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0008470ardourbugspublic2020-12-06 19:30
Reporterbachstudies Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
PlatformGNUOSLinuxOS Version(any)
Product Version6.3 
Summary0008470: Source list contains duplicates when audio is dragged into the editor versus using the import dialog
DescriptionSee discussion here:

Summary pretty much says it all.
Steps To ReproduceDrag audio into Ardour and duplicate sources appear in the source list. Using import dialog doesn't exhibit this behavior.
TagsNo tags attached.



2020-11-21 12:32

reporter   ~0025244

this happens when dragging a sound onto an existing track,
it does not happen when dragging into an empty space (which creates a new track)
having just bought Mixbus I see the problem is exactly the same there (I guess this is not a surprise)


2020-11-21 12:52

reporter   ~0025245

...then I tried again on Mixbus just to check I hadn't been dreaming and it didn't show double copies,
but then I clicked to view Regions, back to Source lists and hey presto - doubles are there after all
(couldn't get this to happen in Ardour, or to happen again in Mixbus)


2020-11-22 16:18

reporter   ~0025254

seems to be fixed in Ardour 6.4 for me (OS X 10.15.7)


2020-11-22 16:41

administrator   ~0025255

The bad news is: I have no explanation why it was an issue, nor why it's now gone.
Looking at the changelog, I don't see an explicit fix for this between 6.3 and 6.4.

Maybe it only happens sometimes, or only for some files...


2020-11-22 17:21

reporter   ~0025256

Still happens on 6.4 here (Win). When I switch over to Linux I'll test there too. However, I can confirm AliMacD's finding that it doesn't add duplicates when you drag a file into empty space.


2020-11-22 17:41

reporter   ~0025257

it's back...
I did a few more tests all starting with new, empty sessions (using the same folder of sounds I used for testing above in 6.3 and 6.4) and all was fine. No duplicates.
Then I opened an existing session and the problem returned immediately.
And now even with clean sessions I get doubles.


2020-11-25 09:41

reporter   ~0025266

related - I'd like to be able to drop files into the Source List instead of directly onto the timeline (though I'd be happy for both to co-exist). Drag & drop is really useful when bringing together audio from a number of different disks & folders into a new project.
...I wonder if fixing this might uncover the solution for the problem above.


2020-12-06 19:30

reporter   ~0025289

Also occurs when dragging directly from the source list (6.5/Linux).

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-11-16 20:54 bachstudies New Issue
2020-11-21 12:32 AliMacD Note Added: 0025244
2020-11-21 12:52 AliMacD Note Added: 0025245
2020-11-22 16:18 AliMacD Note Added: 0025254
2020-11-22 16:41 x42 Note Added: 0025255
2020-11-22 17:21 bachstudies Note Added: 0025256
2020-11-22 17:41 AliMacD Note Added: 0025257
2020-11-25 09:41 AliMacD Note Added: 0025266
2020-12-06 19:30 thekoala2 Note Added: 0025289