looking at old conversations and saw no reply to the
> info I had provided about VFAT (I guess..) file names under Pro Tools
> and the use of the '?' symbol under Ardour.
>    Did anything happen with this issue/feature? Might it in the future
> is not now?
>    Again, the Pro Tools mechanism for handling this was:
> name.L.wav
> name.R.wav
>    I had wondered (but not communicated) about extending this to
> larger channel counts using something like:
> name.3A.wav
> name.3B.wav
> name.3C.wav
> or 
> name.5A.wav
> name.5B.wav
> ..
> name.5E.wav
> with the idea that you'd know how many channels were expected, and
> you'd know the order of the channels even though they are strored as
> separate mono wave files.
>    Anyway, just following up.
> Thanks,
> Mark
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I recall Paul saying that, instead of '?', he was going to use '%'.  Like so:

>>I guess I'm not clear why this has to be a problem. Why does Ardour
>>need to put this character in file names? What's the purpose?

>mark, i am suprised - you more than anyone should know this, since it
>was your observations that led to it being added. its there to provide
>a clear separator between the filename per se and the "L" and "R"
>identifiers that ardour adds when importing the file or creating new
>capture files. if someone names their mono track FILL, we get FILL.wav
>which could potentially be confused with FILL.wav, the sister of
>FILR.wav. So we add a character.

>I'll switch to % ...


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