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Subject: SF v4.5h VS v5.0F - File error??
Posted by: buckaroo
Date: 9/9/2011 4:03:14 AM

I'm using the last two versions of Sonic Foundry Sound Forge v4.5h and the last v5.0f

I'm using these in "Direct Mode" as an editor to my DAW which works great.

Thing is i prefer the v5.0f version with Direct Mode, as this has the mp3 option and the 24-bit file read/save option which I dont think v4.5 had?

Anyway when i open v5.0f editor to edit a wav file and my DAW is playing the file, I get

>Another application is using the sound file sound001.
>It is recommended that you immediately close the window.
>If you continue editing this file, Sound Forge may become unstable

>Close this window now?"


Which is annoying, but in v4.5h I "DON'T" get this??? I can play the two same wav files at the same time so they overlap and never get an error??

Is there a way of doing this, so i don't get this error at ALL in v5.0 or is this something they permanently changed??

Or even better DID v4.5h get to save in 24-bit and open in 24-bit??

Really annoying as v5.0 seems to have been changed - I saw a few posts about this, and it said this error would be FIXED in v5.0a but i'm using v5.0F and its STILL there ??

Subject: RE: SF v4.5h VS v5.0F - File error??
Reply by: musicvid10
Date: 9/9/2011 1:03:57 PM

Sound Forge 5 had issues with later operating systems and has been deprecated.
Although you haven't provided any system specs, you really should be using SF 7 or later. Perhaps its time to consider an upgrade. If you contact Customer Service, they "may" be able to provide you with some consideration with the upgrade from SF 5.

Subject: RE: SF v4.5h VS v5.0F - File error??
Reply by: buckaroo
Date: 9/9/2011 1:30:07 PM

Thanks but I like the Direct Mode which has now been removed from SF6 onwards?!

Did SF7 have this? I did try SF8 but it didnt work the same way?

Subject: RE: SF v4.5h VS v5.0F - File error??
Reply by: buckaroo
Date: 9/9/2011 2:29:21 PM

I should say I'm on xp which seems ok but have thought of going to w98se to see if that's any better?

Subject: RE: SF v4.5h VS v5.0F - File error??
Reply by: Chienworks
Date: 9/9/2011 2:56:23 PM

I wouldn't think direct mode would work on compressed files anyway, so if you're editing MP3 then you're probably not using direct mode.

In any case, i'll tell you that even without direct mode, SF6 is about 5 times faster than SF5 was. That alone justified the upgrade price many times over for me. A large part of the speed increase was not piddling around with direct mode anymore. Even with compressed files, SF6 saves many times faster than 5 and 4.5. The newest versions are generally a little faster, though none have ever matched the boost that 6 had over 5.

Subject: RE: SF v4.5h VS v5.0F - File error??
Reply by: Geoff_Wood
Date: 9/9/2011 4:30:45 PM

Ah, I fondly remember the days of SF4.5, 98SE, 486s, 4GB HDDs etc. Was that this century ?

geoff

Message last edited on 9/9/2011 4:31:12 PM by Geoff_Wood.
Subject: RE: SF v4.5h VS v5.0F - File error??
Reply by: kryten
Date: 9/9/2011 11:13:01 PM

I still use 4.5 on Windows 7 64-bit. As stable and reliable as it ever was.

Subject: RE: SF v4.5h VS v5.0F - File error??
Reply by: buckaroo
Date: 9/10/2011 1:35:14 AM

That's great Kryten, so on windows 7 it's still fine!

Can I ask why you use 4.5 and not v5 or even a later version? Is it the direct mode?

What daw do you use it with, and how do you get round the lack of reading/writing 24 bit files which is the main thing that's missing.

If your using w7, I think that Xp would be ok then (I have no desire to upgrade windows at all) as I'm primarily a mac person.

Subject: RE: SF v4.5h VS v5.0F - File error??
Reply by: kryten
Date: 9/10/2011 6:51:55 PM

Easy. Install as Administrator, then run as Administrator. CDA 4.0 works in it too (installed it the same way). That's it. I did upgrade to everything thru 9.0 (and 10.0 Audio Studio). I didn't see anything in any version after it that that I use it for, so they didn't make a difference for me. Newer isn't always good, but Win 7, for sure. Strictly a hobby and not working for money using it. For what I use it for, 4.5H was good enough. I use it mainly for personal music collections, and don't use 24-bit files. It's what I learned on. The interface changes through the versions was a pain. Really a non-issue for me. :)

It's my home machine with Win 7 x64 Ultimate, 8GB RAM and Athlon X4 965 at stock speeds. Many drives to write temporary files to, so throughput is not a problam.

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