Audacity 2.0.6 with current LAME and FFMPEG on Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit.
Is it possible to export as 2 track what is input as 1 track? Essentially, just copy the left (or right) track as synchronized right (or left) track so that both speakers of a stereo system provide sound.
I suppose that it may involve copying the original file slightly renamed, inverting one, then doing a merge. I can certainly try that the next time I come across a 1-track recording … but I am hoping for a simpler solution that involves one step, as an “Effect” plug-in.
A 1 track (mono) recording will play through both left and right speakers.
I assume that you have a file that only plays through the left (or right) speaker?
If so, and assuming that your equipment is working correctly, then the file in question must be a 2 channel file with sound in one channel and silence in the other.
It should be very easy to see if this is the case. When opened in Audacity there will be a wiggly waveform in one channel and a flat line in the other, like this (below). Is that what you have?