Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (32-bit)
Audacity v. 2.0.6
Came back to Audacity today after six months or so of not using it on this computer and found that each time I try to edit a file, I can playback the sound fine but the editing controls lock up and are displayed all in gray on the menus. Sometimes I can perform a few editing tasks before the menus gray out, and other times they gray out immediately after the file opens. I uninstalled my previous version and installed 2.0.6, but the same problem keeps happening with both. I also tried downloading the LAME encoder and FFmpeg libraries (also for v. 2.0.6) but didn’t notice a change.
Files more than 20 minutes long will also open very slowly, and the sound wave takes a while to appear in the project editing screen, sometimes accompanied by the “Not Responding” message from Windows before the file successfully opens.
Any help is much appreciated!
2:59:34 PM: Audacity 2.0.6 2:59:34 PM: Trying to load FFmpeg libraries... 2:59:34 PM: Trying to load FFmpeg libraries from default path, 'C:Program FilesFFmpeg for Audacityavformat-55.dll'. 2:59:34 PM: Looking up PATH environment variable... 2:59:34 PM: PATH = 'C:Windowssystem32;C:Windows;C:WindowsSystem32Wbem;C:PROGRA~1COMMON~1ULEADS~1MPEG;C:WindowsSystem32WindowsPowerShellv1.0;C:Program FilesQuickTimeQTSystem' 2:59:34 PM: Checking that 'C:Program FilesFFmpeg for Audacity' is in PATH... 2:59:34 PM: Warning: FFmpeg directory 'C:Program FilesFFmpeg for Audacity' is not in PATH. 2:59:34 PM: Temporarily appending ';C:Program FilesFFmpeg for Audacity' to PATH... 2:59:34 PM: Checking for monolithic avformat from 'C:Program FilesFFmpeg for Audacityavformat-55.dll'. 2:59:34 PM: Error: Couldn't find symbol 'avutil_version' in a dynamic library (error 127: the specified procedure could not be found.) 2:59:34 PM: Error: Couldn't find symbol 'avcodec_version' in a dynamic library (error 127: the specified procedure could not be found.) 2:59:34 PM: avformat not monolithic 2:59:34 PM: Loading avutil from 'avutil-52.dll'. 2:59:34 PM: Loading avcodec from 'avcodec-55.dll'. 2:59:34 PM: Loading avformat from 'C:Program FilesFFmpeg for Audacityavformat-55.dll'. 2:59:34 PM: Returning PATH to previous setting... 2:59:34 PM: Actual avutil path C:Program FilesFFmpeg for Audacityavutil-52.dll 2:59:34 PM: Actual avcodec path C:Program FilesFFmpeg for Audacityavcodec-55.dll 2:59:34 PM: Actual avformat path C:Program FilesFFmpeg for Audacityavformat-55.dll 2:59:34 PM: Importing symbols... 2:59:34 PM: All symbols loaded successfully. Initializing the library. 2:59:34 PM: Retrieving FFmpeg library version numbers: 2:59:34 PM: AVCodec version 0x373466 - 55.52.102 (built against 0x373466 - 55.52.102) 2:59:34 PM: AVFormat version 0x372164 - 55.33.100 (built against 0x372164 - 55.33.100) 2:59:34 PM: AVUtil version 0x344264 - 52.66.100 (built against 0x344264 - 52.66.100) 2:59:34 PM: FFmpeg libraries loaded successfully. 2:59:39 PM: File name is C:UsersAfternoon MenPodcast Editing2013.11.1 Jason and MartyJason Hertz.MP3 2:59:39 PM: Mime type is * 2:59:39 PM: Opening with libsndfile 2:59:39 PM: Opening with libmad 2:59:39 PM: Open(C:UsersAfternoon MenPodcast Editing2013.11.1 Jason and MartyJason Hertz.MP3) succeeded