Re: [non-daw] *.peak files > 10x .wav

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On Sun, Feb 21, 2010, John Murphy wrote:
> Hi Jonathan,
> 
> I was hoping to use non-daw to edit some 2 hour sound files down to
> song length files, but apart from the fact that even small files
> play silently; after pasting in a ~1.3GB file, the .peak file grows
> and grows. I decided to close it when the size reached 10GB, but it
> wouldn't, immediately. Soon though, the GUI closed and I received
> the "Your fun is over" message, but it wasn't. I had to manually
> kill a remaining non-daw process. which was still increasing the
> size of the peak file.
> 
> Below is the session output and some other information. I must say
> that, if these problems can be fixed, I think non-daw will be the
> best Linux application I'll find for my particular intended use,
> and I thank you for it.
> 
> [john@asus ~]> non-daw
> The Non-DAW 1.0.0 -- Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Jonathan Moore Liles
> [non-daw] Initializing JACK
> Enhanced3DNow! detected
> SSE2 detected
> [non-daw] Starting GUI
> [non-daw] Info: created by = The Non-DAW 1.0.0
> [non-daw] Info: created on = Sat Feb 20 23:58:20 2010
> [non-daw] Info: version = 1
> [non-daw] Info: sample rate = 48000
> Loading snapshot
> [7.935000ms] Replayed journal
> [non-daw] Loaded project "/home/john/non-DAW/The Other Side 01"
> pasted file "/BIG/R-na-G/WAVs/fri-060209.wav"
> [15.906000ms] Opened audio file
> damaging from timeout
> damaging from timeout
> [non-daw] Your fun is over
> [john@asus ~]> kill -HUP 12346
> 
> [john@asus ~]> uname -a
> Linux asus 2.6.31-9-rt #152-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT RT Thu Oct 15 13:22:24 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> [john@asus ~]> jackd --version
> jackd version 0.116.1 tmpdir /dev/shm protocol 24
> 
> [john@asus ~]> ll /BIG/R-na-G/WAVs/fri-060209.wav
> -rw-r--r-- 1 john john 1384012844 2009-06-09 18:47 /BIG/R-na-G/WAVs/fri-060209.wav
> [john@asus ~]> ll /BIG/R-na-G/WAVs/fri-060209.wav.peak
> -rw-r--r-- 1 john john 14070011088 2010-02-21 03:05 /BIG/R-na-G/WAVs/fri-060209.wav.peak
> 
> -- 
> John.

I have no idea what you mean by the comment "even small
files play silently"... In case you don't already know, you
have to connect non-daw's output to your desired outputs via
a JACK connection manager before you'll hear any sound. Port
auto-connection is considered harmful.

Could you run `soxi` or `file` against the wave and post the
result? The peak data is a multi-resolution format, somewhat
like a mipmap from the world of 3D graphics. The generation
happens in a separate thread, which is the one you had to
kill. I imagine you had 10G of zeros... Try deleting the
..peak files and load the project again, it might work... You
also might try using sox, etc. to process the wave file to a
format libsndfile likes better. 

-- 
Feb 21 2010,
John Moore Liles



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