Hi! I’m using 2.2.2, and I have a weird esoteric issue maybe.
I want to export a file as .data, because I want to open it in an image editor, GIMP, right after (You can do weird things to images in audacity, and I do a lot of it.) and because the .raw extension, despite the file having the same file contents, means GIMP tries to interpret it as a different .raw that is not actually raw data but some photography format.
In shorter terms, I want to save as .data without the file turning into .data.raw immediately after. I can’t get audacity to recognise that .data is a file extension, or that I don’t want it to add .raw. Is there a way around this?
(For the record, I still want it to be like, U-Law, unencoded, etc. The only thing I want to change is the file extension; changing it in a file browser works, but requires many extra clicks and I edit a lot of these at once.)
I have windows set to show all extensions, but I think it’s audacity. Weirdly, I just found out that if I try to overwrite an existing .data file, it doesn’t add the .raw to the end. So I think audacity doesn’t recognise .data as a suffix (maybe because it’s four letters instead of three) and adds the raw as a part of saving it. I suppose for any other filetype it would make sense
I know it was a fairly common error that someone would put a dot in the middle of a filename not knowing what it would do. What it did was create a file with the extension “.256 my birthday party.” So I’m not shocked that Audacity checks your work now.