Audacity 2.1.2, installed from the .exe installer on Windows 10 Pro x64.
Tested with both lame_enc.dll version 3.99.3 and 3.99.5.
I’ve been using Audacity for several years now to Export Multiple MP3 files, with the files split based on labels, and with names and metadata based on the label track. Under Windows 7 and 8.1 it worked like a charm. Under Windows 10, not so much.
My previous Windows 10 computer was upgraded from Windows 8.1. Then I wiped the disk and installed Windows 10 from scratch. This current Windows 10 computer is a new purchase, not an upgrade or a reinstall. The same behaviour is observed every time. (And I’ve finally got around to asking the question.)
The “Exporting entire file at ” dialog appears as normal, with a countdown also as normal, but then things go a bit awry. The countdown reaches 0, but the export does not continue to the next file. Instead, the export continues to append silence to the end of the MP3 file.
Visually, there is no indication that anything is happening; it gives every appearance of having hung. However, unlike a genuine hang, the “Stop” and “Cancel” buttons do respond.
If I click on “Stop” then the export continues to the next file, but the same symptom recurs: when the countdown reaches 0 the export continues to append silence to the exported file.
The amount of silence which is appended each time depends on how quickly I click on “Stop” when the countdown reaches 0.
Any idea why this behaviour might occur, and how I might stop it? It always used to work as intended, before I started using Windows 10. I don’t particularly want to go back to Windows 8.1 (and Microsoft stopped mainstream support for Windows 7 two years ago), so it’d be nice if I could get it working under the current operating system.