Christopher Eden-Green wrote:
> I am currently mixing a file that is now over 3 minutes long on Audacity =
> 1.2.3. But whenever I try to play the whole file from the start I =
> encounter a series of problems:
> 1) It takes about 60 seconds to start playing.
> 2) When it does start playing, it plays very slowly.
> 3) Sometimes it stops playing at any time.
> Does this progam need plently of memory to run fast enough, or is there =
> a limit to the sixe of file I can create before it begins to slow down?
The speed of your hard drive and processor governs how many tracks at once can be used. The length is not really important, but each additional track takes up more resource, and makes playback slower to start.
You can use Quick Mix to merge tracks you have finished working on in order to reduce the load on your system.