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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Osaka, Japan
    Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

    Basic Command Line Help


    I have a .gig file and need to extract the .wav files from it.

    I have installed Gig Tools, which includes Gigextract, a command line application.

    It comes with the description below. I understand that I need to type into the command line.

    I tried typing in:

    gigextract maestro_concert_grand_v2.gig Music

    That didn't work. I understand that GIGFILE means the name of the .gig file. I put that in the command. Also DESTDIR means destination directory. The name of the directory I'd like it to go to is called Music. All I get is: Invalid input file argument!

    Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?



    gigextract [ -v ] GIGFILE DESTDIR [SAMPLENR] [ [SAMPLENR] ... ]


    Extract samples from Gigasampler (.gig) files. All extracted samples
    will be written in .wav format. You must at least supply name of the
    .gig input file and an output path where all extracted samples should
    be written to. By default gigextract extracts all samples contained in
    the Gigasampler file, even if they are not linked by any instrument in
    the .gig file, but you can also extract only particular samples by
    supplying a list of samples indices at the end of the command line. You
    can use the gigdump tool to see the list of available samples and their
    sample indices of a Gigasampler file.


    filename of the input Gigasampler file

    output path where all samples should be extracted to

    optional index of sample(s) to be exclusively extracted

    -v print version and exit

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Basic Command Line Help


    That looks fine to me. The only thing I can think of is that you aren't using full paths.


    ~/gigextract maestro_concert_grand_v2.gig ~/Music/
    The problem could of course be as simple as an incorrect filename.... remember linux is very case sensitive. Try just typing maestro or ~/maestro and hit tab to auto-complete the filename, if the auto-completion doesn't happen thats probably your problem.

    Hope this helps!

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