OS: Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
I had a question regarding Audacity’s Sample Data Import feature.
When exporting the sample data for a stereo audio file:
…using Audacity’s Sample Data Export (Analyze → Sample Data Export…), with the following settings:
…results in a text file in the following format:
Importing the same text file back into Audacity using Sample Data Import (Generate → Sample Data Import…):
…results in the following error:
Question: Can I assume that the error is due to a bug on Audacity’s part (as it was Audacity that originally generated the sample data and generated a db value of [-inf])?
Note: I tried importing the text file with the Invalid data handling: drop-down set to Read as zero, but doing so resulted in the following corrupt waveform:
I also tried importing the same file via File → Import → Raw Data…
…but doing so resulted in the following corrupt audio signal:
Note: I tried all Byte order values, but none worked.
Lastly, I searched the Audacity manual:
…and forum and was only able to find the following relevant forum post:
…but didn’t find anything that worked for me (I even tried including a ; after each and every line of my Audacity sample export data - pertaining to the header), but still nothing worked.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.