Specification from Audacity 3.0.0 or so 9 minutes of data to 11.5 GB / Audacity3.0.0くらいからの仕様 9分のデータが11.5GBに

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■Audacity3.0.0 or so, it keeps accumulating garbage data of x2 times capacity just by inserting data or copying and pasting inside, and 1 TB of data can be created in 1 second.

Even with normal editing, 9 minutes of data will become a 11.5 GB project file.
I am wondering if there is a solution to this problem…I’m stumped.

Also, the amount of data does not increase that much around Audacity 2.4.0.
I think the cause is a function that can restore audio data by grabbing both ends of the data. I think I can solve this problem if I can turn off that function.

Can I contact Audacity and ask them about it?

Please help me with these two things.

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■Audacity3.0.0くらいから データ挿入やコピー&ペーストしただけ×2倍の容量のゴミデータを内部に蓄積しつづけて 1秒で1TBのデータが作れてしまいます。

普通に編集しただけでも 9分のデータが11.5GBのプロジェクトファイルになってしまいます。



この2つになります よろしくお願いします。

So if you had the current version of Audacity, we’ll say, 3.3.3 (as 3.4.1 and 3.4.2 have some issues), I would propose the following four (4) steps:

  1. Ctrl+A (Select All)
  2. Ctrl+C (Copy)
  3. Ctrl+N (New)
  4. Ctrl+P (Paste) not pasting “smart clips”

This copies you entire project to a new one, skipping smart clips - which can be a major contributor to bloated projects.

However, you say you are running on 3.0.0, which is before smart clips were introduced. Possibly you have an issue with runaway envelope points. I think I would try to Export the entire project as .WAV files, perhaps one for each track, then reimport into a new project.

In some cases a hybrid approach can produce the best results. Good luck! :grinning:

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Thanks! I’ll do some research on smart clips.
Have a great day!