[Ardour-Users] Ardour 3 - export bugs
tweed at lollipopfactory.com
Thu Jul 3 03:15:15 PDT 2014
On 07/03/2014 04:42 AM, Thorsten Wilms wrote:
> On 03.07.2014 00:02, Kim Cascone wrote:
>> - when I clicked on export I fumbled through a hella-confusing export
>> panel which kept duplicating tabs as I tried to create a new one
>> - the expected behavior was that I could simply add a new tab then edit
>> it so I could modify that tab to export a file to a format and
>> resolution I typically work in -- but this seems to be an inaccurate
>> assumption on my part...?
> I'm the designer of the original export dialog concept and I worked
> with the developer during implementation. See
> Grown in experience since then, I both see why it is that way and
> several potential stumbling blocks for first-time users. How to reduce
> them is not clear, though.
> Each tab represents one format to be exported on execution. It's a
> somewhat unusual use of a notebook and thus an obvious source for
> confusion; however, it is consistent with all sane tab implementations
> in that tab selection is only about visibility, _not_ switching one
> thing on and all others off.
> Everything on a tab's page remains editable, there's no need to add a
> tab to have something you can change. I guess the misconception you
> might have to is linked to having the (start of the) format label as
> name of the tab. Change the format and the tab's name changes with it.
> This is unexpected, but most practical in continued use. For now, I
> can think of only one way to keep the feature while avoiding this
> confusion: Put the Format combobox right into the tab ... which would
> lead to a number of layout issues.
maybe i'm mistaken but:
"add another format" copies the current tab which you can then edit into
a unique format.
for me it kinda feels like playlist >> new copy - which you can then
edit into a different thing.
More information about the Ardour-Users