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Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.

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pulseaudio: recording problem - duration isn't ok

I instructed my computer to save audio with the following command: parec --rate=44100 --format=s16le --file-format=wav --device=alsa_input.usb-0c76_SIZHENG-00.analog-mono audio.wav 1>> audiorec....
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Move a file to a directory requiring root permission

I'm a complete noob to Linux and Ubuntu. I'm running Ubuntu Studio 20.04. I downloaded a plugin for Audacity that needs to go from home/greg/downloads into usr/share/audacity/plug-ins. I tried the ...
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Nitroshare Folder Corruption During Transfer

When I transfer an Audacity data folder & AUP file using Nitroshare the AUP file will not open. I get an error that Audacity can not locate the data folder. I have checked the data folder to find ...
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How do I record the desktop sounds and microphone in separated tracks and at same time

I am trying to record the microphone and desktop sounds with Audacity in separated tracks, but in pavucontrol only I can select or "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo" (the desktop) or "Built-...
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Unable to launch audacity on kubuntu 20.10

After install audacity(I installed the latest stable version of audacity using apt), I found I cannot start audacity and I don't know what is wrong... If I use Konsole to start audacity, it usually ...
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Microphone not woking in Ubuntu 20.10 in browsers but in Audacity and Ardour

My microphone is not working in browsers, cheese, or any other standard applications but working fine in Audacity, Discord, OBS Studio and Ardour. Can someone point out possible problem and solutions ...
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How to use Audacity to record via builtin microphone

I found lots of solutions, how to record what you hear with Audacity: just set your record device to "pulse" and it will record every sound that your computer is generating. This works fine ...
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Audacity opening issue

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04.1 LTS. Also, I use Audacity 2.4.2, installed from the official repository. Even the fact I have both products installed into 3 desktop PCs and 1 laptop, in one of the desktop ...
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Ubuntu Studio 20.10: Audacity 2.4.2 failing to record with Behringer UMC404HD interface

I have just freshly installed Ubuntu Studio 20.10 on my desktop computer. I have connected a Behringer UMC404HD interface to my desktop via USB. When I attempt to record in the default installed ...
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Can't compile Audacity from source on Ubuntu 20.04

Trying to build Audacity v2.4.2 on Ubuntu 20.04 from source. Following instructions from http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Building_On_Linux What I've done so far: Installed all dependencies Cloned ...
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Determine the settings used to create an existing m4a audio file

I have an m4a audio file and would like to identify the settings that were used to create the recording and determine the resulting file size. Is there a command or program that will display the ...
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How to remove application installed using snap : cannot update snap namespace: invalid argument

I am trying to remove an application from snap ... here is my initial condition sudo snap install audacity # install type audacity audacity is hashed (/snap/bin/audacity) snap list | grep ...
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Audacity snap [pango_font_description_set_size assertion 'size >=0' failed] [closed]

I'm on Ubuntu version 20.04.1 LTS, and Gnome 3.36.3 Running audacity from command-line gives me the following error: Attempting to connect to Audacity failed...retrying Cannot connect to server socket ...
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Audacity not showing pulse audio option

Audacity not showing pulse audio option. I tried installing "alsa" but there is no such thing. I tried installing alsa plugins, but "make" does not work after configuration. I ...
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how do i install an older version of Audacity?

I need to install an older version of Audacity because of the Chain Function. I have no idear how to install it from the source files that are the only ones I can find.
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Audacity takes much time to launch

I am using audacity 2.3.3 from official apt repository on my Ubuntu 20.04 fresh install. It is taking too much time (about 10 seconds) to launch. After launching from terminal, it gives a lot of ...
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Rhythmbox fails to play CD tracks after installing Pulse Audio controller and Audacity

Rhythmbox was working correctly on my Ubuntu 16.04 machine but I wanted to record and installed audacity. THen I installed pavucontroller so that audacity could record. But now when I try to play ...
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Edit audio recording in realtime

Is there a way to apply some effects (like noise reduction, normalize, pitch change etc.) directly while recording? Consider the situation that I'm in a Live meeting (like on Zoom app) & I want ...
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Audacity does not launch or crashes Ubuntu 18.04

image with the notification here! It started as an error with the temp files directory, but i kept changing it and i got that same message again, but now it just doesn't show, Audacity logo doesn't ...
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Is there a Gtk 3 version of Audacity?

I am using Audacity to edit simple sound files (crop, noise reduction, etc) and I consider it to be perfect for small tasks like these. However, after I installed it from the Snap Store, I found it to ...
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Audacity sample rate is obnoxious

I'm trying to record a simple audio file for a presentation that I have at school, and need to use audacity to do it. I have a built-in sound card in my motherboard (Asus x370 Pro). I recently ...
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Repeating audio noise loop when no music or audio playing in Ubuntu 18.04

When I am not playing music or watching videos on my Ubuntu 18.04 install, there is a constant repeating audio loop thing that plays out of the right side of my headphones (the issue is not with my ...
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Audio freezes for 8 seconds every minute or so when using microphone, every device

For the past several months, I have had a problem with any time I am using the microphone -- VOIP and video conferencing, plain audio recording. It works fine for a minute or so, then audio cuts out ...
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Can't import audio files into audacity from mounted drives

I've recently started experimenting with dual-booting Ubuntu 18.04 on my Windows 10 machine in hopes of eventually building a full linux rig down the line. I work on a lot of sound projects, so having ...
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Audacity Not Running on Ubuntu 18.04.3

