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  1. I've been using my registered edition of WavePad v2.10 since 2008. This week it started playing everything at about 1.5x normal speed. Uninstalling and reinstalling seemed to fix the problem.
  2. Also, you must select the "Burn Session at Once..." option on the "Burn Audio CD" screen that pops up when you press the big "Burn Audio CD" button in the lower right-hand corner of the main screen. Also, your burner must support the CD-TEXT feature. Some older burners did not.
  3. I've been testing the "free download" version of Express Burn v4.40 (for Win2K). No matter where I set the "Burn Speed" adjustment, the burner runs at 52x speed, although it seems to make good copies at top speed. Can it be adjusted to 4x? Is this a feature reserved for the PRO version?
  4. After adding files, click on the CD-TEXT button (in the row with the ADD FILES button) Make sure the "Enable CD-TEXT" box is checked at the top of the new screen that opens. Do you see anything in the "Track Details" section of the screen?
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    Hi Guest: The "highest" number I see as an option on my version is: "48,000 16Bit Stereo 187kb/sec" Jerry
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    Wavepad crashes

    Hi Charlie: I can't speak directly to any issue of WAVEPAD running on WinXP, having only run it on Win2K and Win95 myself, but I will suggest that you make sure you didn't get a corrupted download. The downloaded SIZE of both the FREE EDITION and the TRIAL MASTERS EDITION should be 455,864 bytes. Before re-installing a newly downloaded version, un-install the old version. Also, if you use any "anonymizing" proxy server-type hardware or service, maybe you might want to try your download without going through it. I've known of cases where that's caused download corruptions. Jerry
  7. Hi Brad: What does "192K file" mean? A 192K "WAV" file should play for about 10 seconds. I have some two hour WAV recordings that are about 1GB, and my two hour MP3 files are about 115M. Exactly what did you start with? Jerry
  8. Hi M: Whether you even have a "line in" will depend on your computer and its sound card. Right-click on the little yellow SPEAKER icon in the SYSTEM TRAY, and select OPEN VOLUME CONTROLS. Now, click on OPTIONS, then PROPERTIES. In the box labeled "Adjust Volume for" click on RECORDING. Under that, there is a list called "Show the following volume controls." Put a check in every box. Be sure to scroll down -- not all the choices may be showing. Click OK. The little window will close, and VOLUME CONTROL panel change to a RECORDING CONTROL panel. If you sound card supports a LINE IN, there will be a fader for it here. Put a check in the SELECT box under it. The exact labeling of each of these panels will vary depending on which version of Windows you have. I have described the labeling for Win2K, but yours may be different. (For example, in Win95, the VOLUME CONTROL panel is called MASTER OUT, and the RECORDING CONTROL panel is called WAVE INPUT. These two panels have confused Windows users since the beginning. Bill Gates keeps changing the labels trying to make their usage more clear. Once you get the RECORDING CONTROL panel open, you can open another instance of the VOLUME CONTROL panel by right-clicking on the yellow speaker icon again, and you can have both panels open at the same time.) For even more detailed info, here's the best description of these panels I have found: http://nch.com.au/kb/10010.html Jerry
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    Noise Reduction

    Hi M: I had this same problem. The built-in microphone picks up all the mechanical noise of the hard drive and blowers. It may be fine for a little impromptu dictation, but not much good for anything else. I picked up a cheap ($12) plug-in microphone at Radio Shack and it may a world of difference. Jerry
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    mp3 format

    Hi Rebel: See if this helps: http://nch.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=1426&hl= Jerry
  11. Hi Pioneer: While this has never happened to me, I did see this thread in another forum. Maybe it'll help: http://audacityteam.org/forum/forum.php?req=thread&id=165 Jerry
  12. Hi jmc: Is this happening while you are RECORDING, or is this happening to an EXISTING file you've opened for editing? Jerry
  13. Hi j1892: On the RECORD CONTROL PANEL (which opens after you click on the red "record" button), what shows in the "device" and "input" fields in the "Recording" section of the window (the upper right corner)? Jerry
