AIFF all caps won't export [SOLVED]

When I go to export to iTunes i get an error message stating the recording should end with “aiff” not “AIFF”. It will not export, any suggestions?

Is this a question about Audacity?
What operating system are you using?
Which version of Audacity are you using?
What exactly are you trying to do, and what is happening when you do that?

For future reference, this forum board is only for general feedback and discussion about Audacity. Questions about using Audacity should be posted to the appropriate help section: (Windows, Mac or Linux). I will move this topic when you have provided the necessary information.

Sorry about that, I’m a newbie here.
Not sure which Audacity version. I usa Windows 7.
I am recording a vinyl record using my audio-technic turntable.
After I finish recording, I save the project in Audacity and proceed to export it.
When I click “export” I get an error stating my file end with “AIFF” and not “aiff”.
I went ahead and exported but the exported file is empty.

I just recorded 2 more vinyls, exported and imported to iTunes successfully with the “AIFF” an the end of file.

It seems this is only happening with this one particular vinyl.

Thank you in advance. I love your board, it is such a big help getting my turntable recordings down pat.

Again thanks y’all!

Topic moved to the Windows board.

If you look in the Audacity Help menu > About Audacity, you will see a three-section version number. The current version is 2.0.6. If you have an older version, you can get the latest version from here: Audacity ® | Download for Windows

When you Export from Audacity, select the file type that you require in the Export dialog (Audacity Manual)
When you enter a name for the file, ensure that you do not use punctuation characters in the file name. Letters, numbers, space and uderscore are all “safe” character. Other characters may cause problems.

With the standard preset formats, (such as WAV, AIFF, MP3 and so on), you do not normally need to add a file extension to the name - Audacity will add the appropriate file extension for you. However, if the file name includes a dot (“.”) character, then Audacity will assume that whatever is after the dot is the file extension that you want to use. The simplest way to avoid this problem is, don’t use the dot character in file names, and allow Audacity to add the correct file extension.

Here is a link you may want to read that explains Steve’s answer in more detail (assuming you are using File > Export and not File > Export Multiple…) : Why does Audacity warn about the name or nothing happens when I export or save?


When I saved the recording, I did have a period in the title. Got exported/imported successfully! Thanks for the tips!