Problem with exports under windows 10

Hi

I have a problem with exporting under windows 10 - I have not been using ardour on this platform for a while, but now I had to for work.
However any attempts at exporting a project to an mp3 (extreme rate) fails.

Here is the log:

2022-06-03T10:34:34 [INFO]: Output channel count configuration not supported
2022-06-03T10:34:34 [INFO]: Input channel count configuration not supported
2022-06-03T10:34:35 [WARNING]: VST3<C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3\Plugins.VST.NDI.Input.vst3\Contents\x86_64-win\Plugins.VST.NDI.Input.vst3>: Invalid Module Path
2022-06-03T10:34:35 [WARNING]: VST3<C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3\Plugins.VST.NDI.Output.vst3\Contents\x86_64-win\Plugins.VST.NDI.Output.vst3>: Invalid Module Path
2022-06-03T10:34:35 [WARNING]: VST3<C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3\TAL-Reverb-4.vst3\Contents\x86_64-win\TAL-Reverb-4.vst3>: Invalid Module Path
2022-06-03T10:34:40 [INFO]: harvid version: 803
2022-06-03T10:34:41 [INFO]: Loading menus from C:\Program Files\Ardour6\share\ardour6\ardour.menus
2022-06-03T10:34:41 [INFO]: Loaded custom session defaults.
2022-06-03T10:34:41 [INFO]: Loading user ui scripts file C:\Users\fritj\AppData\Local\Ardour6\ui_scripts
2022-06-03T10:34:41 [INFO]: Loading plugin order file C:\Users\fritj\AppData\Local\Ardour6\plugin_metadata\plugin_order
2022-06-03T10:34:42 [INFO]: Loading history from C:\Users\fritj\arbejde\Podcasting\Arbejde Podcasts\Sjælen marineret\Sæson 2 - Til lands, til vands og i luften\i luften\Episode i Ardour\Regulering og mad\Regulering og mad.history
2022-06-03T10:34:42 [INFO]: Regulering og mad: no history file “C:\Users\fritj\arbejde\Podcasting\Arbejde Podcasts\Sjælen marineret\Sæson 2 - Til lands, til vands og i luften\i luften\Episode i Ardour\Regulering og mad\Regulering og mad.history” for this session.
2022-06-03T10:37:22 [INFO]: Searching for export formats in C:\Users\fritj\AppData\Local\Ardour6\export;C:\Program Files\Ardour6\share\ardour6\export
2022-06-03T10:37:48 [INFO]: Encode command: { “C:\Program Files\Ardour6\video\harvid\ffmpeg.exe” “-f” “f32le” “-acodec” “pcm_f32le” “-ac” “2” “-ar” “48000” “-i” “pipe:0” “-y” “-q:a” “0” “-metadata” “comment=Created with Ardour” “C:\Users\fritj\arbejde\Podcasting\Arbejde Podcasts\Sjælen marineret\Sæson 2 - Til lands, til vands og i luften\i luften\Episode i Ardour\Regulering og mad\export\regulering i chr gave_session.mp3”}
2022-06-03T10:37:48 [ERROR]: cannot open directory C:\Users\fritj\arbejde\Podcasting\Arbejde Podcasts\Sjælen marineret\Sæson 2 - Til lands, til vands og i luften\i luften\Episode i Ardour\Regulering og mad\interchange\Regulering og mad\audiofiles (No such file or directory)
cannot open directory C:\Users\fritj\arbejde\Podcasting\Arbejde Podcasts\Sjælen marineret\Sæson 2 - Til lands, til vands og i luften\i luften\Episode i Ardour\Regulering og mad\interchange\Regulering og mad\audiofiles (No such file or directory)
cannot open directory C:\Users\fritj\arbejde\Podcasting\Arbejde Podcasts\Sjælen marineret\Sæson 2 - Til lands, til vands og i luften\i luften\Episode i Ardour\Regulering og mad\interchange\Regulering og mad\audiofiles (No such file or directory)
cannot open directory C:\Users\fritj\arbejde\Podcasting\Arbejde Podcasts\Sjælen marineret\Sæson 2 - Til lands, til vands og i luften\i luften\Episode i Ardour\Regulering og mad\interchange\Regulering og mad\audiofiles (No such file or directory)
cannot open directory C:\Users\fritj\arbejde\Podcasting\Arbejde Podcasts\Sjælen marineret\Sæson 2 - Til lands, til vands og i luften\i luften\Episode i Ardour\Regulering og mad\interchange\Regulering og mad\audiofiles (No such file or directory)
cannot open directory C:\Users\fritj\arbejde\Podcasting\Arbejde Podcasts\Sjælen marineret\Sæson 2 - Til lands, til vands og i luften\i luften\Episode i Ardour\Regulering og mad\interchange\Regulering og mad\audiofiles (No such file or directory)
Export ended unexpectedly: Exception thrown by AudioGrapher::CmdPipeWriter: Target encoder process is not running
2022-06-03T10:39:02 [INFO]: Searching for export formats in C:\Users\fritj\AppData\Local\Ardour6\export;C:\Program Files\Ardour6\share\ardour6\export
2022-06-03T10:39:04 [INFO]: Encode command: { “C:\Program Files\Ardour6\video\harvid\ffmpeg.exe” “-f” “f32le” “-acodec” “pcm_f32le” “-ac” “2” “-ar” “48000” “-i” “pipe:0” “-y” “-q:a” “0” “-metadata” “comment=Created with Ardour” “C:\Users\fritj\arbejde\Podcasting\Arbejde Podcasts\Sjælen marineret\Sæson 2 - Til lands, til vands og i luften\i luften\Episode i Ardour\Regulering og mad\export\regulering i chr gave_session.mp3”}
2022-06-03T10:39:04 [ERROR]: Export ended unexpectedly: Exception thrown by AudioGrapher::CmdPipeWriter: Target encoder process is not running
2022-06-03T10:39:04 [ERROR]: Session: cannot have two events of type TransportStateChange at the same sample (0).
2022-06-03T10:39:57 [INFO]: Searching for export formats in C:\Users\fritj\AppData\Local\Ardour6\export;C:\Program Files\Ardour6\share\ardour6\export
2022-06-03T10:40:10 [INFO]: Encode command: { “C:\Program Files\Ardour6\video\harvid\ffmpeg.exe” “-f” “f32le” “-acodec” “pcm_f32le” “-ac” “2” “-ar” “48000” “-i” “pipe:0” “-y” “-q:a” “0” “-metadata” “comment=Created with Ardour” “C:\Users\fritj\arbejde\Podcasting\Arbejde Podcasts\Sjælen marineret\Sæson 2 - Til lands, til vands og i luften\i luften\Episode i Ardour\Regulering og mad\export\regulering i chr gave_r1_session.mp3”}
2022-06-03T10:40:11 [ERROR]: Export ended unexpectedly: Exception thrown by AudioGrapher::CmdPipeWriter: Target encoder process is not running
2022-06-03T10:40:11 [ERROR]: Session: cannot have two events of type TransportStateChange at the same sample (0).

