[ardour-users] recover wav from crash?

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Fri May 26 05:02:12 PDT 2006

On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 01:07 -0800, Patrick Stinson wrote:
> I've left ardour recording a single stereo stream a few different
> times, all over 2 hours, and it has crashed, leaving rather large and
> somewhat valuable chunks of wav data in the 'sounds' folder. What
> format is this data in? Is it just missing a RIFF header, assuming
> it's 16b signed int LE? I'm using the universal binary I downloaded to
> day, and running it on my new intel iMac 2.0 GHz. The disk has plenty
> of space, and I use 1GB of RAM.

when ardour crashes in the middle of recording, it has its own crash
recovery mechanism. if you start ardour up again, you should be prompted
on whether to recover the data.

the data, by default, is in Broadcast WAV(X) format (big-endian BWF),
floating point sample data.


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