[Ardour-Users] Again: Loss of a track

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Fri Sep 12 19:23:28 PDT 2014

On 09/13/2014 03:48 AM, jonetsu at teksavvy.com wrote:

>  Last track, piano stuff, is lost. Always the lasttrack of the session.

Are you sure that's the precise case?

Could it be, you created an Audio-track with default name ("Audio 1"),
recorded (or imported) something on it and then renamed it.

Then created a new track which is then also named "Audio 1" and record
on that without renaming it before recording?

If so, that problem was fixed in Ardour 3.5.385 (2014-May-29).

In any case if you, or someone else, still has Arodur 3.5.380 around,
could you please try to reproduce this:

1) New session, create one audio-track with default name ("Audio 1").
2) rec-enable the track (to prevent playlist name changes).
3) Create another track with default name ("Audio 2")
4) rename it to "Audio 1" ...
   .. it will automatically be named "Audio 1.1"
5) rec-enanble it as well, then record on both tracks.

Both tracks now write files "Audio 1-<NUMBER>.wav" in the interchange

6) disable rec-en on the first track, only record on the 2nd
6b) .. and vice versa.

IIRC Ardour3.5.380 did not properly keep track of unique numbers in that
case and you could loose files.

An easy way around that bug is to give the track a unique name on creation.

If above issue is not the problem that you experience, please file a bug
report at http://tracker.ardour.org/  ideally with step-by-step
description how to reproduce this. If it's an erratic one-off issue with
a specific session only, attach the .ardour session file and an index of
files in the session dir ( find /path/to/session-name ), that may give
some clues as to what's going on.


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