I’m editing a 15 minute episode of my podcast, almost finished, but now, every time I attempt to edit, copy, select, cut and paste to refine the timing, I get the whizzing ball. And often, after several minutes, the WARNING that automatic backup failed to safe. I’ve been using Audacity for 20 years, have the very latest Version, 3 month old iMac 20 with Ventura. I only have one day left to get it done. Please help. I’ve looked at other similar posts, nothing quite matches. I have tried Save As, Save Backup, close down Audacity and open again, restarting the computer.
Early advice would be most gratefully appreciated.
That is so kind of you to offer. However, once the project is mixed, it’s no longer possible to edit individual tracks, which is what I was trying to so when the software began to be troublesome. Fortunately, I had enough of it more or less done, and I was able to re-record the final few minutes into a separate file, and then mix that, and attach it to the original (mixed) file). So the episode has been published. Only not to the quality of editing that I would have liked.
But still, I have to record new episodes, with multiple tracks, and I need to be able to edit them without having to wait several minutes in between each edit while the software decides whether to complete my edit or not.
I’m going to try reinstalling Audacity itself, in case some bug has crept in. Fingers crossed!
Hi there, Whenever I’ve had this issue, I have had to export the project (in AIF or WAV format), and then import that (AIF/WAV) file back into Audacity. If you’re working with multiple tracks, perhaps you can export each track individually and then import the resulting AIF or WAV files back into audacity and work from those. I’m not sure if this is the perfect solution but it works for me every time.