Audacity keeps freezing when trying to edit added audio file

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Audacity keeps freezing when trying to edit added audio file

Post by amybajada » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:43 am

My project keeps shutting down every time I add an mp3 file of audio to my project. It's preventing me from going any further. I have to shut right out because my operating system tells me that Audacity "is not responding"

Need help as I'm trying to work through the basic editing functions and it won't even allow me to move the time shift tool. It's really getting annoying and I've been told that Audacity is the right platform to be editing my audio files for my podcast

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Re: Audacity keeps freezing when trying to edit added audio file

Post by billw58 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:59 pm

What version of Audacity are you using? Have you tried importing a different MP3 file or an AIFF file?
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Re: Audacity keeps freezing when trying to edit added audio file

Post by amybajada » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:39 pm

I'm using version 2.3.3 ... It's a piece of music I purchased.

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Re: Audacity keeps freezing when trying to edit added audio file

Post by amybajada » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:42 pm

This is the error I keep getting .... and it says it's not responding, so I have to kill the project
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Re: Audacity keeps freezing when trying to edit added audio file

Post by billw58 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:13 pm

Have you tried importing a different MP3 or AIFF file?
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Re: Audacity keeps freezing when trying to edit added audio file

Post by amybajada » Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:22 am

Yes unfortunately ... and it seems to only be music related files. Not sure why

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Re: Audacity keeps freezing when trying to edit added audio file

Post by billw58 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:27 am

I don't understand "music related files". Do other MP3 files import properly?
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Re: Audacity keeps freezing when trying to edit added audio file

Post by amybajada » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:36 am

Yes they do

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Re: Audacity keeps freezing when trying to edit added audio file

Post by billw58 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:45 pm

amybajada wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:36 am
Yes they do
So the problem is with the file you are trying to import. You purchased it? It may be copy-protected.

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Re: Audacity keeps freezing when trying to edit added audio file

Post by megontheinternet » Sun May 10, 2020 3:54 pm

I downloaded the new version today, and am also experiencing that Audacity freezes when I try to edit with two files open. As soon as I press play on the second file, the file freezes (other open file still works okay). I need to quit Audacity entirely and relaunch the application, but it keeps happening, so now in order to copy from one file into another I am having to quit and relaunch each time. Both are wav files that I created myself so they are not copy-protected.

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