I am a podcaster and recently recorded a podcast with two friends on my laptop, on version 2.3.0. I first noticed I was having trouble two days ago in the editing bay when I attempted to boost some background music audio with the equalizer. The status bar showed that it started the process, but froze about 20% in and stopped responding, thereby closing the effect loader. I kept trying to do this in smaller increments to no real avail.
Having given in that some background music audio will just have to be a little quieter than the rest, I decided to save my progress and export a first draft mp3. It started to, and then gave up approximately 10% the way in. At this point I was beyond frustrated and thought perhaps I should update to the most current version, which I did. I then attempted another export, which made it to 10% completion and then failed. I went at this for another 5 or 6 attempts before I sought assistance on this forum.
I am working on version 2.3.2, I am running on Windows 10, 64-bit. I have plenty of space on my laptop and see no earthly reason why this is the project that Audacity just refuses to run, seeing how I recorded another podcast backup just last Thursday (on the older version) with zero issue. I even sought similar threads and attempted to mix down the tracks to the same rate and the same failure kept occurring, 3 times in 30 seconds.
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