[Ardour-Users] Opening a very old session (Ardour 2.?) fails with Ardour 6

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Sun Jun 27 09:25:55 PDT 2021

On 6/26/21 11:21 PM, Arve Barsnes wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Jun 2021 at 21:45, Orm Finnendahl
> <orm.finnendahl at selma.hfmdk-frankfurt.de> wrote:
>>  trying to open a very old ardour session from around 2008 fails using
>> ardour 6.
>> (it says <Session version="2.0.0" ...> in the xml)
>> Is there any hope to get it converted somehow? There are no plugins
>> used, it's basically just a number of audio tracks (no MIDI) with
>> regions trimmed and some automation data.
> What ardour 6 version are you using? I recently had problems opening
> some v2 sessions, and a bug was fixed in 6.7 that enabled me to open
> all my old sessions.

There was another fix in Ardour 6.7-56-gc57c230dfc

Short of building it yourself you could try a
https://nightly.ardour.org/ build (can be installed in parallel to disto

Other than that, please file a bug report and attach the .ardour session


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