Weird Problems – Audacity

OK, so with today’s update of Audacity, one can now import ffmpeg compatible files once again.

This is great, it’s how I was used to using Audacity under Mint 13. But there’s one weird problem with it.

Audacity Crash

Audacity Crash

If I allow an entire file to import, say, an Adobe Flash .flv file, the resultant imported file will play distorted, and will crash Audacity when you stop it playing.

Test Import

Test Import

However, if you STOP the import any time during the import, the imported audio plays just fine and Audacity doesn’t crash! What is really strange, is that I can stop the import with 1 second left on the Remaining Time  display as shown above, and the import is fine, and I have all the content expected.

That’s just weird! I’ll keep trying to figure out why, and post the answer if I come up with one.

July 4, 2014 Update:

Been playing with Audacity for several days now and find that it will always import an audio file on my machine, garbled and off speed. However, if after it crashes, I relaunch it and allow it to do an automatic recovery, then the recovered audio plays and edits fine.  Weird, isn’t it?