Completed Proposal WAV exports to have Format Options

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Proposal pages help us get from feature requests into actual plans. This page is a proposal to add Format Options to the WAV Export dialog
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The Problem

It is hard for users to find the "non-standard" WAV exports such as 24-bit and other more obscure WAV exports as they are hidden away under the dropdown option Other Uncompressed Files.

In contrast we have two WAV Exports clearly visible and selectable (discoverable) in the Save as type dropdown menu is the File > Export > ... menus.

Proposed Feature

  1. Replace the 16-bt WAV and 32-bit WAV options in the "Save as type" dialog with a single "WAV" entry.
  2. Make the various WAV options selectable via the "Format Options" when WAV is the Export type.
  3. 16-bit WAV to be the default.
  4. Trim the "Save as type" dropdown for "Other uncompressed files of the WAV options.

Developer/QA Backing

Peter

Use Cases

  • A user on the Forum who needed 24-bit WAV exports for archival purposes could not discover how to do this. See this Forum thread. This is merely a recent example, there have been many others in the past.,,

Details

TBP


GUI Examples

TBP


Previous Feature Requests relating to this proposal

  • Export File window:
    • (2.x) Options too undiscoverable/hard to remember/fiddly to access (11 votes)