[Ardour-Users] oops - live recording in .wav format beyond the 2gb limit...

Andreas Degert ad at papyrus-gmbh.de
Wed Jun 30 08:30:59 PDT 2010

On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 11:22:30 -0400
Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:

> 2010/6/30 Jörn Nettingsmeier <nettings at stackingdwarves.net>:
> > ok, this is really stupid... in the turmoil of a live production, i
> > forgot to set the file format to w64 before we took off. so i have
> > 48 tracks of lovely music on my disk, each well over 7gb in size,
> > and of course ardour will do unspeakable things when i try to seek
> > beyond 2gb.
> >
> > now this is a huuuuge load of data, and while i could buy another
> > disk and sndfile-convert everything over, i wonder if there's a
> > safe way to correct this mistake in-place, i.e. by just rewriting
> > the headers and scanning each file just once to fill in the peak
> > chunk correctly.
> LAD or LAU had a post about this within the last 6 weeks. several
> suggestions, and a new tool from erik de castro lopez surfaced to deal
> with it.
> search and you'll find it.


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