[Ardour-Users] the mysterious case of the missing waveforms . . . . . . . .

Raphaël Doursenaud rdoursenaud at free.fr
Tue Sep 23 02:37:51 PDT 2008

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The waveforms are stored in the "peaks" directory in the ardour session
directory. You can have these regenerated by wiping out this directory's
content and reopening the session. That should fix your problem.


Christopher Bailey a écrit :
> OK, I seem to have overcome my routing problems for the moment.  I've
> got sound!  Woohoo.
> I'm now trying to nail down the problem of the missing waveforms.  The
> sounds all play fine, but the waveforms don't show in the region blocks.
> I've tried monkeying around with the XML files.  I made a brand new mix,
> and everything's fine.  Then I went back into my old mix and (in a text
> editor) compared the 2.  I found a few differences, so I tried making
> modifications to the old one to make it look like the new one.  Still
> missing waveforms prevail.
> I'm wondering . . . .  where is the waveform data stored?  It's just
> generated when the session is opened right?  Is there any settings
> hidden in the XML that control or determine  whether it can be
> displayed?  I think I've seen all the obvious ones, and they seem to be
> set correctly.
> Anyway, I posted a sample file here:
> http://works.music.columbia.edu/~chris/harvest/04_tryit.ardour
> <http://works.music.columbia.edu/%7Echris/harvest/04_tryit.ardour>
> in case glancing at it helps.
> Thanks,
> CB
> On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 10:42 AM, Christopher Bailey
> <zipzappoozoo at gmail.com <mailto:zipzappoozoo at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     One other thing I should mention -- these ardour mixes were
>     originally created outside of ardour by an application I wrote (in
>     other words, I create XML files myself).  However, I had gone in and
>     worked with them, modified them and saved them in my old version of
>     ardour on my old laptop (and they always worked fine in my old
>     version of ardour). 
>     But I wonder if there's some random difference in format with the
>     new version?
>         >         the native version is perfectly able to display waveforms.
>         >         where did
>         >         these regions come from? did you record them? from which
>         >         device?
>         >
>         > I loaded in an Ardour session that I Was using with my old laptop
>         > (the session is on an outboard hard drive that wasn't involved
>         when
>         > that old machine crashed).
>         > What's strange is that when I play the mix, I can see the meters
>         > leaping about---it's seeing sound in there, but not showing
>         it, and I
>         > hear no sound (but hopefully y'all's advice will help with that).
>         that seems pretty odd, for sure.
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