  14. Hi Nick: This thread should help you with question #2: http://nch.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=1426&hl= I haven't messed with "silences" or "iTunes" -- so I can't help with #1 or #3. Sorry. Jerry
  15. Hi Wendy: There is some talk that the RAX format is a "protected" format and can't be dubbed, saved, or converted. (Real uses some protected formats for baseball games, etc.) However, TOTAL AUDIO CONVERTER claims to be able to deal with the RAX format. It's shareware ($20), but there's a free trial download available that seemed to be fully functional. It installed and uninstalled fine. It did not appear to contain any viruses, spyware, or adware. It would not install on Win95. http://www.coolutils.com/TotalAudioConverter If you try it, please tell us how it worked on your RAX file. Jerry
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    Hi Macro: OK -- let's make some tests. For the tests, don't run any other programs "in the background." Let WAVEPAD have all the computer resources. First make a COPY of the file you are starting with (so we don't mess it up while we fool around with the copy). Let's call it "TEST.MP3". Now, start WAVEPAD, and load TEST.MP3. WavePad will convert the MP3 to a WAV file and display a waveform. Slide the cursor to the loudest part of the waveform, and play a little of the loudest part. Look at the green VU meters in the lower right part of the screen. Are they showing any RED? Stop playing the file, and don't make any edits. From the FILE menu, click on "SAVE FILE AS..." Name the saved file "TEST.WAV". Now, again from the FILE menu, click on "SAVE FILE AS..." Change the SAVE AS TYPE dropdown to "MP3". Name the saved file "TEST2.MP3". Now, close WAVEPAD. Play the three files (TEST.MP3, TEST.WAV, TEST2.MP3) in another player (maybe Windows Media Player) -- which files, if any, sound distorted? Jerry
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    Okay -- it shouldn't distort. Let's see if we can find the problem. What is the format of the original file? (WAV? MP3?)
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    Hi Macro: Tell us a little about your editing process. Are you starting with a sound file, or are you recording something new into WAVEPAD? What kind of editing? Just cutting-and-pasting (to move sections of the song around), or are you applying EFFECTS (amplification, stretching, shortening) portions of your song? (Sorry for all the questions. I used to use my Crystal Ball for these things, but it was recalled by the manufacturer when it was discovered that my model was prone to bursting into flame when involved in rear-end collisions.) Jerry
  19. I could be wrong, but I don't think there's a trial version to see how it handles on your own machine. But, it's only $20 if you want to gamble. Win98SE or later only. Jerry
  20. Hi metazone: I don't think WAVEPAD has any TIMERs built into it (but I could be wrong, and I certainly invite corrections). In the meantime, until we hear from a WAVEPAD official, I can recommend two recorders that do what you want to do: http://www.roemersoftware.com/ Rick Roemer makes EASY HI-Q RECORDER which really is easy to use ($30). He also makes a FREE version (it's on the same download page), but some of the features are crippled. Since I have the "paid" version, I don't know if the timer feature will work in the free version. If it doesn't, then take a look at: http://www.mp3mymp3.com/ (Freeware) Has both start and stop timers, but it's not nearly as intuitive to use. Took me a good long while to figure it out. But -- it absolutely WILL DO what you want it to do. Good luck. Jerry
  21. Hi Guest: It depends on how "lengthy" you are talking about. The issue of WAVEPAD's handling of LARGE files has been discussed before: http://nch.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=1585 http://nch.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=1591 Since you're starting with MP3 files anyway -- and if they don't require any fancy doctoring that WAVEPAD is good at (that is, if you're just pasting them together end-to-end) may I suggest MP3DIRECTCUT? (Freeware) http://www.mpesch3.de/ It can only handle one file at a time, but you can open multiple instances of it. Start by opening a COPY of your first chapter, then open the second chapter in another instance of MP3DC, highlight the whole second chapter with CTRL+A, then copy it to the Windows Clipboard with CTRL+C, change "focus" to the first instance of MP3DC, put the cursor at the end of the file with CTRL+RIGHT ARROW, then paste in chapter two with CTRL+V. Change "focus" back to the MP3DC with chapter two in it, and open chapter three there. Repeat the cut-and-paste until your complete book is assembled in the first instance of MP3DC, and SAVE it. Jerry
