I am a noob user with Audacity 2.0.2 (downloaded) running on Windows 7 Professional 64 SP1 Build 7601. I am only concerned with the simple function of converting ancient vinyl to digital. Sound source is a USB turntable (The Sharper Image) which had Audacity bundled with it.
After the usual struggle with the learning curve and setting it up, I started recording old audiobooks from vinyl and managed to record and export 9 LP’s successfully. On the tenth, with no changes in settings (if it ain’t broke, I don’t fix it!) the recording was displayed as an oscillating vertical line at the zero point and subsequently a message that “Latency Correction has caused the recorded audio to be hidden before zero. Audacity has brought it back to start at zero. You may have to use the Time Shift Tool (<----> or F5) to drag the track to the right place.”
(Hours of checking manuals and forums provided the information that this was sop rare that it really was not likely to happen. Very helpful.)
Another hour of using the Time Shift Tool and F5 and clicking anything that looked like it might be draggable produced no effect whatsoever.
Resetting preferences while reinstalling made no difference either.
Can anyone possibly solve this in words of one syllable before I abandon Audacity forever in sheer frustration. There MUST be a simple fix available.