[ardour-users] file lengths

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Fri Jan 20 05:39:49 PST 2006

On Fri, 2006-01-20 at 08:22 -0500, Peter Lutek wrote:
> Marijus Bernotas Marukas wrote:
> >This is serious. I was trying to record a long track from DAT source and
> >ardour hanged when I clicked stop :/ As a result no wav file was created -
> >1,5 hours of work were lost.
> >
> >Is it possible to record using raw audio instead of WAV?
> >
> >Marijus 
> >  
> >
> i don't believe there's any way around this currently in ardour, because 
> it uses only wav or bwf. if this is incorrect, i'm sure paul will jump 
> in to correct me!
> currently, for long recording times, i'm using ecasound and recording to 
> w64 files. if i want to import those to ardour for an edit/mix, i have 
> to split them into shorter chunks.
> i would agree with you that it's a serious issue, especially with higher 
> bit depths and sample rates becoming more common and possible.

as part of the work on ardour2, i am planning to switch to generating
w64 files with an iXML (www.ixml.info) chunk as the default native file
format. as in "this weekend".


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