Howdy and thank yall - loving the update!
Long time audacity user - one of my absolute favorite features is the ‘Change Speed’ effect ‘New length’ setting. I produce shows for radio a lot, and it is so handy for me to take file that is very close to my desired length, and use the ‘change speed → new length’ effect to set it to EXACTLY the length I want.
That appears to be slightly off in the most recent audacity.
Whatever length I enter in the ‘New Length’ field, I get a different result in the audio output.
Audacity version: 3.2.0
Downloaded from: I let audacity update itself via the in-program dialog
OS: macOS Monterey 12.5.1 (21G83)
What I am trying to do: Change the length of a file to a different precise sample length
What is preventing me: When I enter in a new length (hh:mm:ss:samples), the result output is not what I entered
Steps to reproduce:
- Open audacity
- Click generate menu → generate chirp
- Set duration to 2 minutes exactly (00h 02m 00s + 00000 samples)
- Click ‘generate’ button
- Double-click audio region to ensure length is 00h 02m 00s + 00000 samples (might need to change your display settings to see samples)
- Click Effect->Change Speed
- Set new duration to 00h 03m 00s + 00000 samples (might need to change your display settings to see samples)
- Click ‘Apply’ button
- Double-click audio region to see length
- note that length is 00h 02m 59s + 44060 samples, not 00h 03m 00s + 00000 samples
I know its not a huge error, but it seems to be more drastic the longer the file is (ie. a 2-second file changed to 3-seconds results in a region that it is actually 00h 00m 02s + 44099 samples long… just 1 sample off), so this indicates something is just not right somewhere in the chain like a rounding error that gets redone a bunch.
Thank yall so much for taking a look at this!