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default export to mp3 not aiff

Permanent link to this post Posted by labud » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:56 am

NOTE: Out of deparation I tried the rpm 2.1.0 version from here:
http://packman.links2linux.org/package/286 installed it
and have edited a few songs thru it and it seems to be working. [as in it puts the .mp3 extension on the edited song. I don't know what 'bugs' were in 2.1.0 but they don't seem to be effecting my work yet.
So as much as I would like to carryon solving this problem, I think I will leave it here and get some work done.
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openSUSE Leap 42.2 64-bit, KDE Plasma 5.8.3, Audacity 2.1.2

Just did a fresh install of openSuse 42.2 along with Audacity 2.1.2 [from packman repo].
Mostly, I just use audacity to alter or cut out silence and other noise from beginning or end of an mp3. I very rarely use anything but .mp3 extension.
I had occaision to use Audacity today and have found that I cannot change the .aiff extension when I Export an audio file after altering it.
When I click on File >Export Audio the window that opens says mp3 [toward bottom right] but the extension on the file is .aiff.
I have checked in Edit>Preferences>Import and Export, I see no area to specify my choice of .mp3 extension.
In Home >.audacity-data > audacity.cfg I have looked thru the file and find Format=MP3. I am not sure if that means it is default, but I see nothing else about mp3 or aiff.

Is there another audacity config file located elsewhere, that I can set my preference in ?
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Re: default export to mp3 not aiff

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:12 am

I's a bug, but it only affects the name of the file, not the actual format.
Just type the name of the file including the correct file extension, and the exported file should be correct.
Alternatively, or if you forget to do that, just correct the name of the file after you have exported it.
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Re: default export to mp3 not aiff

Permanent link to this post Posted by labud » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:28 pm

Thanks for reply Steve.
Where can I watch for the fix?
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Re: default export to mp3 not aiff

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:45 pm

Unfortunately it has been difficult to pin down the cause of this problem, so there is no fix as yet, which means that the problem will still be present in Audacity 2.1.3 which is due for release very soon.
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Re: default export to mp3 not aiff

Permanent link to this post Posted by labud » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:34 pm

Can I revert back to an earlier version that did it correctly? If so, what version to revert to?
I am editing a large amount of files and this having to
Just type the name of the file including the correct file extension, and the exported file should be correct.
Alternatively, or if you forget to do that, just correct the name of the file after you have exported it.

does take a considerable amount of time to do this when it is a large quanity of files.
[e.g.] 20 seconds a file times 2500 files?

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Re: default export to mp3 not aiff

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:55 am

labud wrote:does take a considerable amount of time to do this when it is a large quanity of files.
[e.g.] 20 seconds a file times 2500 files?

I don't understand.

If it takes 5 seconds to type the file name "abcdefg", then it does not take 25 seconds to type "abcdefg.wav".

What are you doing that requires exporting 2500 files?

labud wrote:Can I revert back to an earlier version that did it correctly?

You can use any version you like, but you run the risk of having other bugs to deal with that are now fixed in 2.1.2.

labud wrote:If so, what version to revert to?

We aim to make each version of Audacity better than previous versions, so I can't really recommend an old version. Perhaps 2.1.0? I'm not sure - I don't have that version installed at the moment. I agree that it's a bit irritating to have to manually type the file extension, but I don't find it a big issue. Perhaps there's something about your workflow that makes it a bigger problem for you?
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Re: default export to mp3 not aiff

Permanent link to this post Posted by labud » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:52 pm

What are you doing that requires exporting 2500 files?

My Band has recorded music over the years and I want to edit and put on CD's for friends.
As well as just clean up these files.

I am only suggesting to revert to an older version until this problem and my editing are done.

Perhaps 2.1.0?

Please where would I get a copy of version 2.1.0? I have visited the sourceforge site but don't see it there.

If it takes 5 seconds to type the file name "abcdefg", then it does not take 25 seconds to type "abcdefg.wav".

Each song is taking from 30 seconds to one minute, partially because I am creating ID3 tags, cutting dead space and giving credits, as well as having to copy/paste the extension correction. So you can see, with that number of files, I want to cut down the time where I can.

Also, and I don't know if this has been noted as a bug yet, but sometimes when I try to import a song [File>Import>Audio and the import selection window opens I cannot find the file I am looking for. I can see it in my file manager[Dolphin], but not in the Import selection window. My only means of getting the file into audacity is to drag & drop.
And at times the file names I see in the import selection window do not look the same as in the file manager[Dolphin], sometimes they are mis-spelled or add extra letters where they are not in the file manager.
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Re: default export to mp3 not aiff

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:21 pm

labud wrote:
Perhaps 2.1.0?

Please where would I get a copy of version 2.1.0? I have visited the sourceforge site but don't see it there.

Sourceforge only holds source code for Linux and does not have later than 2.1.0.

2.1.1 is the last version that does not have this issue.

https://github.com/audacity/audacity/releases has source code for 2.1.0 and 2.1.1. You can compile that source code yourself if you wish.

You "can" get 2.1.0 here http://packman.links2linux.org/package/286 but being a package, it might not install or work correctly in Leap.


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Re: default export to mp3 not aiff

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:33 pm

labud wrote:Also, and I don't know if this has been noted as a bug yet, but sometimes when I try to import a song [File>Import>Audio and the import selection window opens I cannot find the file I am looking for. I can see it in my file manager[Dolphin], but not in the Import selection window. My only means of getting the file into audacity is to drag & drop.
And at times the file names I see in the import selection window do not look the same as in the file manager[Dolphin], sometimes they are mis-spelled or add extra letters where they are not in the file manager.

It isn't known about. And I don't see it here: https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=audacity.

Do the files that are missing or mis-spelt always contain accented characters or symbols?

You may find 2.1.0 or 2.1.1 do not have this problem. Can you start a new topic if you want to discuss in detail?


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Re: default export to mp3 not aiff

Permanent link to this post Posted by labud » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:46 pm

@Gale - new topic started re: 2 part issue with File>Import>Audio [will need approval before it posts.]

Yes it might be better to compile . I have not done that often but I will try to compile.
Thank You for the links.
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