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dzach



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:24 pm    Post subject: Comments for version 1.6.2 Reply with quote

Kare

The comments are for a win2k, win98se installation, and apply to earlier versions too.

    It might be better to create a new File menu item " Save all" to save all save-able panes in wavesurfer. Since wavesurfer remembers the pane last clicked by the user (which should be shown in the title bar), "Save" and "Save as..." should actually save the current pane only. The pane being saved could also show in the fileselector dialog.
    Auto-name: As it stands now, for my configuration with 3 ToBI label panes, only the last one is saved, and that without a name, if I have not previously named all panes by saving them. It looks like auto-naming to something like <soundname>_1.lab <soundname>_2.lab ... for all, even empty, panes, would save me alot of individual savings.
    Loading a file uses a configuration that is not the one I have selected in the preferences, which I also used to save the file.
    Loading a file in a multi label pane configuration loads all label panes with the same content. Auto-naming could solve this problem, otherwise a save/load session might be necessary.
    When there are more than one label panes open, one of which is empty, and I try to cut/delete a portion of the sound, the label panes are not modified accordingly, like they do when there is content in all label panes.
    From this "Forum page", if I click "Introduction" at the top menu of the page, I get a "404 Not Found" error.

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kare



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The current convention in WaveSurfer is that the root name is always constant, external data files differ only in extension.
When I use multiple transcription file they all have their unique extension .lab .wrd .phn .lab1 .lab2 or similarly. If you want the same extension the files have to reside in different directories. I suspect the real problem here is that I never start transcribing from scratch. I always have a transcription file generated elsewhere as starting point. The need for different extensions explains why you get the same transctiption in every pane when loading the files with your configuration.

"Save" is intended to save everything in the current work session that needs saving. Maybe the the pop-up memu should contain "Save Transcription" in addition to "Save Transcriptions"?

The cut problem is solved now.
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dzach



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't understand what is happening.

When I record a sound and add some transcription (3 transcription panes open) and then I click "Save", I have the Fileselector coming up showing files with extension <*.wav>. I enter a <rootname> and click save, and then I get the <filename>.wav, ".f0" and ".lab" files saved. There is no <rootname> for the .f0 nor the .lab file, and I don't get neither the .lab1 nor the .lab2 files expected for the other panes, as you say. I don't mind different extensions instead of different filenames.
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"Save" is intended to save everything in the current work session that needs saving.
This suits me fine, but as it is now, it doesn't happen.

On the "Load Text Labels..." action, which is very useful, the following is a correction to the transcription.plug, so that utf-8 characters (IPA, Greek, e.t.c) can be viewed correctly.
Code:
proc trans::getOpenTextLabelFile {w pane} {

...
set f [open $fileName]   
fconfigure $f -encoding utf-8
set labels [split [read -nonewline $f]]
close $f

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is sort of what I expected, but an even worse case because of recording from scratch as well...
Simple to fix though, check out http://www.speech.kth.se/~kare/wavesurfer.exe

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dzach



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still cannot get the 3 files, for the 3 trancription panes I use, saved. I get the .f0 and .lab ones named now, thought.

I would also like WaveSurfer to do a save when I tell it so, and not decide by itself that I don'tt need to. Reminds me of HAL ;-)

I like this "Load Text Labels..." more and more. It would be nice if the labels were split-able not only by spaces but by other characters too. Or, not splited at all.

I added some code to the transcription.plug and it does exactly that. The split characters can be entered in the "Properties..." popup menu item, Trans2 tag, and saved with the configuration.
Please have a look at it at:
http://users.hol.gr/~dzach/wavesurfer/transcription.zip
The code I added to the transcription.plug is identified with
Code:
#------------------------------------------------------------------modified-------------------------
and includes the utf-8 correction.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you specified unique label file extensions?

Currently, WaveSurfer does not save empty transcription files (a file with 0 bytes), correspondingly WaveSurfer does not complain about not existing transcription files.

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