I am a happy user of Ardour from quite sometime but there is one very annoing problem. I use 64Studio Amd64 on my desktop and i386 on my notebook.
Here is the problem.
My notebook is IBM X31, 1,5GB ram, Pentium M 1.6GHz. Ardour’s sessions are on external HDD WD 160GB sata, connected through FireWire. For example: i have session with 10 mono tracks (see screenshot http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/8/8/1331909/ardour.png , i split them to align them to metronome. Files are copied to session folder in file manager, not in Ardour ( see session folder http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/8/8/1331909/sesja.png, Oh ! and why after importing files to session in Ardour when “copy to session” is checked files are doubled size of original ?
So, after a few, 6 or 8 cuts and saves system memory fills to full and Ardour craches. Here is screenshot of memory usage http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/8/8/1331909/memory.png . The same situation is on my desktop with Athlon 3.2GHz and 1GB ram. Oh, and the same is with only on track, after a few splits and saves. The more splits i made the longer session opens. And why system does not use swap ? If i put in 4GB ram will memory runsout too
That is the question.
Can you help ?
additional info about system:
64Studio 2.1 i386
Ardour 2.4.1 (build from 3243) distribution default
If you need some more info give me feedback please.
P.S. Sorry for poor english.