Corrupt File ("Mismatched tag en línea 627")

OK, I was editing an audacity file (2.0.1 windows), but the lights go off. Now everytime I open it, the tracks are gone, appear a message of “Error: mismatched tag en línea 627” (I use audacity in Spanish). Here a video showing it:

How fix it?

Audacity 2.0.1 is obsolete. You can obtain the current Audacity 2.0.5 here: .

Did you see an "Automatic Crash Recovery dialogue like this?

If so, what happened and what did you do there?

Otherwise please attach the AUP file. Please see here for how to attach files: .


No, it’s rare, I never recive that dialogue. I notive when happen, so I worried.

And the aup is here
audio vos real.aup (126 KB)

If you look at line 626 (the one before the cited line 627) you can see it only contains

<waveblock start="40985862" rms="0.124215"/>

whereas it should include more information such as in the simpleblockfile filename “” above it:

<simpleblockfile filename="" len="262144" min="-1.003376" max="1.019095" rms="0.159829"/>

I’ve attached a partially fixed file by working out the correct length of the block file:

"41191419" from the starting sample of the succeeding block file "" minus the start sample "40985862" of the incorrect line, giving "205557"

then calling that block file “” and giving it the same amplitude as the preceding block file (though that does not matter).

So this is the partially fixed line:

<simpleblockfile filename="" len="205557" min="-1.003376" max="1.019095" rms="0.159829"/>

This file should open, but it will say that “” is missing and it will appear as silence in the waveform. In the error dialogue, choose the option to treat missing audio as silence for this session.

I can’t tell you what the correct name of the file is, or if it actually exists. If you can find it in the “audio vos real_data” folder, then you can rename it to “” (without quotes) , close and reopen the project, then Audacity will see the file and the silence should disappear.

audio vos real.aup (126 KB)

It works, don’t understand anything you say, but it’s work, thank you very much.

OK - it just means you will have a few seconds of silence in the project unless you can find the AU file that should have been referenced in the AUP file at line 626.