I'm on a Chromebook so can't add coverart as I normally do using iTunes.
EDIT: Figured it out! Leaving this here in case anyone else needs it: Click!
Okay, so I started recording podfics a few years ago, and for most of that time I’ve used my iphone as a recording device. We all know that doesn’t result in the best sound quality, but it wasn’t horrible by any means and it worked just fine for me. Then I tried using my brother’s gaming headset with an attached mic and suddenly I had a much better and easier way to record my podfics. Now I’ve been inactive for a long time and I want to start making them again, but I no longer have access to a headset and I can’t go back to my iphone's sound quality. There’s just no way. So my question is - what type of recording equipment do you suggest I get? I was pretty comfortable with the headphone mic, but I know some podficcers use desktop microphones to record with some pretty good results. It might just be a preference thing, but I'd love some advice!
I can’t reproduce this with any reliability, other than to say it usually happens after 20+ minutes of recording.
This has happened in more than one file for me now. I’ve viewed the original source in both Audacity and GarageBand, and the data is definitely gone. There aren’t “holes” - it’s just as if I’d skipped over five seconds of text.
I’m moving all my production to GarageBand. It’s been a steep learning curve, but I’m working on an 8-hour podfic and there’s no way I can live with this level of unreliability. If you’re working on a longer project, I suggest you seriously consider the same thing. I’ve been using Audacity for years, but this is unacceptable.
If you've seen the same thing, or know what's going on there, I'd love to hear your input.
The only other thing I can think is that it's something I'm doing external to Audacity while recording -- perhaps a cloud-based incremental backup running in the background, but this seems very unlikely, and I close all other programs while I record. (I would run additional "experiments" with the backup program also closed, but I have no desire to torture myself further.)
Anyway, I just wanted to put that out there.