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saving a project

Permanent link to this post Posted by Billy19 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:34 pm

I have put export my music into wav as well as mp3 format. But I would like to save this put I get this warning box saying the save project is for a audacity project not a audio file . But I would like to save this as a back up. Can I do this.
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Re: saving a project

Permanent link to this post Posted by DVDdoug » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:19 pm

If you want to save the project don't worry about the warning. (It's not a regular audio file and it can only be opened by Audacity.)

But I would like to save this as a back up.
An Audacity project is not a good long-term back-up. It's not a single-file, it's a folder/file structure and it's easy to foul-up if you copy or move it, etc.

I almost never save a project... I just export audio files (WAV & MP3). And, I generally recommend that people export to WAV whether or not they are making a project.

WAV or FLAC are lossless so they are good back-up/archive formats. (FLACs are almost half the size as WAVs and are better for metadata/tags.)
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Re: saving a project

Permanent link to this post Posted by Billy19 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:26 pm

Thank you for this. I understand about audacity. I have been transferring my records music into mp3 and wav for Cd's. You see I make clocks out of these records and therefor I need to save the music.
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Re: saving a project

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:32 pm

WAV is good. The only reason you would need Projects is if you needed to save the timelines and graphic layouts. WAV won't do multi-track. But it's still not a good idea. WAV files are good for archive storage.

Pretend you're making a CD, and don't burn the CD.

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Re: saving a project

Permanent link to this post Posted by Billy19 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:17 pm

Well Koz you said that Wav doesn't do Multi-track well I beg to differ. I have don't some records and put the songs into multiple tracks on the wav and mp3 format and the do play. So Wav does do multi-tracks.

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