I’m working in Windows 8 with Aud 2.1.0. I’ve been recording from vinyl and creating MP3s for several weeks across tens of albums without problem, and suddenly I’ve come to record the next, pressed the record button on Audacity, and the cursor line does not move from zero and flickers. Eventually I get a message about a latency problem, and a couple of solutions which make no sense. I’ve checked the forum, and even completely reinstalled Audacity (making sure it reset all the settings), but I’ve still got the same, inexplicable problem. The only possible cause is that I had my Android smartphone plugged into the computer whilst I tried to start recording?
Ensure that you have the correct recording input selected in the device toolbar.
And if it’s a USB turntable, make sure the USB cable is tight at both ends.
If it’s a while since you rebooted the computer, do a full shutdown. If you are on Windows 8, open a command prompt and type:
shutdown /s /t 0
If you are on Windows 8.1, hold the Windows key, press X then choose “Shutdown” which does a full shutdown.
The only possible cause is that I had my Android smartphone plugged into the computer whilst I tried to start recording?
Does the problem go away when you unplug the phone?
If so, there must be some data transfer (or something) going-on that’s hogging the data bus or the hard drive.
I can eliminate the phone being plugged in, as I tried with that removed, and I also tried rebooting as a first step. But I will check out the other issues and see what happens.
Well I don’t know what worked, but something did (my money is on the USB connection…) and project ‘digitise the 80s vinyl’ is ongoing. Anyone remember 'Til Tuesday…? Thanks all.