I’m in the process of transitioning from Audition to Audacity and I’m experiencing some technical issues in regards to importing audio files initially created on my smart phone into Audacity. I use a PC and my operating system is Window 8.
Here’s my issue:
I record from my smartphone and then convert the files to .mp3 by right-clicking and renaming them with the .mp3 extension. I’ve had no problem playing and working with them in Audition, but they do not play in Audacity. What happens-- I click play and hear a loud-pitched “squeak” for a split second. However, when I import a file into Audacity that was created in Pamela for Skype, which is an mp3, it plays in Audacity with no problem.
I tried a few different ways of importing the files – as a raw file, and also dropping and dragging, but the same problem occurs. I also tried to install the FFmpeg library, but when I installed the library, Audacity could not locate it even though it is on my system. I’m using the latest version of Audacity and made sure to use the correct FFmpeg exe file. I also downloaded the zip version just to see if there was some sort of hiccup, but I still ended up with the same problem. If anyone has any insights, I would really appreciate your help!
Kara Gott Warner