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I have a mysterious problem with Audacity 1.2.2 (ccrma rpms) under Linux
Here's the scoop. I've got a wav file that plays back just fine with
ecasound, and used to play back just fine under Audacity .98. But
it doesn't play back OK with Audacity 1.2.2 or 1.2.4.
The new version of Audacity loads the wav file OK w/o complaining, but
on playback it sounds really munged. There are all kinds of digital
artifacts. It's a spoken-word track ripped off a cd with cdparanoia.
The difference between normal playback (cd player using original cd,
or ecasound playing wav file) and the munged version coming out of
Audacity, is not subtle. It jumps right out at you.
I also tried a music track from a known source (one that I know plays
fine in CD players, with ecasound, and with Audacity .98), just to
see if there was something "magic" about my problem file. Nope, this
other wav file also plays back in a very corrupted way with Audacity
1.2.2 -- the timing is off and there are digital artifacts.
Both wav files are CD standard 44.1K. Audacity claims its default
sampling rate is 44.1K. Everything about the Audacity GUI seems normal
and there are no errors -- just playback is insane. My sound card and
libs should be OK, since ecasound is still working just fine.
If anyone else has seen this problem I could sure use a clue! I wanted
the new Audacity version so I could use the nyquist filter plugins, because
I wanted to use the notch filter to get rid of some nasty 60Hz on the
spoken word track. My attempt to upgrade my Audacity has left me with
a totally crippled version. So I'd really like to figure this out and
fix it -- am now way behind on what should have been a "simple" little
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