I’m using an older Dell 4700 running XP with motherboard SoundMax Digital audio.
And a Sony tape deck that you would use in a stereo system with a Y cord to the computer’s line in (blue).
I installed Audacity and Lame. At first it worked fine. It recorded a clip. As it recorded, I saw the peak meters showing the sound level. And, in the horizontal bars, the changing profile of the music, all in blue.
Then I looked at the sound quality settings, and made a few adjustments. But after that, it would not record.
It went through the motions of recording. However, the peak meters do not move. And there is nothing in the horizontal bars, no sound profile. When I save
I uninstalled Audacity, and cleaned the registry with CCleaner and reinstalled.
But I still get the same symptoms.
What is the secret to get Audacity to work correctly, again? Is there some adjustment or setting I need to check?
You can use a compressed archive file such as ZIP. You tell zip which files or folders you want incorporated and it will make them all one big zip file suitable for shipping or uploading.
PKZip for Windows?? I’m not a Windows elf.
However, unless you made changes, the MP3 file is a poor quality copy of the WAV. Once you have a very high quality WAV, you can create any of the lesser quality types or sound files any time you want.
Import both files into Audacity. They will appear one above the other.
Zoom out so that there is some space (you can do that using the “magnifier” tool with a “-” in it, or see here for other ways to zoom)
Then slide one track to the right using the Time Shift tool.
From the file menu, select “Export Audio” and export the project to a new file (more about exporting: Audacity Manual)