  22. Hey yourself: Is this only with ONE particular file -- or are we talking about a problem opening ALL MP3 files in WavePad? If it's only one particular file, my guess is a damaged file. Here are some things you can try to repair the damaged file. A free MP3 repair tool: http://www.drtag.de/en/description_mp3rt.htm -OR- Try opening it in MP3DIRECTCUT (freeware) http://www.mpesch3.de/ If it plays there, SAVE it with a new name. Maybe that will write new file headers on the copied file, which might then play better in the other applications. Good luck. Jerry
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    Hi Carrie: SELECT the portion of your recording that you want to change the EQUALIZATION for. (If you want the whole recording, press CTRL+A.) From the EFFECTS menu, select EQUALIZER. A funny window will open. Click on SET FLAT to straighten the yellow string. The yellow string is a graph, with the BASS on the left end, and the TREBLE on the right end. If you left-click on the little square at the left end of the yellow string and push it UP, that will make the BASS louder. If you pull it down, that will make the BASS softer. You can add more little click boxes by clicking along the yellow string with the left-button on your mouse. Those new boxes can be left-dragged up or down. Right-click on a box to remove that box. You can hear your changes by using the PREVIEW button in the lower left corner. When you're happy with your adjustments, click on OK in the lower right corner. Here are some tips I have learned by experimenting: Tip #1: As you move your mouse around the graph, the FREQUENCY you are adjusting is displayed in the upper-right corner of the graph. So, for example, if you know you want to boost 7000Hz, you can move your mouse around until you're in the 7000Hz range. Tip #2: If you're planning to apply the equalization to a LONG song, the PREVIEW button is going to try to Preview the whole song for you, and it's going to suck up a lot of your computer "resources" and make your computer operate sluggishly. You may even have trouble getting the STOP button to work. I find it handier to SELECT a small portion of the song for testing, then, when I get it right, I WRITE DOWN the positions of those little boxes along the yellow string -- because -- to get your new EQ to apply to the whole song (remember, I'm testing on a little portion), you're going to have to CANCEL the EQUALIZER WINDOW so you can use CTRL+A to SELECT the whole song. But, when you open the EQUALIZER window again, it will have forgotten your settings! WISH LIST item for the WAVEPAD developers: Wouldn't it be nice if WAVEPAD "remembered" the last EQ setting used? Now then -- how about a TOTALLY DIFFERENT approach? This may not work on your computer (it depends on how the Sound Card is configured). It works fine on one of my computers, and doesn't work at all on my other computer. We're going to PLAY the tune with one application, then RECORD it while it's playing with another application. To PLAY my tune, I like VUPLAYER (freeware). http://www.vuplayer.com/vuplayer.php It's got the best, easiest to tweak equalizer I've ever seen. You can make your adjustments on-the-fly while the song is playing, and know immediately when you've got it right. I can't tell you how much I wish WAVEPAD had an equalizer like this one! Now, for your RECORDER, you can use WAVEPAD. Or, I can recommend a little freeware recorder called FREE HI-Q RECORDER: http://www.roemersoftware.com/ Rick Roemer makes a "full" version and a "free" version. The "full" version is displayed most prominently. Scroll down for the free version. Hope some of this helps, Carrie. Jerry
  24. Hi Artsuhtaraz: That's easy! Load your first song into WAVEPAD. From the EDIT menu, select "Insert File..." then from the little teeny window that opens to the right of "Insert File..." select "End". An "Open Audio Files" window will open. Pick out your second tune. Repeat the above 4 steps (starting with "From the EDIT menu") until all your tunes have been added. From the FILE menu, select "Save File As..." A "Save Audio File As" window will open. Give your combined file a new name, and click SAVE. (Note: You can also elect to save your new file in another format at this point. WAVEPAD will default to WAV file, but if you open the "Save as type" dropdown, you can pick MP3 if you want.) You're done! Jerry
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