Hi Richard:

As far as I can tell, source files that became corrupt were still in the 
Wavelab cue for batch rendering to CD resolution files when my system 
locked up. I have no explanation as to what happened. I'm beginning to 
wonder if the drive that the master files sit on, is starting to become 
suss. I'll run some tests when I have the time to check it.

Best Regards,

John Schroth


On 1/27/2019 5:21 PM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
> Hi, John,
> It sounds as if the files that were corrupted were your source files. 
> How can any software corrupt a source file if it's not editing it?
> I assume you were rendering to new files, right?
> There are issues with many programs that update metadata within 
> container files (hence BWFMetaEdit generating a checksum only on the 
> DATA chunk (did I get the chunk name right)).
> With camera raw files, Adobe Lightroom and other products use sidecar 
> files to avoid writing to proprietary raw format files. I much prefer 
> a system that never updates your original/raw files.
> A friend went away from Adobe DNG files when he discovered that the 
> changing of metadata within the file caused the entire file to be 
> updated.
> At one point, I considered marking all my original WAV files read only 
> to protect them, but have not done it as I haven't had a problem like 
> this since about 2005.
> Cheers,
> Richard
> On 2019-01-27 4:24 p.m., John Schroth wrote:
>> Hi Rosie
>> Good point, but the files were under 2GB each. I do have RF64 support 
>> activated in Wavelab preferences none the less, many of the projects 
>> I work on have file sizes well beyond the 2GB mark. I think this was 
>> one of those quirky things that happened when the computer locked up 
>> during the middle of the batch rendering process. About 40 files had 
>> been processed and these were the remaining few in the cue. If I had 
>> backed up prior to starting the rendering, this would not have been 
>> an issue.
>> Kind Regards,
>> John Schroth

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