So, I’ve been using Audacity to edit my podcast, and it was running fine. Then my computer asploded, and after rebuilding it, reinstalling windows, and installing Audacity, now I’m getting problems.
The first problem I encountered was in trying to run Noise Removal on one of the 3 raw recording tracks. I got the noise profile, started the noise removal process, and after about 3 seconds, I get an error saying “unhandled exception”. It’s an Audacity error box, not a Windows error box, BTW, but I don’t have the exact text handy. I’ll try to reproduce it and edit this post with the exact text sometime this week, but I don’t think there was an error code in the dialog box, just a vague description and “abort”, “retry”, and “ignore” buttons.
I managed to work around that by doing noise removal in chunks that would each take no more than about 2 seconds to process (length determined by trial-and-error), got that exported as a new file (to be run through CN Levelator), removed it from the project, and tried to import the next raw recording.
Here’s where the second problem cropped up. It starts to import the file, but freezes about 1/5 of the way through. No errors, no hard crash, the progress bar just stops progressing, and clicking the “abort” or “cancel” buttons just makes them go grayed-out. I have to pull up Task Manager and kill the Audacity process.
Windows 7 64-bit
3.6GHz quad-core AMD Phenom II 975 Black Edition
16GB DDR3 RAM @ 1600MHz
Audacity is installed on and storing temp files on a 128GB Crucial SSD.