Audacity v2.0.5

Wolfghost on 19 Nov 2013

Audacity is a sound editor with support for most audio formats and sophisticated effects such as noise removal and studio reverb. Users can record live audio, compress or convert file types, as well as cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.

Due to licensing restrictions, users must follow these instructions to export to MP3.

Alternatively, Audacity Portable and X-Audacity are also available. The program is cross-platform and Version 2.0 supports Win 98/ME.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Audacity
Unicode support: Yes. Separate versions available.
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty folder and name it Portable Settings in the same directory
  3. Launch Audacity.exe
(Thanks to user "r" for instructions posted to this forum thread.)
What's new?
  • On a very few machines, the Windows WDM-KS low latency host caused Audacity 2.0.4 to hang or the computer to crash. WDM-KS has been removed from Audacity 2.0.5 while we work on safely enabling this host. WDM-KS will still be available for testing in the Windows alpha development builds.
  • Fixed a bug where Audacity would not record until the current input was reselected.

8 comments on Audacity  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

XPect 2006-04-18 01:35

This launcher won't run properly on machines where the registry modification as been disabled by admin !

Anonymous 2007-01-30 22:59

Registry handling was improved in this version (1.2.6) for Guest and Limited accounts.

Webfork 2007-05-28 20:02

Excellent and useful basic audio edition program especially for users of digital recording devices. Being able to do basic filtering, normalize audio, and cut useless silence is irreplacable. Advanced features for multi-track recording also available. Recommend that users take a few minutes to learn the shortcut keys -- makes the program so much better.

r 2007-09-15 13:28

audacity can be made portable by downloading the .ZIP version from here:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/beta_windows

afterwards, unzip the contents and in the directory which houses "audacity.exe" create a folder called "portable settings"

this will write all settings into this folder... hence making it portable.
(instructions are also available here:
http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Portable_Audacity)

use UPX Tool+ to compress "audacity.exe" and you have a portable version that is less than 2 MB.

recording-man 2009-04-30 05:35

I am working on large audio material (30min speech - sometimes with music). Functions: Normalize - Compress / Limit, Cut, Equalize. Audacity is much to slow to handle that.
(Wavosaur is better - Nero Wave Eeditor is realy fast, but it is not stable.)

mrpink 2012-03-15 13:28

Probably stealth. Delete the registry key after the first time you launch the program and see if it gets recreated

V2.0.0

shodan816 2012-03-15 13:36

This 'portable' version still creates a registry entry and\or writes to the User folder. If you want TRUE portability, download it from: http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/audacity_portable

V2.0.0

olliebean 2014-04-21 12:04

The registry key can be deleted, and is not recreated on subsequent launches. Alternatively, you can prevent it being created in the first place: before first launch, create a new text file in the Portable Settings folder called audacity.cfg, containing the single line: "NewPrefsInitialized=1" (without quotes).

This makes the program stealth. The only files it writes to the User folder are in %TEMP%. (And even this can be changed in the settings.)

v2.0.5

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