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#445709 - 12/17/17 02:06 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] PTAP not stopping at end of file when played
panworks Offline
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just installed PTPA 2017. I notice that the program just keeps running after the end of a recording until I hit the stop button. I thought it always stopped when it reached the end of a file. Is this normal?

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#445928 - 12/18/17 04:41 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: PTAP not stopping at end of file when played [Re: panworks]
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Is it normal? No, but some people have had the issue.

First, do you have latest 2017 update? Things get fixed over time.
Click Support in the menu at the top of this page to see.
Or the first thread in the Powertracks forum usually contains the latest update(s).

Does this happen for all files or just one (seen it both ways).
If just one, try highlighting all tracks, then use the From-Thru to select from the end of the song (desired last measure) to measure 2000 (or some other large number) then click Edit-Cut-and make sure Close Gap is enabled.

I've seen this fix file specific issues. Some 'Event' got lost off in space somewhere, so PT was playing and playing until it got to this un-wanted 'Event'.
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#452421 - 01/20/18 10:52 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: PTAP not stopping at end of file when played [Re: panworks]
silvertones Offline
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On the drivers page uncheck audio always on or something similar to that. I don't have the program in front of me.
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#455052 - 02/01/18 05:50 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: PTAP not stopping at end of file when played [Re: panworks]
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#455917 - 02/06/18 01:36 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: PTAP not stopping at end of file when played [Re: panworks]
scriv68 Offline
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Registered: 01/27/18
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Just up graded from an old version of PT (which had no problems) to 2017 and have hit the same issue .

I can fix it by reinstalling but obviously a big hassle.

Seems to be no issue while I am just doing the basics such as playing midi files but after I render to a WAV goes into the problem of continuing to play past the midi file end and I cant fix it . I cant render another file as I end up with a bloated WAV file with lots of silence at the end.



Tried the MME thing but makes no difference . I am using windows 7 .

Any suggestions gratefully received.

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#455918 - 02/06/18 01:44 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: PTAP not stopping at end of file when played [Re: panworks]
scriv68 Offline
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Registered: 01/27/18
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Whoops ...jumped the gun in my request.

Have eventually found what John is referring to an .. output always on ..box

Unticking it does seem to work !. I will hold my breath.

Thanks John

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#456075 - 02/06/18 05:22 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: PTAP not stopping at end of file when played [Re: panworks]
rharv Offline
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Thank you for posting what solved it for you.
Can you check if the Always On setting was used via ASIO or MME?
I had weird issues with 'MME Always On' that seemed to not affect other users.

ASIO Always On seemed OK for me (as long as I was only using one music app at a time, which can be expected with ASIO).

Just wondering, but glad you got it fixed.
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