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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0000624Cinelerra-GG[All Projects] Bugpublic2022-11-28 16:45
Reporterfary54 Assigned ToPhyllisSmith  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformX86_64OSDebianOS Version10.4
Product Version2020-08 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0000624: xml file keeps the past
DescriptionAfter rendering my project, I decided to start a new one without restarting CinGG.
So I deleted all the tracks, clips, media and then created 3 new tracks.
So I have a project with only 3 tracks, one video and two audio.
So far, so good.

I save the project under another name and notice that its file is 203kb.
I open it in a text editor and notice that it contains 3528 lines.
So cinGG doesn't clean up the old project, it keeps the history and adds as it goes along.
Under these conditions, it is difficult to find your way around the xml file.

I have never noticed this before.
Is this normal?
Steps To Reproducesee description
Additional Informationsee xml file
TagsNo tags attached.




2022-11-26 14:37

manager   ~0005369

Glad this is resolved. Will close in a couple of days.


2022-11-26 12:56

reporter   ~0005368

@Andrew-R @IgorBeg @PhyllisSmith

Many thanks to all three of you for your quick response.
I thought I had cleaned up my project completely but, as @IgorBeg discovered, I forgot to delete the clips.
I apologise for this.

So I just deleted those clips and I can confirm that I am left with a basic xml file.
I am very surprised that these clips took up so much space.
I thank you again and apologise for the inconvenience.


2022-11-26 09:17

reporter   ~0005367

It is not a bug, @fary54.
I downloaded your project file (xml). In Cinelerra-GG, in Resource window -> Clips, there are a lot of stuff: Title plugins. They take up space in the project file.
If you delete them and save your project, using another name, you can see that the file will be smaller.


2022-11-26 00:29

manager   ~0005366

Last edited: 2022-11-26 00:32

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I have been trying to duplicate this a few times today but have not been successful. I might have seen it the first time I tried but got interrupted and now I can not reproduce what you see. Will keep looking to see what the problem might be. To me, it seems reasonable that it should keep the history so you can use "undo" to get back to where you should be.



2022-11-25 14:31

reporter   ~0005365

I forgot to mention that my version of cinGG is the last image:


2022-11-25 14:13


modèle de base.xml (203,290 bytes)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-11-25 14:13 fary54 New Issue
2022-11-25 14:13 fary54 File Added: modèle de base.xml
2022-11-25 14:31 fary54 Note Added: 0005365
2022-11-26 00:29 PhyllisSmith Assigned To => PhyllisSmith
2022-11-26 00:29 PhyllisSmith Status new => acknowledged
2022-11-26 00:29 PhyllisSmith Note Added: 0005366
2022-11-26 00:32 PhyllisSmith Note Edited: 0005366 View Revisions
2022-11-26 09:17 IgorBeg Note Added: 0005367
2022-11-26 12:56 fary54 Note Added: 0005368
2022-11-26 14:37 PhyllisSmith Status acknowledged => resolved
2022-11-26 14:37 PhyllisSmith Resolution open => fixed
2022-11-26 14:37 PhyllisSmith Note Added: 0005369
2022-11-28 16:45 PhyllisSmith Status resolved => closed