Can't Open Export Raw Data / Databends

I’m using Audacity 2.0.5 on OSX 10.8.5. I’m making cursory attempts at databending and have encountered a pretty basic problem, but I haven’t been able to find a solution.

I’ve imported about 20 different images and videos as RAW / U Law, RAW / A Law, or unsigned 8-bit PCM files. Even if I do nothing and just export the file using the same headerless settings with which it was imported, the new files can’t be opened. It makes no difference if it’s a tif, tiff, jpg, mov or flv file.

Is there some kind of setting in Audacity that could be preventing these files from opening?


Audacity is an audio editor. Import Raw Data only handles uncompressed audio data. If you import an image as audio noise, it will export as audio noise.

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