This is the first of five videos I’ll be posting on what’s new in the just-released version 3.0.0 of Audacity. This video addresses the naming convention and the new file structure in this latest version. Version 3.0.0 of Audacity saves projects with a .aup3 file name extension. This is different than previous versions of Audacity and it’s important to understand the difference, so let’s talk about it in this video.
There’s a bug in Audacity 2.4.1 that prevents you from exporting files in the M4a format. This bug is related to the ffmpeg library and it only prevents file exports to M4a. A fix is promised in version 2.4.2.
Audacity 2.4.1 remembers your export settings which is a real time saver if you’re exporting a lot of files. You also have many more options for exporting in WAV format. While it’s not new to Audacity 4.2.1, let’s look at rescanning hardware.
The Waveform dB view in Audacity is still there but getting to it has changed. I show you how to access it in this video and we talk about the new linear waveform view. If you’re a MAC user of Audacity the real good news in version 2.4.1 is that you can throw away that startup script that you had to use in version 2.3.3. It’s no longer necessary.
Version 2.4.1 of Audacity includes a new effect for perceived loudness, or LUFS. You can now set the appropriate LUFS level of your podcast inside Audacity without depending on external plugins or software. Let’s talk about this new feature.