I’ve been a happy user for nearly 2 years now, upgrading regularly as new versions become available. I have a desktop unit running the latest Win-10 Pro with plenty of RAM and storage. I create audio-only mono tracks for narration.
3 days ago, I went from 3.0.2 to 3.0.3 and things worked fine the first day. Recording, saving, closing. Then opening, editing, saving, closing, opening again, repeat.
The next day (2 days ago), I open the aup3 file, start editing again and each task begins to take longer and longer to complete. I save my work (also taking MUCH longer that before) and properly close both the file and the app.
Yesterday, after more of the same, I began to wonder if my older machine might be the problem even though it is completely up to date where Windows is concerned. So I decided to try using my newer laptop, also running Win-10 Pro with plenty of RAM and storage. I copied my subfolder for my project (under the Documents folder) to a flash drive, then placed the folder on the laptop under Documents, just like the other machine. I then went to “www.audacityteam.org/download/” and acquired “audacity-win-3.0.3-64bit.exe”. This I installed, running it “as Administrator”. Upon starting 3.0.3, I was able to open the aup3 file and edit it at the usual blazing speed to which I have been accustomed. These files, complete recordings but unedited, on average range in size from ~180 GB to ~250 GB. Yesterday went fine.
Today, I open the same file and it starts with the same slow opening, agonizing (not Responding) for minutes on end with each little step.
Needless to say (but I will anyway), this has me highly perplexed and perhaps a bit irked. I suspect, with no evidence or expertise on my part, that maybe Windows and Audacity are not playing well together because MS likes to make “enhancements” without letting 3rd party folks know in advance. Any thoughts or fixes or workarounds would be greatly appreciated.