When I execute "audacity" by terminal I get the next logs and simply cannot use it: efsandino@mc4-efsandino:~$ audacity Gtk-Message: 09:00:50.299: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar" Gtk-...
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18.04: Audacity and UBUNTU_MENUPROXY error message

I just installed Audacity, and every time it starts up I receive the following message: UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0 could not be found Followed by: audacity could not be found. It has been removed from ...
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how can I apply echo cancelation to audiofiles on ubuntu 19.10?

it is possible to apply echo cancellation to microphones while they are recording, e.g. like this How can I apply the same filter to audio files that already exist? If there was a ffmpeg filter for ...
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Recording problem in Audacity

In recording-mode Audacity doesn't accept input signals unless the 3.5 mm input-jack plug is disconnected and connected again while the PC is powered on and Audacity is running . It does not accept ...
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Audacity and Microphone problem

I'm running the most recent versions of Ubuntu and Audacity and I have a vblog microphone installed and it works fine. Every time when I start Audacity, the settings for the microphone in Ubuntu ...
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Can my condenser mic be plugged into Linux Ubuntu directly for use?

I want to know if anyone call tell me If the Rockville RCM03 Pro Condenser Microphone can be plugged in the sound card and used directly with Audacity (recording editing software) and on Linux Ubuntu ...
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Transcription software playback issues

I need to transcribe some audio recordings. Audacity replays the WAV files perfectly, yet when I try to use dedicated software (Parlatype or gTranscribe) the playback jumps and stutters in places. ...
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Audio stops when using Audacity on Ubuntu Studio 18.10

After I open Audacity, no sound will be played. Closing Audacity doesn't fix it. Once I have ran it, my pc won't emit a single sound until I restart it.
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Audacity weird error

I use Ubuntu Studio 18.04.2 LTS (64 bit Linux) and Audacity 2.3.1 Each time I try to record a new track, with another track already recorded, the software crashes and gives me an errors message and ...
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Is there software that can write song music?

I'm looking for software (Ubuntu) to which I could input some song mp3 file and which would display the notes of the song, (like dots on a music sheet, not like the wavy lines of Audacity). I would ...
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How do I install a plugin in Audacity installed via snap?

I installed the latest Audacity 2.3.1 via snap. Now I want to install a plugin but as snap creates read-only images, what's the best way to download and install a plugin.
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Play one track while recording in another track in Audacity

Can Audacity play one track while recording in another track? I’d like to avoid the whole synchronize process later. Or is there any other software for Ubuntu with that option?
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How can I use audacity to record audio output along with mic input?

My goal is to record 4-5 hours of audio for my long form podcast. I need it to be able to accept input from the mic and output from the laptop audio (so I can record conversation I have with other ...
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How do I get the latest version of AUDACITY to convert from WAV to MP3?

Would like to convert my audio files in WAV format to MP3 format. I learned that this can be done with AUDACITY. But, using AUDACITY 2.1.2 I could not get the response that the instructions said I ...
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Audacity could not find a safe place to store temporary files (installed via snap) [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 18.04, Audacity is in a loop, where no matter what location I type into the dialog, it keeps saying Audacity could not find a safe place to store temporary files. Audacity needs a place ...
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Recording audio output from phone with Audacity and AUX cable

I am trying to record the phone output audio using AUX cable connected to my PC mic jack. The recorded raw file is filled with a noise. Does anyone know how could I eliminate that noise? I am using ...
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What Do All of the Input and Output Audio Devices Mean?

I'm running Audacity on Xubuntu and notice a lot of options for my playback and recording devices. This is surprising, given that I'm coming from Windows where there are only a couple of options (one ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 and Behringer UCA222, cannot control recording level in Audacity

on a Dell Inspiron with previous versions of Ubuntu I've had no problem, but with the latest Ubuntu I cannot control record volume from a Behringer UCA222 in Audacity. The USB device appears in ...
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Audacity menu options grayed out

These options should be available. The track is stopped not paused and I can use the options they just look grayed out and the options I can't use look like I can use them. I've only had this issue ...
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Audacity recording extremely slow in Ubuntu 16.04 [closed]

Audacity is suddenly recording extremely slowly (at what seems to be 0,1x speed), which means that at playback the sound is played at a very high pitch and much faster than the original. If I then ...
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Audacity command line batch tempo modification

I am using Audacity to speed up my podcast in order to save time while listening to them in the car. Is it possible to create a batch which assigns a given speed (e.g. 30) to all files in a folder?
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background noice when recording audio on pc but not when recording on laptop

when I record audio on my pc it has a background noice that doesnt go away, but whenever I record on my laptop with the same microphone it doesnt have that background nice both machines are running ...
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Microphone recording approximately 12x slower than normal in certain applications (new install Ubuntu 16.04.3)

I'm using an analog microphone to record some audio with audacity. When I select the correct microphone and hit record, the bar indicating progress moves ever so slowly. It takes about 12 seconds for ...
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Audacity v2.1.2 hangs almost instantly when recording second track (overdubbing)

Open Audacity Record a few seconds of audio and press stop. This works fine. Start recording again. In a fraction of a second, the recording stops on its own (recording button is un-highlighted, ...
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Playback doesn't work (including test sounds) / Recording works / Playback in Chrome works!

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit in a virtual machine. I have a very odd issue with media playback. audio playback doesn't work from an app. the test sounds in "Sound" settings don't work -- but ...
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How can I downgrade from Audacity 2.2.0 to 2.1.3? [duplicate]

I'm using Lubuntu 17.04. I'd like to downgrade Audacity from 2.2.0 (too buggy) to 2.1.3 but am unsure how to do that. Your help is much appreciated.