[audacity4blind] Re: Opening MP3-files on Mac fails too often

  • From: Gale Andrews <gale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 01:27:15 +0100

| From Thomas Byskov Dalgaard <tbd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
| Mon, 9 Sep 2013 22:23:25 +0200
| Subject: [audacity4blind] Opening MP3-files on Mac fails too often
> Just upgraded to the latest version, and noticed something on my Mac desktop:
> Almost every time I want to open a very short MP3-file Audacity quits, 
> without any error message. I've only managed to open a MP3 once this
> evening.
> If there is a workaround I'll be happy to hear it. :)

Hi Thomas, 

It is a problem with Audacity reading accented characters in file 
and folder names on Mac OS X.  It does not affect Windows. 

Mac should put up a crash report when Audacity crashes. 

There is no very good fix at the moment, other than to use only 
a to z (Latin) characters and numbers in file and folder names.  
This may be difficult if you want to work in Danish.

Using File > Import > Audio instead of File > Open may help

If you were using a 2.0.x version of Audacity before with 
Danish file names but not having crashes, then 2.0.4 may
crash frequently - it varies from machine to machine. 

If 2.0.4 is unusable, please try the following build instead and 
report back on whether it helps:

It's only a temporary fix (not the correct one) but it may keep
you going for now. 


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