Choose between .aup and .aup3

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CosmicWanderer
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Choose between .aup and .aup3

Post by CosmicWanderer » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:49 pm

The ability to choose between .aup or .aup3 files when saving. There has been many times where I wished I had the .aup files because they feel safer. I have lost less to .aup files than .aup3 files saving incorrectly. In the time I have had Audacity, I have only lost 1 project to corruption. But after 3.0.0, I have lost 2 projects already to .aup3 files corrupting during saving.
An .aup file being corrupted could result in the loss of a single small section where a corrupted .aup3 could result in loss of the entire project.
I think, overall, that it would be nice to give users the choice of using the new format or old.

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Re: Choose between .aup and .aup3

Post by kozikowski » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:10 pm

I have lost 2 projects already to .aup3 files corrupting during saving.
Do you still have those projects around? The developers might like to see them.
it would be nice to give users the choice of using the new format or old.
The first thing that sprang to my mind was writing the user instructions for that.

Any volunteers? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

If you're skittish about 3.0.2, you can step back to Audacity 2.4.2. It is available. Scroll Down. Do Not stop at Audacity 3.0.0.

https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-old.html

Koz

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