Hey forum. I’m new, and I need help. Badly.
I’m beginning to have an interest in recording and editing music, and discovered that Audacity could do some things that Garageband cannot, so I downloaded and installed it.
Now, what I am trying to do is remove the guitar track in the song BigCityCreams by NeverShoutNever, so I can cover it with my own guitar.
However, the problem that I am facing is that every time, and I have tried 3 or 4 times, I try to import/open the .mp3 file, Audacity crashes.
And after doing some research, I am aware that a progress bar is supposed to appear as it opens/imports, which does not happen. Instead, the program becomes unresponsive, and the cursor turns into the multi-coloured loading cursor, which usually happens when programs are non-responsive, like I said. After a short time of non-responsiveness, it crashes.
Does anybody know what I may be doing wrong, or what may help my situation?
I had been getting crash after crash this morning trying to open AIFF-C files. Then I downloaded the 2.0.5 Alpha version. In an instant I was able to open 13 files without crashing. I brought the files together into one and exported as an MP3. Seamlessly! Thanks a bunch!
After Audacity 2.0.4 crashes on trying to import a file, I tried the 2.0.5 alpha version : it works well on my iMac 27" with French Mountain Lion.
I join the diagnostic report of 2.0.4 crash.
Thanks for this beautiful software !
Right-click on an MP3 file (about 3 minutes of music). Select “Open with Audacity”. Audacity launches, and then nothing happens.
With Audacity launched, try the same thing – nothing happens.
Using the “File Open” menu, try opening the file. Sometimes it opens, sometimes Audacity freezes.
After opening one file, I tried opening another, to be able to copy and paste – the second file caused a freeze.
Same thing happened after restarting the Mac.
The only way I was able to edit the 2 files was to save one as an .aup file, open and save the second, then both opened OK, but there was some trouble with invalid clusters in one of the files. Still managed to do the edit.
Tried using the alpha 2.0.5 build – still can’t right-click on an MP3 file and open it in Audacity 2.0.5a.
Same right-click behavior observed on my MacBook with both Audacity 2.0.4 and 2.0.5a.
Right-clicking works just fine in 2.0.3.
Thanks for any help!
Audacity 2.0.4 and 2.0.5a
Mac OS X 10.5.8
G4 PPC Dual 800 MHz processors, 1.5MB RAM
Mac OS X 10.7.5
MacBook 2 GHz Intel Core Duo, 4GB RAM
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