[Ardour-Users] interchange/audiofiles

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Thu May 14 13:19:28 PDT 2009

Paul Davis wrote:
> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Sciss <contact at sciss.de> wrote:
>> hi,
>> whenever i import audio files to the region list, unchecking "copy files" is
>> not respected. ardour always creates copies in
>> <SessionFolder>/interchange/<NameOfSession>/audiofiles , which is very
>> costly with large files. how can i avoid that the files are copied? this is
>> with ardour 2.8 on osx 10.4
> Options -> Misc -> Always copy files to session
> and if you ask "why show the option to not copy if this is enabled?",
> then i agree with you :)

hmm. afair, not copying the files is only possible if the session
directory resides on the *same partition* as the to-be-imported file,
since ardour tries to use hard links - or did that change?
i think this is what sciss is seeing.
maybe a symlink option should be added (but then the user must take care
not to nuke the original file, obviously).

Jörn Nettingsmeier

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