Easy Audio Capture
Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:58 PM
Capture of audio to a .WAV file will fail when the saved time reaches about 3 hours and 20 minutes of audio. Where moments before you had a 2GB file, you will be left with a useless .WAV file that is 44 bytes in size. Stopping the recording before that point will leave you with a proper, usable .WAV file.
It appears a byte counter in the suite uses a 32-bit signed integer, instead of an unsigned [long] one. The counter overflows catastrophically when it passes 32 bits, around +2,147,485,000. This is regardless of the file system [FAT32 or NTFS] that you're using.
If you need WAV output there is no fix yet, apart from stopping the recording a couple of minutes early [to be safe].
Otherwise, you can output to one of the compressed formats. The default bitrate MP3, for example, could give you around 20 to 30 hours [estimated] before the file approaches the "danger size".
I haven't been able to confirm that this problem applies only to .WAV files going past 2 GB, or whether it applies to all of EAC's output filetypes when they pass 2 GB in size. If you try it to test the limit, please let me know.
BENQ DW1640, in XP Pro and Windows 7
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