[ardour-users] Re: Re: can you export tracks while recording?

andy news4 at earthsong.free-online.co.uk
Sat Sep 4 18:00:08 PDT 2004

On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 17:04:10 -0400, Eric Dantan Rzewnicki wrote:

> andy wrote:
>> On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 19:52:58 +0100, andy wrote:
>>>I'm looking for a way to export recorded tracks without stopping the
>>>recording. The idea is to have two record tracks which can be punched in
>>>and out to record segments of a continuous live stream. I.e. between
>>>programmes, you start recording track1 and stop track2, or vice versa.
>>>Then I want to be able to export the recorded chunk of track1 to another
>>>machine for editing while the next bit is still recording in ardour.
>>>I can't see any way to do this within ardour. I thought of just pulling
>>>the recorded track files out of ardour-project/sounds/track1-n.wav, but
>>>ardour is putting several chunks inside one wav file, and I don't know how
>>>to find the boundaries.
>> I had a look through the config file and found where the regions are
>> defined inside each wav file, so if I can find a way to translate
>> broadcast wav into other formats, then it should be possible to pull out
>> the recorded tracks using an external program. I.e. save the session, then
>> run a script that looks for new regions, copies them out of the broadcast
>> wavs in the .../sounds dir, then uploads them to another machine for
>> editing / conversion to another format. (The point is to be able to record
>> live broadcast programmes and then put the recorded file on an icecast
>> server for on-demand streaming, while the live stream is still running,
>> and it would be good to have this set up to run fairly automatically if
>> possible - e.g. just start a script, give the name of the programme, and
>> it will be added to the web archive automatically.).
>> The question is whether there's any way to convert broadcast wavs into
>> other formats using command line tools. sox won't work with broadcast wavs
>> afaict, so if anyone knows of a command line tool that will convert these,
>> that would be a help.
> I'm not an ardour user, yet. I'm just skimming lists I rarely read 
> today. You might try ecasound. It uses libsndfile. So actually, you 
> might also look at the sndfile-convert tool included in the examples/ 
> with libsndfile.

thanks - this does convert broadcast wavs, which is a big help.


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