Why would this MP3 play slowly in Audacity?
April 19, 2009 9:29 AM Subscribe
Why would an MP3 play at a significantly different speeds in Audacity and Windows media player, respectively? Specifically, Audacity is playing the file waaay to slow.
posted by chocolate_butch to technology (4 answers total)
When I listen to a particular, MP3, specifically Crush Mode
, by the Glitch Mob, it plays at apparently normal speed, with a running time of 40:44. However, When I open it in Audacity, it plays much, much s-l-o-w-e-r, and at a running time of 55:57, and the sound is pitched way down. Almost like playing a 45 on 33, for those of you old enough to remember vinyl. I've never had this happen before, and wonder what is so magical about this particular mp3 that is seeming to baffle Audacity.
Anyone had this happen before? And what might I do to get Audacity to play the file at the correct speed?