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Audacity

Page history last edited by Julia Brenner 15 years, 3 months ago

I downloaded audacity to my computer and when I tried recording it said there was error and to check the "input." I can't figure out where the input is or what I have to change?

Comments (6)

Kathleen Culver said

at 5:25 am on Mar 31, 2009

Mac or PC? If Mac, go to system preferences/sound and set input to "internal microphone." If PC, you'll need an answer from someone else in the class. I don't know how to change the sound on Windows (but my guess is it's somewhere in the same preferences area).

Julia Brenner said

at 1:16 pm on Mar 31, 2009

i have a pc and i went to preferences and then audio and there was nothing for sound. do you think maybe i need a microphone that doesn't come with the computer??

Kathleen Culver said

at 1:33 pm on Mar 31, 2009

do you know whether your computer has an internal mic? if not, you would need an external mic.

Phil Levin said

at 1:41 pm on Mar 31, 2009

Julia, in the windows version of Audacity access the preferences menu through edit>preferences. To troubleshoot your input issue, try manipulating the various options on the Audio I/O tab which stands for INPUT/output.

Also remember that you can always borrow a mac from the Journ. Reading Room or one of the libraries and run audacity on it, it's a free download, so I'd recommend not spending too much time trying to get it to work on a specific computer.

Sam Oleson said

at 10:11 pm on Mar 31, 2009

Hey guys, I'm having a little trouble exporting my file to an MP3. I downloaded LAME but when I try to convert the file using LAME, a message pops up saying "Could not open MP3 encoding library!" I've tried it on both a PC and a Mac and the same message comes up. Any suggestions?

Phil Levin said

at 10:34 pm on Mar 31, 2009

Sam, in the future please post questions on new topics to a new item. I'll post a video response to your question about LAME MP3 encoder in a few minutes...

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