[ardour-users] Error loading sound files
jaboit at gmail.com
Wed Dec 27 20:29:55 PST 2006
Sampo Savolainen wrote:
> Quoting Juan Aboites <jaboit at gmail.com>:
>> I recently moved some projects to another drive, but one is failing to
>> load soundfiles with an error dialog saying something along the lines of
>> "can't load sound file. see programmers". I noticed the paths in the
>> error message were all pointing to where the session used to be, so I
>> think that's the issue. I looked in the instant.xml file but there was
>> nothing about soundfile paths, just geometry stuff. How do I get ardour
>> to look for the files where they are? I'm on OSX 10.3, ardour 99.3
> Are these soundfiles recorded in ardour or imported?
> Do you see any absolute paths for the .wav files in the .ardour file of the
> session in question?
Yes, the soundfiles that do not load were imported (linked). There is no
path (or any) information for those files in the .ardour session file,
but now when I open the session the error messages do not appear, so I
assume I must have inadvertently saved the session and written over all
of that information. That was the issue, but I assume there's no way to
recover the work I lost with my mistake. Right?
As a side note - when I moved the session to its current place I moved
the directory that contained all of the source material as well (these
source files were simply in a folder inside the session folder), so I
assumed that ardour would know where to find the files. I don't know,
but maybe it would be useful to implement a feature where if the linked
files are somewhere within the session folder (or sub-folder within)
their locations would change in accordance with any location change of
the session folder itself.
As always, thanks for the hard work and an excellent program
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