4.04gb file only 4 minutes long.


I’ successfully created an audacity file stitching together 8 different pieces of audio to make one, long audiobook.

When I go to export the whole thing, it’s a massive file, taking ~15 mins to export, at a size of 4.04gb. However, when I play it through Windows media player, it’s only a 4 minute clip. I’m not great with computers so any help would be much appreciated. I’ve attached some screenshots.

Thank you.
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The maximum size for a WAV file is 4GB (See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAV#Limitations). Attempting to create a WAV file bigger than this results in a corrupt file.

If you still have the Audacity project (I hope you have), then you can export it in some other format, such as FLAC, OGG, MP3 or RF64.
(RF64 is a similar format to WAV with support for extremely large files - This option is available by selecting “Other uncompressed files” as the file type. http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/other_uncompressed_files_export_options.html)

Thank you Steve!