I am running Audacity 2.02 on a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit operating system, and I am having the following problem, which started about a week ago for me.
I use Audacity to edit audio files (aiff and aiff converted to MP3) that I record myself on my iPhone. Usually, I just drag the file into audacity and rock-n-roll. Now, however, I drag them in or import them (file > import > audio), and when it imports them, there is no waveform, just a straight line, and no sound when I play them, although the length of the playback section is consistent with the length of the audio file. This only happens when I select "make a copy of the files before editing." If I select "read the files directly from the original," then the audio does play back, but instead of seeing a waveform, I see a series of diagonal blue lines, which makes editing much more difficult, if not near-impossible to get right.
Any input on this would be greatly appreciated. I don't know this program very well, so if you could be clear and specific in your suggestions, that would help.
Thanks so much,