Distortion on imported MP4 files (audio recordings) from android phone

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Grasshopper21
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Distortion on imported MP4 files (audio recordings) from android phone

Post by Grasshopper21 » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:10 am

These MP4 files play fine in VLC media player but I was hoping I could convert them to MP3 files on my computer. When I import them to Audacity the playback is totally garbled or partially garbled. Also if I delete the garbed part in a partially garbled file then some or all of what was not garbled becomes garbled. As if it takes Audacity a while to figure out the format and get the playback correct??? I am using Linux Mint cinnamon & Audacity 3.0.3-alpha-20210727

BTW I have used Audacity for years it is an awesome product thank you so very much for this excellent tool!

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Re: Distortion on imported MP4 files (audio recordings) from android phone

Post by kozikowski » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:50 am

When I import them to Audacity the playback is totally garbled or partially garbled.
Does it still do that if you back out to Audacity 2.4.2?

https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-old.html

I think the current version is Audacity 3.1.2.

https://www.audacityteam.org/

Either may be worth a shot.

Koz

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Re: Distortion on imported MP4 files (audio recordings) from android phone

Post by Grasshopper21 » Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:03 pm

Thank you so very much for the advice. I used the audacity link to down load the lasted version 3.1.2 and it solved the problem. I usually just let the software manager download the new versions and I have heard they are conservative (lag) on the versions they recommend downloading. :D

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