File Won't Play, or Open

Hey everyone,

Quick question. I’m a youth pastor in Louisiana and last night a student recorded my sermon on Audacity. Normally, we never have a problem but this student ‘did something’ to where the file is not Mp3. The file will not play, nor open. However, if I open it with Windows Media Player it does play. I tried to burn in on a CD and re-burn into my computer and that did not work.

Any suggestions of how I can get this file to convert to Mp3?


Audacity would not open up its own file?

You can tell Windows to stop hiding file extensions and that should tell us what happened.

– Hidden File Extensions
– Start > My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View > [ ] Hide Extensions for Known File Types (deselect)
– Apply (to this folder) or Apply to All Folders
– OK

Your ThursdaySermon should now look something like ThursdaySermon.wav or ThursdaySermon.mp3. What are those extra three letters?
Microsoft determined that the file extension (.wav) is confusing and they cover it up. That’s fine until something bad happens and you have to fix it.