Old 06-20-2019, 12:52 PM   #1
lilith93
Human being with feelings
 
lilith93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Karlsruhe
Posts: 245
Default Long Loading Time

I started with a new project today. When loading the project the initializing time of Reaper is quite long (~15 s). Normally projects load within 2-3 s. I deleted all tracks and all VSTs to get an empty project and the loading time is still long, compared to older projects with many tracks / VSTs. When starting Reaper from the terminal there's nothing suspicious:

Code:
./reaper 
jack: created client
jack: setting TIME_CRITICAL = 79
jack: activated client
I attached also the "empty" project file which loads slow in case anyone wants to take a look.

Thanks
Marco
Attached Files
File Type: rpp test.RPP (1.8 KB, 20 views)
__________________
https://soundcloud.com/lilith_93

Debian - Stretch / XFCE
lilith93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 08:54 PM   #2
silksow
Human being with feelings
 
silksow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 33
Default

I've noticed longer load times too since the last couple updates on Manjaro/Xfce.
__________________
i7-4790K - 16 GB - Manjaro Linux Xfce - RME UFX
"Recording engineers do not die. They are dragged into the earth by the sheer weight of their balls." -- Malcolm Chisholm 1929-2003
silksow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 10:40 PM   #3
JamesPeters
Human being with feelings
 
JamesPeters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Near a big lake
Posts: 2,744
Default

That project took my system about 10 seconds to load.

I opened the project in a text editor and compared it to a blank project I saved for comparison. I noticed one setting that stood out: your grid spacing (which was set to be visible) was 1/1024 instead of something normal like 1/4, 1/8 (or "frame", etc.)

When I changed that to something normal (anything in the drop-down list) and saved it again, then re-opened it, it took 1 second to load.

I'm guessing that grid setting happened by accident somehow. If not...that's not a good grid setting. Reaper is expecting the CPU to "draw" all those lines in the arrange view (even if they're not visible to you).
__________________
http://petersamplification.com
Using REAPER for Linux
JamesPeters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 11:39 AM   #4
lilith93
Human being with feelings
 
lilith93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Karlsruhe
Posts: 245
Default

Hi James,

thanks for taking a look, I changed the setting and it's indeed fine again.
I looked at the file, but I didn't get the idea to compare it to a completely new Reaper file.

Yup, maybe Reaper starts a little bit slower, but this is in the order of maybe ~1 second. I didn't measure any starting times. It's still extremely fast.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesPeters View Post
That project took my system about 10 seconds to load.

I opened the project in a text editor and compared it to a blank project I saved for comparison. I noticed one setting that stood out: your grid spacing (which was set to be visible) was 1/1024 instead of something normal like 1/4, 1/8 (or "frame", etc.)

When I changed that to something normal (anything in the drop-down list) and saved it again, then re-opened it, it took 1 second to load.

I'm guessing that grid setting happened by accident somehow. If not...that's not a good grid setting. Reaper is expecting the CPU to "draw" all those lines in the arrange view (even if they're not visible to you).
__________________
https://soundcloud.com/lilith_93

Debian - Stretch / XFCE
lilith93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 02:01 PM   #5
JamesPeters
Human being with feelings
 
JamesPeters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Near a big lake
Posts: 2,744
Default

It's easy to compare. Open both in separate text editor windows, put them side by side. If something is very different, it'll be apparent.

I didn't understand what the numbers for the "grid" element meant, but I did notice a very big difference compared to a blank test project I saved. For mine the numbers were small, but for yours one of the numbers (for the "grid") was like 0.012445224562475217452155114 So I opened it again and looked at the grid settings, and I saw it was 1/1024.
__________________
http://petersamplification.com
Using REAPER for Linux
JamesPeters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 03:24 PM   #6
Glennbo
Human being with feelings
 
Glennbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 4,091
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesPeters View Post
It's easy to compare. Open both in separate text editor windows, put them side by side. If something is very different, it'll be apparent
There are also free GUI based utility programs in your repository, like "kdiff" that lets you select multiple files and then it figures out where the differences are, highlights them, and optionally lets you merge things from one side to the other.
__________________
Glennbo
Hear My Music - Click Me!!!
--
Glennbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 04:23 PM   #7
JamesPeters
Human being with feelings
 
JamesPeters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Near a big lake
Posts: 2,744
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Glennbo View Post
There are also free GUI based utility programs in your repository, like "kdiff" that lets you select multiple files and then it figures out where the differences are, highlights them, and optionally lets you merge things from one side to the other.
Nice. That's going to come in handy.
__________________
http://petersamplification.com
Using REAPER for Linux
JamesPeters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2019, 05:36 PM   #8
Glennbo
Human being with feelings
 
Glennbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 4,091
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesPeters View Post
Nice. That's going to come in handy.
I used to use a utility like that called WinMerge in Windows. When I switched to Linux I needed something to replace it, and kdiff was in my repository. It's pretty similar to WinMerge for the main stuff.
__________________
Glennbo
Hear My Music - Click Me!!!
--
Glennbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.