[Ardour-Users] Ardour 3 export questions

John Rigg au at jrigg.co.uk
Thu Jun 14 15:32:55 PDT 2012

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 12:20:41AM +0300, Sakari Bergen wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 11:08 PM, John Rigg <au at jrigg.co.uk> wrote:
> > While testing Ardour3 svn12724 I couldn't find a quick way of exporting
> > a stereo track to a .wav file. Despite selecting export without
> > gain or fades it seemed to export at the same speed as the track
> > would play at. Is there a way of exporting as quickly as in 2.8.x?
> >
> The export type selection (i.e. with or without fades) will not effect the
> speed. The reason for this is merely to keep the code clean. It could be
> possible to make a special case when exporting without any processing
> (effects, gain or fades), but it's hardly a priority feature ATM.
> I just tested exporting a 6 minute stereo track from a simple session,
> without doing any sample rate conversion, and it took 17 seconds. 

That's about the same speed as I'm seeing without SRC in Ardour3.
It was faster in A2, but I can see why you wouldn't make a special
case for a no-processing export at this stage.

> > Another minor question: is it possible to specify the export destination
> > filename without Ardour3 appending extra stuff on the name, as it is in
> > 2.8.x?
> >
> In the code for naming the files, there is an option for not including the
> timespan name, which is currently the only mandatory part. But there was
> some problem with that and it was disabled. I could take a look at it
> again, but I don't have the time for it right now...

No worries. It's just a minor inconvenience ATM. Thanks for the replies
(and sorry for my impatience :-)


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