Have a really strange thing happening that I’d like to fix, if possible.
Using Audacity 2.0.2-alpha-July 19 2012
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit
16gb DDR3 memory
8.6gb free memory on the data drive where I store my audacity files.
25gb free on O/S drive
3.73gb linux swap drive (YES, I know that’s insanely huge!!)
I used this same version yesterday to make a podcast episode and had no problems. Most recordings I have are approximately 45 minutes in length. I open a WAV file from CD, do my editing and then export them to .mp3 format.
Today I was editing, going along just fine. I got to about 40 minutes in and then Audacity crashed. I reopened the application and was prompted about recovering from a crash; which I did. This is something that happens from time-to-time, so it didn’t alarm me much. It dropped me in about 20 seconds prior to the point I was at when it crash. I started playing the recording. All of a sudden it crashed again. I repeated the steps above with my cursor toward the very end of the project. However, it still crashed at a certain point.
I then exported an mp3 file to see if that would work. It did. What was odd, was that when I opened the .mp3 file using Rythmbox, it told me that the running time was only 18:40. I moved the slider to just before what was being displayed as “the end”. When it got to that point, the counter stopped at 18:40. But, it kept playing. Since I couldn’t slide it any further to the right, I uploaded the file to my website so I could try and listen to it streaming inside Chrome.
My website has a script which displays running time. According to that script, the running time was 41:05. Within Audacity it says the running time is 40:57. When I listened to the streaming file, it basically reached 2-3 seconds short of the end I was expecting. (FWIW: the unedited source .wav loads up at just shy of 45:00. Probably isn’t germaine, but figured I would mention it anyways).
I reopened Audacity and if I start playing any time before about 40:30, it will play just fine. HOWEVER, if I hit Play at a time after 40:35 it immediately crashes. It also, crashes when it reaches that point if I start playing prior to it. I tried saving to a new file. But, that apparently just saved whatever is causing it to crash.
The .aup file is attached below.
I didn’t attach the .wav file since it’s 476mb, and works just fine using alternate methods. However, can if requested.
The online URL for the ripped file is is: http://www.recastweb.com/media/Luke/Luke19_11-27.mp3
Luke19_11-27_AM.aup (199 KB)