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What's the maximum file size/duration of a single audio file in Live?

  • Live-Versionen: 1 - 9
  • Betriebssysteme: ALL

Symptom

Recording of an audio clip stops after a certain amount of time.

Reason

The file size limitation of a 32bit application is 2GB.

The maximum duration of a single audio file can be calculated like this:

  • 16 Bit = 2 Byte
  • Stereo = 2 channels
  • 192 KHz = 192000 samples per second
  • 2 * 2 * 192000 Bytes/sec = 768000 Bytes/sec
  • 60 sec * 768000 Bytes = 46080000 Bytes/min = ~44 MB/min
  • 44 MB * 46 min = ~2GB

Additional Information

Maximum duration of a single file at different sample frequencies (stereo, 16-bit):

  • 44,1 KHz: ~203 min (10 MB/min)
  • 48 KHz: ~186 min (11 MB/min)
  • 88,2 KHz: ~101 min (20 MB/min)
  • 96 KHz: ~93 min (22 MB/min)
  • 192 KHz: ~46 min (44 MB/min)

Calculate the file size of your audio recordings based on sample rate, bit depth, mono/stereo.

Read more about the 2GB file size limit.

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