Whenever I export something I've recorded in Audacity, it takes a really long time. Let's say I have a 30 minute recording. It takes about an hour to encode that 30 minute recording into a 128 Kbps mp3 file. Is this the normal time for audacity? The original file is at the audacity default of 96000 hz stereo 32 bit float.
Hmm I have a strange feeling I've already answered this, but no... This is definitely not normal, but it of course depends on how powerful your computer is Audacity has a home page http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ with a lot of info and forum
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