Can't Play WAV exported file from Auadaciy

I have Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, Audacity Version 2.0.2 installed from EXE Installer.

I recorded a whole Cassette Tape, installed labels for each track, used Multiple Export and chose Wav as the file type, the export seemed to run successfully. I play my recorded data in Audacity, but when I double click a song, Windows Media Player gives me an Error Message “C00D11B1”, if I move the songs to ITunes, it lists the songs and say “unavailable” next to each song. Don’t know what to do from here, please help. Still have Audacity Project File so I can download again.

Check the “Project Rate” in the lower corner of the main Audacity window and set that to 44100 before you export.

Already checked that and it is set at 44100 prior to export.,

Right click on one of the exported WAV files and select “Properties”. What does that tell you about the file?

The Project Rate was set at 44100 before I exported the project.

It tells me it is a Wav File and should be opened by Windows Media Player. Windows Media Player works ok with all other Wav Files, just not the ones from Audacity. Could it have something to do with the Metadata, e.g. Song Labels I placed between the songs?

That shouldn’t be a problem. WMP should just ignore metadata in WAV files.
Could you make a short test file in Audacity, just 4 or 5 seconds, and see if WMP will open that, If it doesn’t please post it here so we can take a look.

Tried a short test and it played ok. I am attaching one song from my original problem to see if you can tell me what to do, I don’t want to start all over with recording 23 songs.

The problem is that there is no audio.
That WAV file consists only of the file header (106 bytes) but there is no actual audio.

Does the Audacity Project still play OK?


Good :slight_smile:

You will need to export the WAV files again, but I’m wondering what went wrong the first time.
Check that you have sufficient disk space in the location that you are writing to.
Don’t export to an external drive.
Check the instructions here for splitting a track using Export Multiple:
Have another go at the export and feel free to ask if there is anything that you are unsure of.

Deleted old exported songs and did export multiple following each step after songs are labeled, got same result as before, songs which will not play.

What happens if you use “File > Export” and export it as one WAV file? Does that play?

Found the problem, the Mute Button was down, released the Mute Button and did and Multiple Export and it worked fine. Discovered Mute Button when I tried to do aan export as one WAV file, it gave me an error message saying the audio was muted, the same error message should come up on Multiple Export.

Thank You for your patience and time to solving my problem.

Regards, Ed :laughing:

Yes I agree. The issue is already noted as a bug and is in the “Release Notes” that are included with Audacity (one of the bits that no-one reads during the installation :wink:)

Export Multiple can export invalid files (despite reporting that export was successful) if the track is muted or empty (it is intentional that muted tracks are not exported).