Changing Sample Rate of an Existing Audio File


New user here and struggling to figure something out. I have an mp3 recording that I want to import, convert to 44100Hz, 16-bit and export as a WAV. However, the file is opening at 48000Hz and I can’t find where to change it (I have Audacity at 44100 by default in preferences). Most online searches instruct to alter it in the Project Rate window in the bottom left, but I don’t seem to have that. Also, there doesn’t seem to be a way of converting it at export. Could anyone point me in the right direction, please?

n.b.I’m on an iMac and have the latest version of Audacity and IOS.


It’s been moved - Go to Audio Settings and change the Project Rate to what you want.

BTW - MediaInfoOnline is a handy way to check the file format & details. (Or there is a version you can download and run locally.)

Fantastic—thanks for such a speedy reply, and the tip!

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