I tried to save data in Sound Forge v10 to the WAV format that would
result in a file that was larger than 2GB and the warning dialog box
popped up telling me that I was trying to save an illegal file size.
Unless you have uncovered an unusual bug in Sound Forge, I would guess
that the files that you have been able to save are legal WAV files. Is
it possible you are reading the "size on disk" value for these files?
The "size on disk" value can be larger than the actual file size and
might account for the files appearing to be larger than 2GB.
Anyway, the symptoms you described during playback of these files all
sound like clocking problems. You might want to run some tests to make
sure your clock is accurate and stable.
>>> Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]> 11/17/09 2:06 PM >>>
The client specified 96/24 WAV. Not much flex here.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Alyea" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Sound Forge issues
> Hi Steve,
> Are you saving the files in WAV format? I don't think Sound Forge will
> allow you to save a file beyond the legal limit for the file type.
> what makes you state that the files are saving reluctantly? Is there a
> warning dialog box that pops up?
>>>> Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]> 11/16/09 5:41 PM >>>
> Hello, Peter et al, (Al, are you out there?)
> I'm formatted in NTFS. It seems to be saving files, albeit
> above 2G but not by much- the longest is 2123xxxkb, It played back ok-
> To be on the safe side, I think I'll divvy them up into .1 and .2
> halves. -
> unless you think I can safely avoid the nuisanace. Thoughts?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Alyea" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 10:40 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Sound Forge issues
>> If you are having problems, you might want to check that your hard
>> is formatted as NTFS and not FAT32. Also, more recent versions of
>> Forge will record to a buffer beyond the 2GB limit, but will not
>> you to save the data out to a 2GB limited file format. WAV64 and RAW
>> not have the file size limit. RF64 would work as well, but I don't
>> if it is implemented yet.
>> Peter Alyea
>> Digital Conversion Specialist, Preservation Reformatting Division
>> Library of Congress
>> (202) 707-5343
>> [log in to unmask]
>>>>> Raphaël Parejo-Coudert
>> <[log in to unmask]> 11/16/09 9:58 AM >>>
>> Many sound editors limit the files to two hours in length. I'm using
>> Peak pro 6.1.1 on Mac OS X, I get the same results!
>> Best regards.
>> R. PAREJO-COUDERT
>> Ethnomusicologue / Ethnomusicologist / Etnomusicólogo
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>> Le (El) Mon, 16 Nov 2009 16:38:21 +0200, Shai Drori, wrote me / m'a
>> écrit / me escribió:
>>>It has to do with an old windows file limit of 2Gb. New systems can
>>>record longer files but it's a try and see what happens deal. You
>>>shouldn't have a problem with 1 hor tapes.
>>>Steven Smolian wrote:
>>>> I recall seeing on line the comment that Sound Forge files are
>>>to two hours in length. I can't find anything about this is the SF 8
>>>book, but I seldom think of the same words for a problem as does the
>>>index maker. I'm using SF 10.
>>>> I am working with a group of tapes of about one hour in length
>>>saved as 96/24 files, c. 2.5 times the size of 44.1/16 files.
>>>> Am I correct in assuming the 2 hour limit relates to files at the
>>>44.1/16 type and those requiring greater real estate have to fit this
>>>> I've noticed that one I saved played back first at regular speed
>>>in all subsequent playbacks at half speed. The one I recorded next
>>>recording about half-way through and, though peaking at -4, crackled
>>>playback as if levels were past zero.
>>>> The storage medium showed two-thirds of the disc remained unused.
>>>> Should I divide these 1 hour, 96/24 files to accommodate the
>>>limit of Sound Forge?
>>>> Steve Smolian