solved problem Audacity freezes during export to MP3 Japanese Windows


Japanese Windows 10 Home, version 21H1, OS build 19043.1645, 64 bit, 16gb memory

Audacity 3.1.3

The problem of freezing has to do with incompatibility issues between Audacity and latest Japanese Windows Input Method Editor.

Solution: in Japanese Windows setting, go to language and select “use previous version of Windows Japanese Input Method Editor”.

Hope this helps to other users of Audacity on Japanese Windows.

An alternative solution given on Audacity’s issue tracker:

This problem can be solved by turning on the compatibility option of the IME on Windows 10.