Have wasted a lot of time uploading this program and some file called 'lame'
etc - getting frustrated because the first song I am trying to shorten
doesn't even play properly - it opened up as a sound wave but races through
each time I press the play button - can't even listen to it properly in
Audacity - What on earth am I doing wrong??? All I want to do is shorten a
track and resave it to my ipod???
Am on Windows XP
Many thanks if you can help
| From Alix Longman
| Tue, 15 May 2007 18:14:50 +0100
| Subject: [Audacity-help] Cannot make Audiacity play a track properly
| in the first instance...
| Have wasted a lot of time uploading thisprogram and some file called
| lame .. getting frustratedbecause the first song I am trying to shorten
| doesn't even play properly & it opened up as a sound wave but races
| through each time I press the playbutton.... All I want to do is shorten
| a track and resave it to my ipod???
| Am on Windows XP
What format is the file in that you want to import into Audacity? You can check
the format your file is in by right-clicking over the file in iTunes > Get Info. The
format will be in "Where" at the bottom of the Info dialogue (the last three
characters after the filename and the dot).
Audacity should be able to import WAV, AIFF and MP3 files as long as they
are not files your purchased online. Purchased files are protected and can
only be opened in the application that is licensed to play them. If your file is
an M4A, M4P or AAC format, these are proprietary and/or protected Apple
iTunes formats and Audacity will not be able to open them.
Your best solution is to look at this page:
This will show you how to convert the file to WAV in iTunes so that Audacity
can import it. If it is a file you purchased in iTunes store, you cannot convert it
to WAV directly because iTunes forbids this. You can however burn it to CD and
rip the CD track to WAV, or record it into Audacity. The above page will also
explain how to do that if necessary.
If you have any problems when you come to export the MP3 from Audacity
please see this page:
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