Play too fast?

I recently downloaded Audacity to use for editing music for dance performance. When I open a new file and hit play, it plays either a very small section of the song or a it plays the whole song very quickly. The song I’m using is a 4 minute sone, and the playback on audacity is less than 2 seconds.

I assume that this is a setting or file formatting issue, but I can’t seem to find anything about how to correct it. In the tutorials I watched, after importing the file, you just click on play. Any advice would be welcomed. Thanks~

It’s most likely a file format issue.
I’m guessing that you have Audacity 1.2.6?
Audacity 1.2.6 only supports a few file types, and compressed files that are not of a supported type will play incorrectly (as if they are playing super fast).

Audacity 1.3.13 supports menu more file types with the aid of FFmpeg.
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FFmpeg: http://manual.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=FAQ:Installation_and_Plug-Ins#installffmpeg