Having happily used v. 1.2.6 for years, I was thrilled to see that finally a new (non-beta) version (2.0) was released.
Regretfully, since I upgraded (via Installer, in-place in the Folder that had v. 1.2.6 in it), I am encountering various issues with this new version (incidentally, all issues are still valid for the freshly released v. 2.01), namely:
The whole start process of the application takes for ever (used to be nice & quick);
For most part of the starting process of Audacity, the computer’s other activities (including mouse movement) are practically FROZEN! (they recover functionality after Audacity actually starts)
At times, an error message appears, stating that library libfftw3f-3.dll could not be found (OK-ing the message enables Audacity to continue loading).
That library resides however in the AudacityPlug-Ins folder!
(for whatever that is worth: I placed a copy of the DLL in the Audacity folder, and the message stopped appearing)
Almost each time Audacity starts, it also performs a lengthy VST scanning, despite the “re-scan for VST” option being NOT marked in the effects preferences (the only way I found, so far, to prevent this is to also prevent VST effects from loading at all and – of course – from being graphically presented).
Should anyone have an idea as to how to deal with each of the items above, I will surely appreciate her/his enlightening input.
Thanks in advance for your help,
P.S.: Working on MS-Windows XP-SP3-Home