I’m using Audacity 2.0.5 on Windows 8.
I use VLC media player 2.1.5 to stream the on-line versions of various radio broadcasts. I use Audacity to record these streams. For the most part these are one or two hour recordings and when I export to WAV (Microsoft WAV / 16 bit PCM) the exported file is fine - it shows the correct timing and plays the correct audio when played back in VLC.
However, when I try to make a longer recording (up to seven hours) sometimes (not always) the resulting WAV file, although it will be large enough to suggest that it has the whole recording (4-6 gigabytes), when played in VLC, will have a shorter timing (usually about 20 minutes) and I won’t get any audio, or audio for the first few minutes only.
I don’t get any error messages when exporting.
Is there any setting that I am not using correctly that is causing this? Or is it a known problem etc. I haven’t noticed if this always happens with the same on-line radio station, if there is the possibility that it is stream-specific I can double check that.
Although I have gotten Audacity to work mostly correctly, I am not a PC export, if there is any information that I am leaving out please let me know and I will try to provide it.
Thanks in advance.