I have been using Audacity to rip music from vinyl for a few years now.
Recently it’s been crashing partway through the rip.
It’s the latest version of Audacity, the latest version of OS X, I have plenty (8GB) RAM and disk space (~100GB).
I’ve restarted, reinstalled Audacity, and reinstalled the Mac recently, but the crashing still happens.
There’s no real warning - just the “Audacity has unexpectedly crashed; do you want to reopen” dialogue.
Any suggestions as to how I could solve this (or gather more diagnostics) would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance
Presumably you mean that you are
recording vinyl? If so, what is the make and model number of the turntable and exactly how is it connected to the Mac?
2.1.0 is not the latest version of Audacity. I recommend you trash that version and install 2.1.1 from us:
the latest version of OS X, I have plenty (8GB) RAM and disk space (~100GB). I’ve restarted, reinstalled Audacity, and reinstalled the Mac recently, but the crashing still happens.
Reinstalling Audacity does not change its settings. To make sure it has factory fresh settings, quit Audacity, then open Finder, choose Go > Go to Folder and type:
In that “audacity” folder, delete the “audacity.cfg” file.
There should be Audacity crash reports at /Applications/Utilities/Console.app.
If the crashes persist in 2.1.1, please tell us about your turntable and connections and attach the latest crash report. Please see here for how to attach files:
Hi Gale, and first off - thanks for your help; Audacity is now running completely smoothly for me, so mission accomplished!
I deleted Audacity 2.1.0 (the latest version on Source Forge (
http://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/) & its settings, downloaded the latest (2.1.1) version from audacity team.org, and all works without problem
Thanks, Bruce. Yes I guessed that was the problem. SourceForge stopped hosting the Audacity web site without warning a while ago and also limited our ability to edit or add to the files we have there.
And their own site is down yet again as I write.