Can´t insert WAV files into tracks

Hello All,
I am a longtime Cubase user. Recently I discovered the wonderful program Ardour that came with the Ubuntu Studio 8.10 distribution.

Currently I am testing the software and I ran into a problem.

On 2 different installs I was not able to insert wave files into a track. The screen that handles the import doesn´t give you any options to to choose from. It looks like a bug to me although I am a bit coutious to call everything that´s not working ´a bug´.:slight_smile:
I am no expert on this software.
Can anybody give me a clue to inserting wav files ?

Kind regards,


This is a known bug in the Ubuntu Studio build of Ardour. Please complain to them. Meanwhile, you can probably just drag-n-drop the files from Nautilus or Konqueror or any similar file manager into Ardour.

thanks for your reply.
I also installed Ardour on my eeePC. It has a default ubuntu 8.10 install, so no Ubuntu Studio, but however the same problem occurs.
Or do you mean it’s a general ubuntu 8.10 thing rather than an Ubuntu Studio issue ?
Kind regards,

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

It could be. We just know that when people on that platform compile ardour from our source tarball, the problem goes away. Beyond that, nothing more is known.