Use Windows 7 home premium 64-bit, Audacity 2.0.3. Danish text version.
I am recording old 90 minutes cassette tapes with Audacity, and it works fine. Thanks!
However, when I record one side of a cassette tape of about 45-47 minutes, then the first part of the recording - about 10-15-20 minutes - is gone, when the recording is finished. It starts fine, but it seems as if the first part is somehow skipped, when the recording nears the end.
I have done the recording without and with timing, and the problem still persists. I have stopped the screen from going into slumber or hibernation mode, but that didn’t remove the problem.
It seems like something is interrupting the recording, but I can’t figure out what.
What do you suggest?
I hope you can help.
I have searched, but didn’t find any answer on this forum. However, I am new to such forums, and no computer expert!
Looking to read your comments.
Thank you very much, Gale, for your extensive help.
I stopped System Mechanic Pro from “automatically clean up system clutter”, which includes Temp-files. That helped. So it seems to be that programs which took away the start of the recording, when Audacity’s Temp file was emptied during the recording.
So wouldn’t the right thing then be to disable this feature in System Mechanic before to make long recordings?
And then enable it afterwards?
There was plenty of room for the Temp file, about 380 GB.
I shall keep your other suggestions for solutions, in case I shall run into other similar problems.
PS I didn’t like your suggestion: “If you are short of space, open Explorer, right-click over the drive you are using, choose “Properties” and press “Disk Cleanup”” For isn’t it a dangerous/risky thing for a non-expert computer use to do that?
Once again, thanks a lot. It is really nice to have this Forum available.
I enjoy using Audacity.
Have a nice weekend.
“If you are short of space, open Explorer, right-click over the drive you are using, choose “Properties” and press “Disk Cleanup”” For isn’t it a dangerous/risky thing for a non-expert computer use to do that?
If the computer seems to be working properly except for some very specific complaints like those from Audacity, it’s probably OK. This is a new command. When I do it, I usually restrict myself to Check for errors (but don’t fix anything) and defragment. Earlier Windows would complain about icons on the desktop that no longer work with programs and those can obviously be cleaned up.
Microsoft gets such constant grief over it’s desktop management that I guess they started to pay attention to what the Registry was doing.
If your computer is right on the edge of not having enough Moxie to do live audio, then orphan icons on the desktop could slow things down. The computer has to actively manage all visible icons and programs, so the less the better.
There was one user at work that would never close anything. He would periodically complain about the machine and I would close about a thousand utilities, applications and documents and restart. Everything would be sweetness and light until the next time.
Look at Edit > Preferences: Directories in Audacity. Where have you put the Audacity temporary directory? Unless you have put it in a Windows system temporary folder I would be asking for your money back from “System Mechanic Pro”. It should not be cleaning up any files outside recognised Windows temporary folders unless they have .TMP or .TEMP extension.
I don’t think so. It’s a lot safer than the tune up utility you refer to above.