I have an audio track I want to export that is over 16 hours long, but it will only export 3 hours of it. I know it can export longer tracks because I’ve done it before. I tried “export audio” and then selecting the entire track and “export selected audio,” but both had the same results. why is it doing this?
I don’t remember where the cutoff is, but I think 2.0.6 won’t do anything over 13 hours. Depending on the export format you choose, some won’t go over 2GB and some 4GB.
So I would export perfect quality WAV (Microsoft), 16-bit Stereo and do it in 3 hour chunks. That should stay under the WAV 2GB limit (1.91GB by my count). If it was mono, you’d be able to go to 6 hours each swipe.
If you do it in MP3, rather than high quality WAV, I don’t think there is a significant limit, but you have the MP3 compression damage.
Audacity is not good with surveillance, air checks and quality control. Too many chances for error—and Audacity doesn’t have time stamps.
If you upgrade to Audacity 2.1.3, the 13-hour limit goes away.