Hey! So i recorded about a 45 minute podcast last night and exported to WAV as I usually do. When i went to open the file today there is only 10 minutes of it saved!!! Is there any way at all to get that audio back? I tried directories but that has never worked for me. The folder is always empty
You’re probably doomed!
WAV is usually foolproof… Are you sure there was 45 minutes of audio before you exported? I guess you didn’t save the Audacity project? (Usually the WAV is “safer” than the project, but not safer than both…)
Is the file size correct for a 10-minute file or a 45-minute file? If the WAV is the “wrong size” it may be corrupt but salvageable, but I’m betting there is only 10 minutes of saved audio. (There are 8-bits in a byte, so File size in bytes = Sample Rate x (bit-depth/8) x number of Channels x Playing Time in Seconds.) For example, a 10-minute “CD Quality” WAV file is 44,100Hz x (16/8 bytes) x 2 Channels x 600 Seconds = 106MB.
Definitely doomed LOL… as far as i know there was the 45 mins. me and my co-host both recorded (separately as we do it over skype.) hers was fine of course Sometimes this podcast shit is too stressful hahaha.
thanks for the advice