I am running windows 10. Out of the blue audacity starts randomly playing a high pitched few second scratchy sound instead of the hip hop beat i import into audacity. I didnt change any settings on it and it randomly is doing this with all mp3 files after importing. Whats weird is i unplug my microphone since my headphones are plugged into the microphone and an error dialogue box pops up when Im playing the beat through the desktop speakers saying something like the sample rate needs to be changed. I tried updating to current audacity and restarting everything and still getting this error. Audio playback works in other recording software just not audacity anymore out of the blue. I was using audacity perfectly fine yesterday. What are step by step instructions to fix this issue. Im still relatively new to audacity but I have working knowledge of the features. Im going to install windows 11 too later on today after I figure out this issue. I’m stumped and I need to record music. Please help.
I figured a little bit of it out. It has to do with the youtube to mp3 website I was using. The file that I was converting was messed up only in audacity. I downloaded the free hip hop instrumental directly from the producers website and uploaded that file to audacity and playback worked. If you get what im saying. When I’ve used that converting program a few days ago it was working perfectly, but I think theres a glitch in the converting process on that website currently.
but I think theres a glitch in the converting process on that website currently.
Somebody else had a [u]similar problem[/u] but with different symptoms.
Audacity’s MP3 decoder is more “picky” than most audio players.
I downloaded the free hip hop instrumental directly from the producers website
That’s a good idea…
MP3 is lossy compression and YouTube uses a different format (also usually a lossy format). So depending on what format the person originally uploads it MAY have already gone-through two generations of lossy compression by the time you watch the YouTube video.
If the 3rd-party website converts to MP3, that’s another generation of lossy compression. Then if you re-save as MP3 after editing that’s another generation of lossy compression…