[access-uk] Re: soundforge scripts ?

Damon, here's what I hope will be relevant info from Sound Forge 7 help file.  
I thought it
just might be of interest to a few on the list.

My mind was turning to buffering, and this is mentioned here.

HTH.

From Ray
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 Defragmenting your hard drive
With time and usage, hard drives become fragmented, leading to discontiguous 
files and slow
access. This is particularly true for older hard drives. Since Sound Forge is 
hard drive
intensive, faster disk access equates better performance. Therefore, the 
initial step in
improving system performance is hard drive defragmentation.

The Windows Disk Defragmenter should be run prior to using Sound Forge.

 Increasing total buffer size
The total buffer size value determines the amount of RAM used for recording 
to/playing from
the hard drive. A total buffer size of 512 KB is recommended, but increased 
buffering may be
necessary if you detect gaps during playback.

Increasing the total buffer size requires additional memory. Combined with a 
large preload
size, this may result in a delay when starting and stopping playback.

From the Options menu, choose Preferences. The Preferences dialog appears.

Click the Wave tab.

Use the Total buffer size slider to configure an appropriate buffer size value 
and click OK.

 Increasing preload size
The preload size value determines how much sound data Sound Forge prepares and 
loads into
the sound card driver prior to starting playback. Preloading occurs between the 
time you
click the Play button ( ) and the first sound of playback.

Increasing preload size may eliminate the dropouts evident at the beginning of 
playback that
are characteristic of slow and/or fragmented hard drives. The trade-off for 
increasing the
preload size is a delay prior to the start of playback. The length of the delay 
is
proportional to the size of the preload.

From the Options menu, choose Preferences. The Preferences dialog appears.

Click the Wave tab.

Use the Preload size slider to configure an appropriate preload size value and 
click OK.

Certain Windows sound drivers do not support this option. If you detect noise 
or dropouts at
the start of playback and the system?s sound drivers do not support preloading, 
turn off
this option by setting the Preload size to 0.

 Meters
If you experience gapping during playback and the play meters are displayed, 
turn them off
by choosing Play Meters from the View menu.

If you experience gapping during recording and you have the Monitor check box 
selected in
the Record dialog, clear the check box to turn off the record meters.

 Passive updating for video and time displays
If you experience gapping during playback or your computer just seems to be 
bogging down
during playback, try turning on Passive Update. This will force the video and 
time displays
to update only if there is time to do so. In most cases you won?t be able to 
tell if it is
missing some updates.

From the Options menu, choose Time Display, and choose Passive Update from the 
submenu.

From the Options menu, choose Video, and choose Passive Update from the submenu.

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