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by philiptory
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Audacity 2.x Feedback and Reviews
Topic: Usability, Plain English, and a Help Guide Search tool
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Usability, Plain English, and a Help Guide Search tool

Hello, I’ve been having problems recording audio from web sites onto Audacity. It works fully OK on my laptop, so I’m trying to find the problem in my desktop PC settings. Both machines use Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit. Anyway, while digging to see what could be wrong, I noticed a couple of things that I ...
by philiptory
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Compress Dynamics problem: plugin stops working
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Re: Compress Dynamics problem: plugin stops working

Yes, but that ASSUMES that the user knows that Audacity processes MP4 video files! And we don't!
As the saying goes, when you ASS|U|ME something, it makes an ASS of U and an ASS of ME!

Enjoy the tech writing course.
Regards,
Philip
by philiptory
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Compress Dynamics problem: plugin stops working
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Re: Compress Dynamics problem: plugin stops working

Hello Ed. 1: Like you said, "Getting Started > Learn how to: import and play an existing audio file". . . But I want to process an MP4 video file, not an audio file, so I'm not going to read this. 2: "Import and export AC3, M4A/M4R (AAC) and WMA". This doesn't mention MP4, so I'm not going to look f...
by philiptory
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Compress Dynamics problem: plugin stops working
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Re: Compress Dynamics problem: plugin stops working

Good idea, Ed, I'll try and remember that. Fortunately, I have dual monitors! ● Just to apply the "Think User" rule for a moment: Is there some way you can tell your users that they can use Audacity to extract audio tracks from movie files? I wasted so many hours doing it the hard way, and only came...
by philiptory
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Compress Dynamics problem: plugin stops working
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Re: Compress Dynamics problem: plugin stops working

Hi Steve, OK, that may be the way it does it in the background, but to the user (people like me), I now have it on my *.mp4 > right-click > Open with > Audacity. I only want the Audio from it. I have wasted hours over the last week or so in processing MP4s the hard way . . . I just didn't have a clu...
by philiptory
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Compress Dynamics problem: plugin stops working
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Re: Compress Dynamics problem: plugin stops working

WOW! . . . I just discovered that Audacity can process MP4 files directly into MP3! Now that took maybe an hour of hunting round the internet for better apps to do this for me, before I discovered this! AUDACITY DEVELOPERS! -- Is there a way to make this more obvious to users? It's not in the Window...
by philiptory
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Compress Dynamics problem: plugin stops working
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Re: Compress Dynamics problem: plugin stops working

Hello friends, Whoops! It seems that I had a string of defective MP3 files to process. I had downloaded a set of seminar MP4 files from Facebook. Then I wanted to convert them into MP3s ready to process them and listen on my mobile phone. I used a free MP4 conversion application -- but it obviously ...
by philiptory
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Compress Dynamics problem: plugin stops working
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Compress Dynamics problem: plugin stops working

I have a problem with the Compress Dynamics plugin - it has suddenly stopped working. I have successfully used Chris's Compress Dynamics 1.2.6 for over a year, processing seminars, church sermons, and audio books. It is so-o-o good at what it does! But for the last couple of days, I will process 2 o...
by philiptory
Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Audacity 2.x Feedback and Reviews
Topic: Install new version 2.0.1 installed wiped all my shortcuts
Replies: 6
Views: 912

Re: Install new version 2.0.1 installed wiped all my shortcu

Hello Steve, My only offer of help is - I hope - constructive criticism and useful suggestions. I tried the "Maximum effects per group (0 to disable): to 15, but this just adds further mouse movements to get to where I want to select. To make the Effects menu easier to use, can I suggest a simple ti...
by philiptory
Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Audacity 2.x Feedback and Reviews
Topic: Install new version 2.0.1 installed wiped all my shortcuts
Replies: 6
Views: 912

Re: Install new version 2.0.1 installed wiped all my shortcu

Hello Steve, and thanks for replying so promptly. However, all this LADSPA/LV2/Nyquist/VAMP/VST is complete Jargon/Gobbledegook, and doesn't tell me exactly which effects each one switches On or Off. The Help Guide ASSUMES the reader knows what they mean. Great for the professional Sound Engineer, b...