Out of memory when opening large files

  • Boris Burtin

    Boris Burtin - 2013-03-09

    Just tried opening a 1.5GB WAV file and ran out of memory. Any plans to update WaveShop to handle large files?

  • Chris Korda

    Chris Korda - 2013-03-09

    What version of Windows are you running, and is it 32-bit or 64-bit? In 64-bit Windows with at least 4GB of memory, you should not have this problem. See the warning in the requirements page, and Why do I see an "out of memory" error? in the FAQ.

    Last edit: Chris Korda 2013-04-15
  • Axel Holzinger

    Axel Holzinger - 2013-05-28

    Hi WaveShoppers,

    may I chime in here?

    This isn't a matter of the OS. This is a matter of the size of the file. If the file is big enough, even WaveShop x64 will get Windows to start a swapfile orgy.

    I use (just "found" WaveShop this very saturday) WaveShop as a recording tool (BTW: very cool that you switch to RF64 on the fly; that's how it was meant to be). As I do very long recordings, i.e. 24h, which often leads to file sizes bigger than 20GB, loading the file into memory isn't a good idea at all.

    So why not adding an option "Don't load file after end of recording"?

    All the best and a very big thank you for your highly appreciated work!!!

  • Chris Korda

    Chris Korda - 2013-05-29

    It's a reasonable request but it will be a little while before I can get to it. Also the Record options page is full, a minor problem but still it takes time to deal with it. In the meantime I suggest the following workaround: if you use the "One-touch" activation type, and end your recording by exiting WaveShop (e.g via the app-closing X button in the upper right corner of the app frame), WaveShop will end the recording without attempting to open it.

    It would be very helpful if you would create a ticket, but either way thanks for the suggestion.

    Cheers, Chris.

    PS what will you do with a 20GB recording?

    Last edit: Chris Korda 2013-05-29
  • Axel Holzinger

    Axel Holzinger - 2013-05-29

    Hi Chris,

    I have already made the changes in the source. I put it in the RecordDlg beside the Sync playback checkbox. So for me this is fine.

    Are you interested in the patch/source? It's just RecordDlg.cpp, WaveShop.rc and resource.h.

    I test bit-perfectness. On the playing side a wave file with a certain pattern is played out and on the recording side the pattern is checcked (offline after the recording was finished).


  • Chris Korda

    Chris Korda - 2013-06-02

    Hi Axel,

    That sounds fine, good thinking. Sure the source files would be helpful, could you put them somewhere public so I can download them? Thanks!


  • Chris Korda

    Chris Korda - 2013-06-20

    Hi Axel,

    The latest version of WaveShop (1.0.10, released today) incorporates your Record dialog fix, though slightly modified: the checkbox is called "Open recording", i.e. the logic is positive instead of negative. Thanks for the suggestion!




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