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Re: "Could not save project. Perhaps $PATH is not writable..

Permanent link to this post Posted by silenteditor » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:34 pm

Ok, I opened a similar but not identical file, an ~88MB MP3, stereo, approximately 1.5 hours. Imported into Audacity successfully. Did not do any actual editing. Save project, again a "simple" file name in the Desktop directory ... same error.
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Re: "Could not save project. Perhaps $PATH is not writable..

Permanent link to this post Posted by silenteditor » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:38 pm

P.S. I apologize that I can't share the specific files for debugging purposes. The project involves editing down a recorded classroom session, with discussion etc., into a smaller file that's just the main lecture. For privacy and other reasons, I can't share the files.
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Re: "Could not save project. Perhaps $PATH is not writable..

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:29 pm

How are these large files made? Are they Audacity recordings or something else?
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Re: "Could not save project. Perhaps $PATH is not writable..

Permanent link to this post Posted by silenteditor » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:28 pm

Hi, sorry for the delay. The files are recorded on various devices, usually cell phones with some kind of tape recorder app, producing stereo mp3 files. I open them in Audacity, mix them down to mono and edit them down to particular segments to be exported as smaller, more compressed audio files. Again, I am able to export the resulting audio files, but am not able to save the project (so I have to start all over again if I exit Audacity).
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Re: "Could not save project. Perhaps $PATH is not writable..

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:10 pm

I have over 200 GB available on the hard drive in question.

Remember that? How many drives do you have and how full are they?

I've been burned with this. One mounted but forgotten drive was almost full and created chaos in the machine, even though it wasn't being used for the show.

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Re: "Could not save project. Perhaps $PATH is not writable..

Permanent link to this post Posted by silenteditor » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:22 pm

kozikowski wrote:How many drives do you have and how full are they?

I've been burned with this. One mounted but forgotten drive was almost full and created chaos in the machine, even though it wasn't being used for the show.


Yes, I have one active (non-backup) hard drive, just checked again to be sure,

df /

reports the following:

1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
486432768 270941136 213553792 56% /
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Re: "Could not save project. Perhaps $PATH is not writable..

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:39 pm

So that's probably not it.

Does it still do it if you reverse the tracks top to bottom? This is fact-finding. I'm not obviously trying to solve the problem.

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Re: "Could not save project. Perhaps $PATH is not writable..

Permanent link to this post Posted by silenteditor » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:49 pm

I do appreciate your help very much. Unfortunately or not it's a very simple production. There is only one monophonic track.
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