[ardour-users] corrupted session file?

Jenny Bernard bernarjf at email.uc.edu
Thu Mar 17 15:01:20 PST 2005

Thanks to all who offered suggestions.  I actually got ahold
of my teacher, who told me to poke around the ardour session
file in a text editor.  There were a few missing XML tags at
the end of the file.  (Actually, it looked like ardour just
stopped writing the file before it was done.) We put them in,
and although a couple playlists and the tempo map were
missing, the rest of it would open in ardour...took me about
an hour to get back to the point where I was instead of days.
Phew!  Thanks again...


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 15:54:28 -0500
>From: Paul Winkler <pw_lists at slinkp.com>  
>Subject: Re: [ardour-users] corrupted session file?  
>To: Jenny Bernard <bernarjf at email.uc.edu>
>Cc: ardour-users-ardour.org at lists.ardour.org
>Don't have an answer for you but you might try the #ardour
>channel on irc.freenode.net.
>Mostly for developers not users, but maybe somebody
>will help.
>On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 02:33:26PM -0500, Jenny Bernard wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I am relatively new to Linux and Ardour, and have a major
>> problem.  After hours of work for my final project due this
>> afternoon, Ardour suddenly started telling me that it could
>> not save the state of my current session.  I exited the
>> program (chose "save and quit"), and now my project file will
>> not load anymore.  It tells me
>> [ERROR]: Could not understand ardour file
>> /home/jenny/foo/finalproject/finalproject.ardour
>> [ERROR]: Session"/home/jenny/foo/finalproject (snapshot
>> finalproject)" did not load successfully
>> I tried opening the backup file (finalproject.ardour.bak) and
>> get the same message.  Also, if I try to copy the backup file
>> to a file named *.ardour the same thing happens.  All of the
>> audio data from my session is in the folder, but the setup of
>> the project is very complex and I need this session file back!
>>  Any tips on what I could do to restore it?
>> I am running ardour 0.9beta27 on Mandrake 10.1, multimedia
>> kernel 2.6.10-1.mm.17mdk.

>> Thanks in advance,
>> Jenny

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