SndSampler Bug Chart


Bug Description Workaround Responsibility Fixed Version
Problem saving some batch-processed files Put files inside a folder and then drop the folder onto SndSampler's icon to initiate batch mode Ours 4.4.3
Extraneous file "SndSampler Temp" left in batch import folder when converting audio CD tracks Simply delete the file Ours 4.4.3
Serious memory fragmentation (resulting in mysterious "Out of memory" errors) after playing files from disk Quit and relaunch to regain "lost" memory Ours 4.4.2
SndSampler can lock up while playing audio files from disk if you have used the menu command to initiate playback and you send SndSampler to the background while the files are playing Play files by drag-n-drop or else don't send SndSampler to background while playing files from disk Ours 4.4.1
Scroll bar value not always updated correctly when opening files in batch mode (drag-n-drop) None needed as the problem isn't at all serious Ours 4.4.1
Miscellaneous problems with floating windows (e.g., they're not always brought properly to the front) None needed as the problem isn't at all serious Ours 4.4.1
'snd' resources with names longer than 31 characters not extracted correctly during batch mode Don't give 'snd' resources names longer than 31 characters Ours 4.4
Playthru of 0 not set correctly when recording None Ours 4.4
Segmenting/Joining an AIFF which uses a newfangled compression scheme like Qualcomm Purevoice won't produce the proper results If you want to use one of these compression schemes, convert to a movie and only use QuickTime to work with it Apple's None
(Apple has stated that they will not fix this problem)
Playing from disk AIFF files which use a newfangled compression scheme like Qualcomm Purevoice won't work correctly and will sometimes cause a System crash If you want to use one of these compression schemes, convert to a movie and only use QuickTime to work with it Apple's None
(Apple has stated that they will not fix this problem)
AIFF files not always converted correctly to Windoze .wav files in Batch Mode Convert one file at a time using File->Open and then File->Export Ours 4.4
Selection start and end values not updated on screen after stopping playback with escape key or cmd-period None Ours 4.4
Sound not marked as changed following Balance Select a different compression using the compression menu, then return to the original compression, and you'll be able to use File->Save Ours 4.4
Illegal compression values not disabled on compression menu following a drag-'n-drop open Don't select illegal compression values Ours 4.4
Window displays not updated correctly after Revert, Open, and several other functions None Ours 4.3
Input sources not selected correctly during recording None Ours 4.3
Sounds become corrupted in RAM (don't panic--disk copies are still OK) if extracted by dropping non-sound files or applications on the SndSampler icon, possibly resulting in a Type 1 crash at some later time Extract from one file at a time by using File menu Ours 4.1
Type 1 crash exporting if less than entire sound selected Select whole sound before exporting Ours 4.0
Type 1 crash soon after application launch on some 68K Powerbooks None Apple's 4.0
(use Type 1 Fixer)
Can't "Save Selection As" when using IMA 4:1 compression Delete unwanted portion of sound before saving Ours 4.0
ulaw 2:1 sounds not inserted correctly into QuickTime movies Use MoviePlayer (or QuickTime Player Pro) to compress the soundtrack Apple's 4.0
% complete displayed incorrectly for extremely large sounds None Ours 4.0
In System 7 and 8, about 200 bytes of RAM are "lost" each time you invoke a function which calls the Mac OS routines CustomGetFile or CustomPutFile (these include Open, Import, Convert To Movie, Save As, and others) Quit and relaunch to regain the RAM, or upgrade to Mac OS 9 Apple's None
(We can't figure out why this happens)
When recording to a partitioned disk, the recording time available reflects the amount of free space on the entire disk, rather than the amount of free space in the partition to which you are recording None Apple's None
% complete not always correct for Echo FX with auto extend feature off None Ours None
(It's not serious and it would take too much work to fix)

 

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