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mp3's extremely slow to open in WavePad

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I have some audio files that I've converted to wav and mp3 using WavePad and Switch Sound File Converter.  The wav files are very large but I can edit them in WavePad and play using Windows Media Player.    The mp3's are smaller files (which I want) and they also play fine in Windows Media Player.  But, if I try to edit the mp3 in WavePad, they take much, much longer to open than the much larger wav files.  The mp3 files take several minutes to open(~10 minutes) and the much larger wav files open in 20-30 seconds.  I've already cleared the cache (deleted all files in C:\Users\[userid]\AppData\Roaming\NCH Software\WavePad) but opening mp3 is still very slow/unusable.  Any additional help would be appreciated.

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I'm having the same problem.  A 30 minute 128k/b mp3 file is 27.8MB in size and takes 5 seconds to open in Aud CC, the same file takes over 25 minutes to open in Wavpad.  Any ideas?

 

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Try this:

Uninstall WavePad, then remove a folder called "WavePad" from these locations:
- C:\Program Files (x86)\NCH Software\
- C:\ProgramData\NCH Software\ (if you can't find the ProgramData folder, set Windows to show hidden files and folders)
- C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Roaming\NCH Software\ (if you can't find the AppData folder, set Windows to show hidden files and folders)

Restart the PC, reinstall WavePad from http://www.nch.com.au/components/wpsetup.exe

If the issue persists, enter a support ticket at http://www.nch.com.au/support/index.html

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Thanks. I believe the problem was loading the file from a network drive. Don't know why that would matter but opening large mp3 files saved to my local disc processes quickly as they should. 

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