I’m making progress using the REPAIR feature–I think; however, I do have a problem. After using the REPAIR feature to fix a patch of the file, I want to play the piece to see what has been accomplished. That’s when the problem arises. The PLAY button doesn’t work. There must be something I should be doing to be able to play my file after repairing it. What is that?

The way that I check a repair is to use the “Quick Play” feature of the Timeline. Note that a lot of sound cards won’t play very short selections, and even if they did, anything less that a second or two is too short to hear clearly if the repair is good. See:

Thanks for that. I’ve added the article to my collection of printings I’ve made today about Audacity. I’ve been printing, viewing YouTube, and having discussions–slow ones–with some of the YouTube sites. However, enough is enough. It’s now 6:05 PM, and I’m quitting for today. Maybe tomorrow…

viewing YouTube, and having discussions–slow ones–with some of the YouTube sites.

You may find the best info from the Audacity on-line manual and posting a specific problem or question here on the forum. There are no official, certified instructional videos or third party documents. Many existing ones have errors, are misleading or apply to an old version of Audacity. You might insist, next time you view a training video, to know which Audacity version was used.

Making a training video is fun, but going back and correcting errors or updating the version isn’t.

One good quality video in particular described how to apply simple Audacity processing to adjust a voice performance and make it more attractive and professional. Someone posted on the forum they tried it and it didn’t work very well. Turns out the process does work on a quiet, clear, studio recording. It doesn’t work on many home recordings.

At the end of the day, the video was a commercial for the producer’s services.

Be careful out there.