Working with Networked Files/Opening Multiple at Once

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hkoverstreet
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Working with Networked Files/Opening Multiple at Once

Post by hkoverstreet » Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:56 pm

Hi, I just upgraded to Audacity 3.1.3 from 2.4.6, and have had two major points stick out to me so far that I much preferred in the older version.

First: Working with files saved on a network drive.

In the old version of audacity, if I had a file open that was saved on a networked location, and I lost (and then regained) my network connection, nothing would happen so long as I did not attempt to save before my connection was restored.

Now, if I lose my connection and regain it, Audacity is no longer able to pick up where I left off. I need to close the program (however many instances of it I have open), choose to submit or not submit all the error reports associated with the now "missing" file location, and then re-open the files.

Second: Opening multiple files at once.

In the old version of audacity, when opening multiple files (example: 10 audacity projects labeled 001 through 010) at once, the windows would open in numerical order, or at least the order in which the files were selected from the Open dialog.

Now, if I open multiple files at once, the order in which the windows open appears to be random.

I do not like either of these changes.

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Re: Working with Networked Files/Opening Multiple at Once

Post by jademan » Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:10 pm

hkoverstreet wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:56 pm
Working with files saved on a network drive.
Do not work on Audacity projects on a network drive. If it must be on a network, copy the project back and forth as needed.

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Re: Working with Networked Files/Opening Multiple at Once

Post by hkoverstreet » Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:35 pm

jademan wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:10 pm
hkoverstreet wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:56 pm
Working with files saved on a network drive.
Do not work on Audacity projects on a network drive...
This wasn't an issue with older versions of Audacity. I'd rather just downgrade.

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Re: Working with Networked Files/Opening Multiple at Once

Post by steve » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:09 pm

hkoverstreet wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:35 pm
I'd rather just downgrade.
Old versions are available here: https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-old.html
The culmination of the 2.x series (with the old ".AUP" + "_data" folder) was Audacity 2.4.2
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