On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 7:27 PM, <gale@audacityteam.org> wrote:

> (Audacity 2.0.5, Windows 7, HP530 laptop)
>
> Audacity is now crashing about once every 2 hours, so I know I should
> report a bug.  Could somebody tell me which of the following are the most
> important?
>
> - reinstall audacity
> - try to reproduce the problem on another computer
> - collect Audacity log contents after a crash (when "recovering" a file)

Reproducing the problem is best if there is a repeatable crash
when doing the same steps in any project. But usually the issue
is that only that specific project has become corrupted, and so
that same recovered project continues to crash.

In that case, it's often best to save the recovered project
(if it seems "correct") to a different file name using "Save
Project As".  Better still, export each audio and label track
separately, restart Audacity, import all the exported tracks
into an empty project window and save that as a project.
...........


You are referring to corrupt *Audacity* files causing crashes, right?  And suggesting that if I start entirely anew from .mp3 files, and the crashes continue, this would demonstrate a genuine bug in Audacity?  (I am certain this will occur.)

Or is it possible that .mp3 files can be corrupt in some way which upsets Audacity?  Do I need to export everything to .wav first?

Thanks for the fast reply!  Tony