I’m a new user and recently had a problem importing an audio file. It uploads to the program fine (unusually quickly) but when I play it back, the sound is distorted and not the full length (should be about 1.5 mins), but rather .30 seconds. Any suggestions on what is going on, and/or how to fix the problem. I’m trying to edit the length of the original file for my website. Thanks.
You are almost certainly trying to import a file type that Audacity does not support . Audacity Supports WAV, MP3, OGG and FLAC in 1.3.
If this is the case you have two basic options:
find and use some converter software to convert your file to a type that Audacity supports
play the file in any music software that supports that particular file format and record it in Audacity.
Thank you WC, you were right. Your suggestion helped perfectly.