Unable to export (wav, mp3, OGG) file from Audacity

Help for Audacity 2.x.x on Mac OS X.

ImageThis forum is for Audacity 2.x.x on Mac OS X 10.4 and later.
Please state which version of macOS you are using,
and the exact three-section version number of Audacity from "Audacity menu > About Audacity".


Audacity 1.2.x and 1.3.x are obsolete and no longer supported. If you still have those versions, please upgrade at https://www.audacityteam.org/download/.
The old forums for those versions are now closed, but you can still read the archives of the 1.2.x and 1.3.x forums.

Unable to export (wav, mp3, OGG) file from Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by bosali » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:49 am

I am unable to export an .aup file to any listenable file, and am also unable to Save As...
I have downloaded and directed Audacity towards the recent LAME encoder successfully. When I try to export, I get the error message "Audacity failed to read in /Users/[myname]/Desktop/."
I have reinstalled Audacity to no avail. I've also tried to locate the audacity.cfg file as suggested here: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/pre ... tml#stored
I could not locate the .cfg file anywhere. I've included a screenshot of the Library/Application Support/audacity/ folder for reference. The second screenshot is of the configuration before saving, though I don't think it has to do with that.

Thanks!

Screenshot 2018-02-09 20.46.11.png
Screenshot 2018-02-09 20.46.11.png (53.69 KiB) Viewed 439 times

Screenshot 2018-02-09 20.41.27.png
Screenshot 2018-02-09 20.41.27.png (45.6 KiB) Viewed 439 times
bosali
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:27 am
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Re: Unable to export (wav, mp3, OGG) file from Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:05 pm

It looks to me from your screenshots that you are trying to store Audacity projects and exported files to the folders where the application lives

a) this is a bad idea
b) you probably don't have the privileges for that (which is why you are blocked)

You should be storing in:

Documents/Audacity - or a sub-folder of that

WC
________________________________________FOR INSTANT HELP: (Click on Link below)
* * * * * FAQ * * * * * Tutorials * * * * * Audacity Manual * * * * * Audacity Wiki * * * * *
waxcylinder
Forum Staff
 
Posts: 9323
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:03 am
Location: Manchester, UK
Operating System: Windows 10

Re: Unable to export (wav, mp3, OGG) file from Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by billw58 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:14 pm

bosali wrote:I've also tried to locate the audacity.cfg file as suggested here: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/pre ... tml#stored
I could not locate the .cfg file anywhere. I've included a screenshot of the Library/Application Support/audacity/ folder for reference.

The audacity.cfg file is in your user Library folder, not the system Library folder.
In the Finder, click on the Go menu, choose Go to folder... and enter ~/Library/Application Support/audacity/ . Note the "~" character at the beginning.

Are you sure the error message was exactly this: Audacity failed to read in /Users/[myname]/Desktop/?

-- Bill
billw58
Forum Staff
 
Posts: 3766
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:10 am
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Re: Unable to export (wav, mp3, OGG) file from Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by bosali » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:24 am

billw58 wrote:The audacity.cfg file is in your user Library folder, not the system Library folder.

Thanks, I found the .cfg file and deleted it, restarted the program and was met with the same issue.

billw58 wrote:Are you sure the error message was exactly this: Audacity failed to read in /Users/[myname]/Desktop/?

Yes, I've included a screenshot for reference.

Screenshot 2018-02-11 22.19.31.png
Screenshot 2018-02-11 22.19.31.png (26.55 KiB) Viewed 410 times
bosali
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:27 am
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Re: Unable to export (wav, mp3, OGG) file from Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by bosali » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:28 am

waxcylinder wrote:It looks to me from your screenshots that you are trying to store Audacity projects and exported files to the folders where the application lives


Thanks for your reply. The top screenshot posted was meant to demonstrate that I couldn't find the audacity.cfg file. I'm storing the original .aud file and its data folder on my desktop and attempting to export to the desktop as well. If I move the .aud and data folders to Documents/Audacity/ it fails to read and also corrupts the file.
bosali
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:27 am
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Re: Unable to export (wav, mp3, OGG) file from Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by billw58 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:56 pm

I'd like to see a screen shot of a Finder window of your Desktop, showing an AUP file and its associated _data folder.
-- Bill
billw58
Forum Staff
 
Posts: 3766
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:10 am
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Re: Unable to export (wav, mp3, OGG) file from Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by bosali » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:20 am

billw58 wrote:I'd like to see a screen shot of a Finder window of your Desktop, showing an AUP file and its associated _data folder.
-- Bill


Sure.

Screenshot 2018-02-12 19.17.31.png
Screenshot 2018-02-12 19.17.31.png (190.28 KiB) Viewed 384 times
bosali
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:27 am
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Re: Unable to export (wav, mp3, OGG) file from Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by bosali » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:21 am

And another of the test_data folder.

Screenshot 2018-02-12 19.20.40.png
Screenshot 2018-02-12 19.20.40.png (152.33 KiB) Viewed 384 times
bosali
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:27 am
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Re: Unable to export (wav, mp3, OGG) file from Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by bosali » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:49 am

Hi, any information regarding my file storage?
bosali
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:27 am
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Re: Unable to export (wav, mp3, OGG) file from Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by billw58 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:24 pm

I'm at a loss. The only thing I can see is that I'd expect a "d00" folder inside the "e00" folder. Your project may be toast.

Do you get a warning about "missing block files" when opening the project?

-- Bill
billw58
Forum Staff
 
Posts: 3766
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:10 am
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Operating System: OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later (macOS)

Next

Return to Mac OS X



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: waxcylinder and 3 guests