I’ve been using Audacity to record my vinyl collection to my Windows PC from an old Technics deck through the line-in port. The recording process works fine, and there are never any glitches in the recorded sound.
However, when I export the recording as an MP3, this is when the trouble starts! The resulting MP3 files often contain sporadic ‘stutters’ - i.e. very short sections of the music (usually no longer than, say, a snare hit) which are duplicated.
None of the surrounding data is lost, so you can acutally re-open the MP3 in Audacity, edit out the repeated section and save it again. However, re-exporting MP3s causes a loss in quality each time; and the exporting process sometimes throws up yet more stutters!
Clearly the problem occurs during encoding - has anyone heard of this before, and what can be done?
Thanks in advance!