Hi my name is Lee and im new to audacity and recording in general.
Small back story. I have moved to a new house and am getting complaints my 2 small dogs are barking non stop when i go to work. I have never had this complaint with them before and they are 8yrs and 5yrs. Not to brush it off i thought i would leave pc recording when i leave the house.
I read some help files when i started but really dont have a clue what i am doing.
I am using windows 10
the avg length of recordings is 9hrs.
I export audio to .wav format
Avg file size is 5.8gb
Hard Drive space 350gb
From the help i read this file size was about right for that length of time, so when the files saved i didnt think twice about it. I have just gone back to listen over the files but when i load them up they are showing play length as avg 2.3hrs.
When i start a recording i open audacity hit record, i say the date to see audacity is picking up input and i leave, when i get home i stop the recording go into “View, Fit into Window” which gives me a clear view of when and how long they bark, then i go to “File”, 'Export Audio" (save type - WAV (microsoft) signed 16 bit PCM) and save to a file specifically for this matter.
If anyone could offer assistance that would be wonderful.
Have i lost the full recording lengths?
should i be exporting/importing differently?
I love using audacity as it shows the wave length so it is very easy to pin point when and how long they bark, it is a great program.
Thanks in advance.