[audacity4blind] Re: Recorded Files are Suddenly Silent

  • From: Gale Andrews <gale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 20:12:11 +0100

| From Rich De Steno <ironrock@xxxxxxxxxxx> 
| Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:58:52 -0400
| Subject: Recorded Files are Suddenly Silent
> I seem to have solved the problem by going into the Transport Tool Bar 
> with CTRL-F6 and changing the input from the sound card to microphone.  
> This is different in the Beta version where it was set to Master.

It's always a good idea to play a little of what you have recorded
if you are visually impaired.  

I agree the latest Audacity version no longer initialises to the 
Windows default device (Microsoft Sound Mapper/Primary Sound
Capture Driver) and that this can be confusing for visually impaired
users if this causes the recording input to change. I'll put it on 
Bugzilla when I have time. 


> On 8/22/2012 8:26 PM, Gale Andrews wrote:
> > | From Rich De Steno <ironrock@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > | Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:50:14 -0400
> > | Subject: [audacity4blind] Recorded Files are Suddenly Silent
> >> I am using Audacity 2.0.  I began a recording project and the first few
> >> recordings were fine.  Now the files are created, but they are silent.
> >> Even playing them in Winamp, they are silent.  If I go back to the
> >> Audacity Beta with the same setup and the same material, the recordings
> >> are fine.  What could be causing the lack of audio in these files?  I do
> >> not detect anything unusual about the prompts.
> > Rich,
> >
> > There could be a few reasons, but make sure you are using the
> > current 2.0.1 version of Audacity:
> > http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/ .
> >
> > Are you exporting a single Audacity track, or multiple tracks mixed
> > together? If you have multiple tracks, the first thing to check is
> > whether any of the mute buttons on the tracks in the 2.x project
> > are "on". Muted tracks are not exported, so if you had a silent track
> > in the project but all the other tracks were muted, you would export
> > a silent file.
> >
> > Or are you using Export Multiple?
> >
> > Obviously make sure that you have the volume turned up in
> > the programs in which you play the exported files.
> >
> >     
> >
> > Gale

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