I am new to Ardour and Jack and cannot get Ardour to play anything. I am running Ubuntu 10.10 with Ardour 2.8.11. I used Synaptic to add all the Ubuntu-Studio packages. I had to remove Jackd2 and install Jackd1 before I could get Jack to start. Here is what I have done:
(1) Started Jack;
(2) started Ardour;
(3) imported a stereo .wav file;
(4) tried to play the .wav track.
I have tried using the play button on Transport menu, Transport > Play option from the main menu, Play from the pop-up menu from within the .wav track, Audition from the pop-up menu from within the .wav track, and probably a few more I can’t recall.
I have checked all the connections using Jack control. They were set up by Ardour and seem to be correct. They are:
(1) auditioner/out 1, click/out 1, master/out 1 --> playback_1;
(2) auditioner/out 2, click/out 2, master/out 2 --> playback_2;
(3) .wav track/out 1 --> master/in 1;
(4) .wav track/out 2 --> master/in 2;
(5) .wav/in 1 --> capture_1;
(6) .wav/in 2 --> capture_2.
I have tried to start the Transport on Jack control, and it starts and stops immediately with no messags in betwen. I keep getting XRUN callback messages with some number skipped, usually 46 or 47.
Since I am completely new to this, I presume I am overlooking some obvious item, but I have no idea how to get this thing working. I have used Audacity for years, and was hoping to add Ardour to my tool set. At this rate, that may be presumptive. Any suggestions would be appreciated.