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Can't See Segmentation or Annotation Mode–File too Large?

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September 6, 2017 at 17:02 #11668


I’m trying to transcribe and segment a VERY large file; 10+ tiers over 2 hours of .wav data. I’m up to 38″ of segments (~870 segments) with 8 tiers. Suddenly, moving from transcription mode to segmentation mode or annotation mode has resulted in my only seeing the wave form, with no ability to create new segments or even see the tiers. In 5.0.0 Alpha (I’m working in 4.9.4 stable release) I’m able to see interlinear mode, and I’m always able to see transcription mode. I’ve tried saving and exiting, restarting my computer, creating a copy of the file and opening it from another location, etc. I’ve opened the file in both 4.9.4 a,d 5.0.0 I thought maybe it was because Google Drive synced the file in the background, but Google Drive stopped syncing (and I haven’t had trouble with this before).

Am I just screwed? I’d appreciate any ideas people have for troubleshooting. I don’t spend a lot of time coding, but I’m not a beginner at looking at code, so if there’s something I need to peek at in the file using a code editing tool, I can do that.

September 11, 2017 at 17:11 #11674


So, the situation is such that if you now open the file you can’t enter into Annotation mode or Segmentation mode to create new segments?
Then it is likely that the file is damaged. If you open it in an XML editor that supports validation of the file against the schema, you might be able to locate the problem. There might also be information in the log: View->View Log…
You may also send the file to me so that I can have a look (han.sloetjes AT mpi.nl)?

January 26, 2018 at 22:31 #11862


Following up–this was a stupid mistake on my part, but now that I’ve figured it out I wanted to post what I did in case someone else does this idiot thing!

I mistakenly clicked the up/down arrows on the separator between the waveform and the tiers which collapsed the tiers in annotation mode, so that all I could see was the waveform. When I looked at the XML editor, it was evident that all the annotations were still in the data, so I just decided to fuss with the screen to see if I could figure out what I’d done. And that was what I did!

So if you, too, open your file in horror to see that all your annotations are gone…you may very well have clicked on the arrows.

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