Audacity – Copy / Paste Bug

Audacity has a bug when copy/paste is used on a segment of audio in a track.

Audacity 1.2.6
Vista x86 SP1


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To reproduce the problem:

  1. Record a segment of audio.
  2. Select a portion of the audio and
  3. point to a point beyond the audio recording on the same track and
  4. paste. Observe that the pasted audio is tacked to the end of the recording, not at the paste point.
  5. Select the Envelope tool.
  6. Observe that Envelope handles for the pasted audio are displayed beyond the audio data.

I have tried to reproduce this outside of this test project and was not able to reproduce the problem. However, the picture above indicates that this problem does exist for some series of steps.

I suggest that the audio paste should have occurred at the mouse position rather than at the end. This would require adding a segment of silence to the file.

Also, I’m not sure how one can move a segment of audio along a track without moving the entire track. For example, if the alignment of the pasted audio needed to be adjusted, then I’m not sure how this could be done. The Time Shift tool apparently moves the entire track, not just the selection. I’ll check the documentation.

– windy

Audacity Crash Opening AVI file

Audacity 1.2.6 crashes when opening the enclosed AVI file. The AVI file was captured by a Nikon S550 camera and then reduced from 640x to 320 x using Nero Vision. The OS is Vista x86 with SP1 on a Alienware M15x.

Here is the crash info:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name:    APPCRASH
Application Name:    audacity.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp:    455814e4
Fault Module Name:    ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version:    6.0.6001.18000
Fault Module Timestamp:    4791a7a6
Exception Code:    c0000005
Exception Offset:    00068915
OS Version:    6.0.6001.
Locale ID:    1033
Additional Information 1:    fca9
Additional Information 2:    0dc2035d9f92c9e2614959a67b8ae723
Additional Information 3:    18f1
Additional Information 4:    3bfce306861458c8ad571409cb716cf8

Here is the AVI file that causes the crash: Audacity_Crash_1

Wakoopa – What software have you been using?


Wakoopa is a free software service that keeps track of what software you have been using. I heard about it on the Windows Weekly podcast from back in January. I’m just now catching up on missed episodes.

To use Wakoopa, just sign up for a free account and install the little program on your system[s]. The little applet [ 3MB ] uploads the info to the website so you can review and share the statistics. Continue reading “Wakoopa – What software have you been using?”