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Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« on: March 24, 2013, 10:46:01 AM »
I've got 2 sources (aud/ sbd) both recorded at 24-bit / 48 kHz, I want to mix them down to a single file but keep them as 24 / 48, but every time I export it, I get 16 bit / 48 kHz. Under preferences / quality, I have the Default Sample Format set to 24 bit. When I go to export it, there is no choice though for 24 bit WAV that I can see as the file type. The only WAV format is 16 bit (WAV (Microsoft) signed 16 bit PCM). I've been trying to use the "Other uncompressed files" under "Save as type" in the export window, but I keep getting a 16 bit wav. None of the other choices seem to make sense. Anybody know what I'm doing wrong / how I can get it to export as 24 / 48? I'll want to do the same thing as Export Multiple once I track it out to get a 24 / 48 version of the show, but I assume that the same thing will work for Export Multiple if I can get the regular export to work.

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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2013, 11:00:09 AM »
Export>

Save As Type>Other uncompressed files

Then click "Options" and you'll see a variety of bit depths/formats.
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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 11:13:02 AM »
Man, thanks. That was too easy, I never noticed that Options button...

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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 04:12:32 PM »
You way should have worked, too.  There is a 24/48 option under "other".

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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2016, 08:52:33 AM »
You way should have worked, too.  There is a 24/48 option under "other".

Hello there,
sorry for replying to a subject 3 yrs old but it might be possible another soul like me stumbles here while searching for an answer...

The funny thing is, the only way to get a 24-bit file out off Audacity 2.1.2 in fact seems to be via "Other uncompressed files" when saving/exporting;
because no matter what settings you had been chosing in "Options" already - will be ignored again when you want to export/save the finished file.

True?

Another thing - if you then chose the "WAVE (Microsoft)" data format (which it's set to by default anyway) - what you will get is an AIFF-file instead. (?)

Is this a(nother) bug, or didn't i just find a somewhat hidden check box to avoid this very strange behavior?


So, getting a 24-bit WAV file directly, for example, at the moment is not possible... am i right or wrong?

Thanks a lot for any helping reply,   
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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2016, 08:36:31 PM »
Thanks for letting me know to not update my Audacity, sheesh.
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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2016, 08:56:55 PM »
Exports chosen using the "Other uncompressed files" type may be saved with incorrect extension and so not be playable - on Windows and OS X, AIFF extension is always used regardless of format and on Linux, the extension for the last saved format is always used. Workaround: Add a period and the correct extension for the format (or on Mac OS X, change the supplied extension). Be sure to add the correct extension, because Audacity may not warn if an inappropriate extension is added.

http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Release_Notes_2.1.2

Gotta be a new bug - because Im not seeing this happen with 2.1.1 on Win10...
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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2016, 09:13:27 AM »
You way should have worked, too.  There is a 24/48 option under "other".

Hello there,
sorry for replying to a subject 3 yrs old but it might be possible another soul like me stumbles here while searching for an answer...

The funny thing is, the only way to get a 24-bit file out off Audacity 2.1.2 in fact seems to be via "Other uncompressed files" when saving/exporting;
because no matter what settings you had been chosing in "Options" already - will be ignored again when you want to export/save the finished file.

True?

Another thing - if you then chose the "WAVE (Microsoft)" data format (which it's set to by default anyway) - what you will get is an AIFF-file instead. (?)

Is this a(nother) bug, or didn't i just find a somewhat hidden check box to avoid this very strange behavior?


So, getting a 24-bit WAV file directly, for example, at the moment is not possible... am i right or wrong?

Thanks a lot for any helping reply,   
mH
As a newcomer to Audacity, I'm finding each of these to be partially true. Saving 24/48 does require to use the "Other uncompressed files" when saving/exporting.
As far as the save to aiff, this happened to me as well, then kindms explained what to do, which is what LIR just posted above: Add a period and the correct extension for the format (or on Mac OS X, change the supplied extension) I use Windows 7, Audacity version 2.1.2
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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2016, 11:11:19 AM »
2.1.1 is still available for download here - not sure there's anything in 2.1.2 you can't live without...

http://old.audacityteam.org/download/
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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2016, 08:11:52 PM »
hi there guys - sorry for my very late reply - many thanks folks for your input! 

Forgot to mention: i tried 2.1.2 on Win7, but this is basically for a friend who's using OSX (?) on a 2009 macbook pro - i rather use Nuendo 4 and Wavelab 6 myself anyway - and who never had any recording software before.

So i suggested Audacity for him to install, thought this to be easy and working. Wrong...