I didn’t use to have any problems, so I am a bit confused as to what the possible reasons can be?

Any other information needed to give a pointer, just ask - I hope I can share them. I am using Windows 10 pro version 21H1 build: 19043.1706

thank you for any help!

The main problem appears to be

cannot open directory C:\Users\fritj\arbejde\Podcasting\Arbejde Podcasts\Sjælen marineret\Sæson 2 - Til lands, til vands og i luften\i luften\Episode i Ardour\Regulering og mad\interchange\Regulering og mad\audiofiles (No such file or directory)

So either that directory doesn’t exist or the directory and file path is too long; it’s 198 characters and it’s possible that ffmpeg has some limit below that.

If you have the disk space you could try and export to wav and see if that works.
If not you may have to move the entire project to a directory higher up so the number of characters in the path gets below the supposed ffmpeg limit.

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Thanks!
I’ll try that right away!

OK, so I tried again making the path shorter, and got this error:

2022-06-03T12:06:59 [ERROR]: cannot open directory C:\Users\fritj\Podcasts\Sjælen Marineret\S2E1 - i luften\interchange\S2E1 - i luften\audiofiles (No such file or directory)
cannot open directory C:\Users\fritj\Podcasts\Sjælen Marineret\S2E1 - i luften\interchange\S2E1 - i luften\audiofiles (No such file or directory)
cannot open directory C:\Users\fritj\Podcasts\Sjælen Marineret\S2E1 - i luften\interchange\S2E1 - i luften\audiofiles (No such file or directory)
cannot open directory C:\Users\fritj\Podcasts\Sjælen Marineret\S2E1 - i luften\interchange\S2E1 - i luften\audiofiles (No such file or directory)
cannot open directory C:\Users\fritj\Podcasts\Sjælen Marineret\S2E1 - i luften\interchange\S2E1 - i luften\audiofiles (No such file or directory)
Export ended unexpectedly: Exception thrown by AudioGrapher::CmdPipeWriter: Target encoder process is not running

But it will happily export to FLAC.

What can I have messed up?

If it works with flac it’s not directly Ardour related but likely due to some problem with ffmpeg.

This post suggests that it doesn’t like non-English characters by default, so maybe it’s the “æ” that’s causing it.

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Yes, I’d also guess that it could be due to æ. We get occasional similar reports.

In general we do translate UTF-8/16 for windows, but the problem is that æ could also be a Latin-1 char. We’re also looking into updating ffmpeg for future releases, which may or may not help.

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