Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files

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To: David Robillard <d@...>
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Date: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 1:29 am

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 4:40 PM, David Robillard wrote:

I absolutely agree on this point. In fact, referring to external files
in this way is now on my TODO list for Non-DAW.

Currently, when you drag n' drop an external audio file into a Non-DAW
timeline (as opposed to recording it from within Non-DAW), the file
remains external with its path recorded
in the project's journal. Using a symlink for this would be better in
*at least* the following two ways:

1) Allows archiving scripts etc. to discover and import the external
source *without having to understand the Non-DAW journal format*
2) It would allow Non-DAW to import external sources *without having
to update (or break) any existing references*

I cannot imagine any argument that could propose that these are bad things.

If all Linux Audio software dealt with external references in this
way, archiving/export would be much less problematic.

However, I would also like to offer an interesting little statistic...
I, personally, have hundreds of projects representing terabytes of
data, and in all that I don't have a single project which refers to
anything external to its project directory. This is something that
only effects certain users who make extensive use of sound-clip or
sample libraries. Not people who just do plain old
recording/synthesis/mixing. So let's try not to make a mountain out of
a mole hill. What is the actual percentage of users who have
references to external files *and* a strong need to export their
sessions? I suspect that it is in fact a very low number.

Furthermore, in addition to the plain old symlinks, a truly robust
solution might also store e.g. SHA1 hashes of external files, so that
any mismatch is detectable.
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[LAD] NSM - handling large files, Emanuel Rumpf, (Thu Mar 29, 1:35 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Emanuel Rumpf, (Thu Mar 29, 1:44 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Joel Roth, (Tue Apr 3, 5:49 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rncbc, (Tue Apr 3, 9:05 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Tue Apr 3, 9:39 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rncbc, (Tue Apr 3, 10:56 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Emanuel Rumpf, (Tue Apr 3, 2:22 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Tue Apr 3, 12:56 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Rui Nuno Capela, (Tue Apr 3, 5:03 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, David Robillard, (Wed Apr 4, 11:25 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Rui Nuno Capela, (Thu Apr 5, 11:16 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Dennis Schulmeister, (Thu Apr 5, 6:11 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, David Robillard, (Thu Apr 5, 5:48 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, J. Liles, (Thu Apr 5, 6:15 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Rui Nuno Capela, (Thu Apr 5, 8:39 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, David Robillard, (Thu Apr 5, 6:56 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Fons Adriaensen, (Thu Apr 5, 12:16 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Rui Nuno Capela, (Thu Apr 5, 2:19 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Fons Adriaensen, (Thu Apr 5, 2:49 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Rui Nuno Capela, (Thu Apr 5, 4:19 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, David Robillard, (Thu Apr 5, 5:10 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Wed Apr 4, 11:18 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Emanuel Rumpf, (Wed Apr 4, 1:25 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Apr 4, 1:51 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Wed Apr 4, 2:38 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Apr 4, 4:31 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Rui Nuno Capela, (Wed Apr 4, 12:22 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, J. Liles, (Wed Apr 4, 4:20 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Apr 4, 8:48 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, J. Liles, (Wed Apr 4, 10:23 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, J. Liles, (Wed Apr 4, 10:28 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Rui Nuno Capela, (Wed Apr 4, 6:13 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Wed Apr 4, 12:36 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Rui Nuno Capela, (Wed Apr 4, 2:38 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Wed Apr 4, 2:56 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Rui Nuno Capela, (Wed Apr 4, 3:46 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Wed Apr 4, 4:20 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Rui Nuno Capela, (Wed Apr 4, 6:50 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Wed Apr 4, 7:59 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, David Robillard, (Wed Apr 4, 9:22 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Wed Apr 4, 10:45 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Wed Apr 4, 8:13 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Joel Roth, (Fri Apr 6, 7:06 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Mon Apr 9, 3:28 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Apr 9, 4:03 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, J. Liles, (Mon Apr 9, 4:35 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Fons Adriaensen, (Mon Apr 9, 5:10 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Wed Apr 11, 12:43 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, J. Liles, (Wed Apr 11, 4:32 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Dave Phillips, (Wed Apr 11, 1:18 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Wed Apr 11, 1:37 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Renato, (Wed Apr 11, 2:31 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, J. Liles, (Fri Apr 6, 8:08 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Joel Roth, (Sun Apr 8, 5:38 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Wed Apr 4, 3:21 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, J. Liles, (Tue Apr 3, 5:34 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Louigi Verona, (Wed Apr 4, 8:12 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Emanuel Rumpf, (Wed Apr 4, 9:06 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Tue Apr 3, 1:35 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, J. Liles, (Tue Apr 3, 5:17 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Tue Apr 3, 9:42 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Rui Nuno Capela, (Thu Mar 29, 9:23 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, J. Liles, (Fri Mar 30, 1:48 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Rui Nuno Capela, (Fri Mar 30, 9:01 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Paul Davis, (Fri Mar 30, 10:27 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Mon Apr 2, 4:12 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Rui Nuno Capela, (Mon Apr 2, 6:29 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Paul Giblock, (Mon Apr 2, 6:39 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Emanuel Rumpf, (Mon Apr 2, 6:51 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Paul Giblock, (Mon Apr 2, 7:07 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, J. Liles, (Mon Apr 2, 7:11 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Thomas Vecchione, (Mon Apr 2, 7:34 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Tim Westbrook, (Mon Apr 2, 7:48 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Emanuel Rumpf, (Mon Apr 2, 8:22 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, J. Liles, (Mon Apr 2, 5:17 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Emanuel Rumpf, (Mon Apr 2, 6:29 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, J. Liles, (Mon Apr 2, 7:23 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Emanuel Rumpf, (Mon Apr 2, 8:05 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Emanuel Rumpf, (Tue Apr 3, 6:59 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Emanuel Rumpf, (Tue Apr 3, 7:05 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Nils, (Tue Apr 3, 9:21 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Emanuel Rumpf, (Tue Apr 3, 1:44 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Louigi Verona, (Tue Apr 3, 2:18 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Tue Apr 3, 2:22 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, rosea.grammostola, (Fri Mar 30, 8:03 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, David Robillard, (Thu Mar 29, 11:41 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, J. Liles, (Fri Mar 30, 1:29 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Emanuel Rumpf, (Fri Mar 30, 3:32 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Lieven Moors, (Fri Mar 30, 7:09 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Fons Adriaensen, (Fri Mar 30, 8:53 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Lieven Moors, (Fri Mar 30, 10:13 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, David Robillard, (Fri Mar 30, 9:57 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Thomas Vecchione, (Fri Mar 30, 9:14 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Fons Adriaensen, (Fri Mar 30, 9:28 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Rui Nuno Capela, (Fri Mar 30, 10:19 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Thomas Vecchione, (Fri Mar 30, 9:42 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, David Robillard, (Fri Mar 30, 2:06 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Louigi Verona, (Fri Mar 30, 6:20 am)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Fons Adriaensen, (Thu Mar 29, 9:45 pm)
Re: [LAD] NSM - handling large files, Rui Nuno Capela, (Thu Mar 29, 10:40 pm)