[ERROR]: Could not understand ardour file... Session fails to load... XML issue...
After working several hours on a piece for a portfolio, several tracks disappeared after undoing several steps. This prompted me to restart ardour through the shortcut Ctrl-Q. When I tried to reopen the file I received the following messages in the log....
[ERROR]: Could not understand ardour file /home/maxwell/texture/texture.ardour
[ERROR]: Session "/home/maxwell/texture (snapshot texture)" did not load successfully
I tried again through the terminal and received the following in the terminal:
WARNING: Your system has a limit for maximum amount of locked memory!
This might cause Ardour to run out of memory before your system runs out of memory. You can view the memory limit with 'ulimit -l', and it is normally controlled by /etc/security/limits.conf
(built using 2513 and GCC version 4.1.3 20070929 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.2-16ubuntu2))
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Some portions Copyright (C) Steve Harris, Ari Johnson, Brett Viren, Joel Baker
Ardour comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
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loading default ui configuration file /usr/local/etc/ardour2/ardour2_ui_default.conf
loading user ui configuration file /home/maxwell/.ardour2/ardour2_ui.conf
Configuration::pack_canvasvars () called, canvas_colors.size() = 82
ardour: [INFO]: Loading ui configuration file /usr/local/etc/ardour2/ardour2_ui_dark.rc
theme_init() called from internal clearlooks engine
loading system configuration file /usr/local/etc/ardour2/ardour_system.rc
loading user configuration file /home/maxwell/.ardour2/ardour.rc
ardour: [INFO]: Using SSE optimized routines
ardour: [INFO]: looking for control protocols in /home/maxwell/.ardour2/surfaces/:/usr/local/lib/ardour2/surfaces/
ardour: [INFO]: Control surface protocol discovered: "Generic MIDI"
ardour: [INFO]: Control surface protocol discovered: "Mackie"
powermate: Opening of powermate failed - No such file or directory
ardour: [INFO]: Control protocol powermate not usable
loading bindings from /home/maxwell/.ardour2/ardour.bindings
Loading session /home/maxwell/texture using snapshot texture (1)
raptor error - XML parser error: Input is not proper UTF-8, indicate encoding !
Bytes: 0xB6 0x40 0x2D 0x35
raptor error - XML parser error: Opening and ending tag mismatch: Regions line 120 and Region
raptor error - XML parser error: Opening and ending tag mismatch: Session line 2 and Regions
raptor error - XML parser error: Extra content at the end of the document
I renamed texture.ardour.bak as texture.ardour and tried to open that, but I received the same errors. I know that it must be an error in the XML file, but I am having a hard time figuring it out, here uploaded a link below of the the XML file.
Let's see... I don't know what else you need to know... I am running Ubuntu Gutsy, and I compiled ardour from source (2.1)... I am also running Jack 0.107.5, and I am using a Focusrite Saffire LE through Freebob... Ardour has been running pretty smoothly... every once in a while it shuts down, but nothing like this has happened before.