This problem I am having is with the software Audacity and how it seems to be retaining info from a previous edit in the meta data area. I am not sure if it is in the Audacity software or in something of how Tumbleweed handles things.
This is what happens:
1] Import a song into Audacity [File>Import>Audio]
2] Do adjustments on song [Cut dead spaces, amplify, etc.]
3] Export a song [File>Export>Export as MP3]
4] Opens a SAVE window [rename and Click on SAVE]
5] Opens an Edit Metadata tags window <<<<<<<<<<<<<<This is where problem is occurring.
The problem is that the data that is in the fields for Metadata is the wrong info, not related to the current song.
It is always the same info and has been for a long while. It seems to have saved it somewhere.
On another PC: I have tried this on another computer running Tumbleweed and this does not occur. On another PC the metadata it presents is the correct data, relational to the song I am working on.
The question I need information on is where do I look to delete this OLD data.
Is there a file somewhere this data could be stored and why is it being stored?
Is it a setting that I have done wrong in Audacity or Tumbleweed?
I have the latest version of Audacity that openSuse offers in YAST.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled Audacity, with a reboot in between.
When I uninstalled Audacity would all Audacity files be removed or would some linger?
I did, awhile ago, post in the Audacity forum, but never rec’d a reply.
Maybe there is something else occurring that I am not aware of?
Has anyone else had this problem?
If I have forgotten to mention something re:specs …
As an experiment, you could try going into ~/.audacity-config and looking at audacity.cfg. If need be, rename it to something like audacity.old and then re-opening Audacity to see if the problem persists. If it goes away, then just delete the obsolesced config file.
Worst case, delete the audacity-config directory itself and re-open Audacity.
As for why this happened, I have no idea. I use Audacity but only infrequently (I’ve used it to do waveform editing and post-processing for all the sounds on my phone and other sounds I have, but I’ve never experienced what you’re experiencing.
It is because in the metadata window, there is a button called " As Standard". That is the simple reason why every time this window gets opened, the standard gets loaded when you clicked it once. It is easy to delete the wrong metadata and hit “as standard” again and everything is gone…
This is what I did:
1] At first I Imported an audio file into Audacity and did my adjustments and then Exported as MP3, SAVEd it and when the Metadata window opened the OLD data was there.
I cleared it [CLEAR] and clicked on Set Default.
2] The 2nd time I Imported an audio file into Audacity and did my adjustments and then Exported as MP3, SAVEd it and when the Metadata window opened the window was blank.
3] The 3rd time I Imported an audio file into Audacity and did my adjustments and then Exported as MP3, SAVEd it and when the Metadata window opened the window contained Metadata from the previous song.
4] I exited from Audacity.
5] I started Audacity.
6] Without importing anything I went to Audacity>Edit>Metadata and clicked on CLEAR and then clicked on SET Default.
7] Now when I import an audio file, etc… and get to the Edit Metadata window it shows blank or it shows the current audio file’s Metadata information. NOTE: At this point I feel this has corrected my original complaint, but has opened another question. Questions:
a] Is there a way to set up Audacity to auto fill the Metadata for files where the Metadata window is blank?
b] Does Audacity have this capability or do I have to rely on other software [Picard, tag ease, etc.]