2.1.1 is still available for download here - not sure there's anything in 2.1.2 you can't live without...

http://old.audacityteam.org/download/

...thanks Life In Rewind for the info and link; only it links to the buggy new 2.1.2 version already, both the Win and Mac link.


Ok, found i had an old 2.0.5 version exe for Win - installed it right now, will try it out later - but:

does anybody know where to find and old and working version, especially for Mac? ...

Many thanks again - best
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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2016, 09:25:52 PM »
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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2016, 09:39:22 PM »
...thanks Life In Rewind for the info and link; only it links to the buggy new 2.1.2 version already, both the Win and Mac link.

...i was wrong! It seems the recent Mac version is still 2.1.1 everywhere...

Ok, let's see if it works... i only tried my Win version here - will check the Mac's Audacity the next days!

Looking forward... ;-)
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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2016, 09:43:02 PM »

does anybody know where to find and old and working version, especially for Mac? ...



should be able to find something for Mac @
https://web.archive.org/web/20120809082328/http://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/files/audacity
or
http://www.audacityteam.org/download/legacy-mac/

...and - thanks, flipp! :)
I'll look into that if the currently installed version doesn't do it (only checked my Win pc's and it didn't) -
best again
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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2016, 04:05:05 PM »
Options button nowhere to be seen on 2.1.2 and can't find 2.1.1 for Windows anywhere for downlaod. Any help appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2016, 10:17:50 PM »
I was able to save 24/48 wav with Audacity 2.1.2 using the following settings:

Save as type: Other uncompressed files
Header: WAV (Microsoft)
Encoding: Signed 24-bit PCM

File name:  xxx2016-xx-xx.wav   

Make sure and put the .wav in the file name, otherwise it will save the file as an .aiff file. 
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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2018, 10:21:08 PM »
Just fell back in luv with Audacity.  I had a corrupted file:  0:00 minutes/seconds but almost 1gb file size.   Used Audacity and the below video to fix it.   Huge save!
 Also, thanks for the above advice on how to export it as a 24 bit file too.   :cheers:

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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2018, 08:22:55 AM »
Had an Audacity question, hoping for some assistance,

Recorded a long set last night and after 2 hours, the file started a new file mid song near the end.

How do I add the 2nd new file to the end of the first file within Audacity so it runs together and I can export it as 1 new file ?

Every time I add the second file it ends up below the first file and not after it. Many thanks in advance !

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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2018, 09:35:16 AM »
It's actually pretty easy. 

1.  Import the two files into Audacity so they show as two separate stereo files (shown as one on top of the other).
2.  Highlight the entire second file (the one you want to add to the end)
3.  Go to Edit->Cut (or copy)
4.  Put the cursor at the end of the first track (Edit->Move Cursor->to track end)
5.  Edit->Paste
6.  There will be a line where the two tracks meet, just double click the line to get rid of it.
7.  Delete the second track below by clicking the "x" in the box to the left of the wav form.
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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2018, 10:12:53 AM »
It's actually pretty easy. 

1.  Import the two files into Audacity so they show as two separate stereo files (shown as one on top of the other).
2.  Highlight the entire second file (the one you want to add to the end)
3.  Go to Edit->Cut (or copy)
4.  Put the cursor at the end of the first track (Edit->Move Cursor->to track end)
5.  Edit->Paste
6.  There will be a line where the two tracks meet, just double click the line to get rid of it.
7.  Delete the second track below by clicking the "x" in the box to the left of the wav form.

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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2018, 09:13:46 PM »
How do I add the 2nd new file to the end of the first file within Audacity so it runs together and I can export it as 1 new file ?

Every time I add the second file it ends up below the first file and not after it. Many thanks in advance !
You can use your function key F5 to turn the cursor into a double ended arrow (Time Shift Tool) and just drag the second one into place at the end of the first.
F1 will return the cursor to it's typical I-Beam shape and function (Selection Tool). When you click on the seam with the I-Beam, it will disappear!
Once you do this, you can delete the now-empty track below, by using the little X in the top left corner of it, to the left of the track name.
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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2018, 10:11:45 AM »
When you click on the seam with the I-Beam, it will disappear!

Thanks for this tip, never discovered that in all the time I've used Audacity.
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Re: Audacity 2.0 - how to export files as 24 bit?
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2018, 04:05:36 PM »
Thanks for this tip, never discovered that in all the time I've used Audacity.
Sometimes I wish it didn't do that, like when I'm trying to keep track of the split! I found I need to remember to mark the spot before I drag the new one into place if I want to know where the division (was). At least Audacity has a good UNDO feature with multiple levels.
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