[ardour-dev] Session File Problems

Jesse Chappell jesse at essej.net
Thu Apr 6 07:54:11 PDT 2006

On 4/6/06, Dan Tepper <dan at wintaper.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have been using Ardour for a couple of years now for various projects.
> It has always performed perfectly and has been fast and reliable.
> Currently I am working on a large Live CD project with some 40+ wav file
> tracks. On many of the tracks with noise bleed, I remove sections of the
> wav by "splitting" the region and removing the undesirable parts.
> The problem is that Ardour seems to "forget" those edits. I opened the
> file the other day and 4 hours of editing were simply gone. I started to
> redo the edits, but when I next re-opened the file, all the missing
> edits were magically back. A few open/closes later they were gone again.
> This has happened several times. Closing and re-opening the file yields
> different results - sometimes edits are there - sometimes they are not.
> I find closing and opening the file eventually gets all the edits back.
> This is rather disconcerting. And recently Ardour has had more and more
> problems with this session file.
> It looks like Ardour is having difficulty parsing the "playlist" section
> of the session file. The file is rather large (>700K) so maybe that
> could have something to do with it. There are several hundred edited
> sections.
> I can provide a link to the gzip'd file if that would help.

Yes, that could be helpful. Also please provide us with the version of
Ardour you are working with.

The closing/reopening yielding different results is especially troubling.


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