I have been recording upto 10 hour long wavs without any issues using a USB microphone for 2 weeks now. Today I found when saving a 4 hour recording that it had stopped recording at 8:xx mins. Kindly note :
the record button was depressed
program had not frozen, I was able to save the tiny 8 min recording
the stop button was not depressed
So basically the red vertical recording line just decided to stop on its own…and it happened a second time at 17:xx mins and and a third time at 15:xx mins. I read somewhere that disabling play-through can help.
I have been recording upto 10 hour long wavs without any issues using a USB microphone for 2 weeks now.
That’s impressive. I can’t perform for ten hours…
it happened a second time at 17:xx mins and and a third time at 15:xx mins.
How full is your hard drive? It’s a common problem on the video forums when somebody posts “For some reason it just stopped working. I didn’t change anything.”
Your computer filled up.
I’m surprised you didn’t run into the WAV problem. WAV (Microsoft) has small filesize limits: 2GB in some cases 4GB in others. Sometimes the system will let you Export (save) a WAV and not tell you that you’re only getting a fraction of the show. I believe FLAC format has little or no sound damage and has no 4GB size limit.
Audacity is not a published surveillance recorder. For one significant thing, there is no provision to “Loop/Erase,” automatically erase the beginning as you add to the end.
Nasty things can happen when you get into multi-hour recordings.
Thanks Koz I’m using it for recording my surroundings here for academic research.
Didn’t run into 4GB limits but no problems with over 2GB so far. I’ll give FLAC a try.
Computer is pretty empty. No RAM problems either.
Like I mentioned I have been using it for 2 weeks without any issues everyday. This issue cropped up today. Record button pressed and stop button unpressed. Here is a video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lFEmiQVxpE
It failed a 4th time, so it looks like this now:
-8:xx mins FAIL
-15:xx mins FAIL
-17:xx mins FAIL
-1h:48:xx mins WORKS
-4:xx mins FAIL
So unless it is divine intervention I cannot really explain what is going on here…it is totally random…Anyone have any clue?