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November 28th, 2012, 07:35 AM
Since users will probably be making videos or recordings of church members and will, presumably, be using Ubuntu CE to project the videos, eventually the people in charge of projecting, etc. will probably want to "edit" stuff.

A very robust audio editor which has effects such as fading etc. that are relatively intuitive to carry out is Audacity.

However, apparently a bug has appeared in the last half year or so with some kind of "widgets" type thing and the top file bar is missing.

To be able to edit a song in Audacity, until the bug is addressed, one can:

a) Start the Audacity application itself first, not from a right click on a music file.
b) After the information popup is dealt with and the application is ready to go, one will see that there is no upper "file/edit/you name it" menu bar.
c) Depress the "Ctrl" key and "n" key.
d) After a short time a second window of Audacity will appear which will correctly display the menu bar. The first instance of Audacity, for this author, can be closed, although one may need to keep the first instance open, depending on the state of the user's OS.
e) One can then use the file button to navigate to the music selection and edit such.
f) the "effects" button is fully functional for things such as "fading" the beginning "into" or "out of" a song.

If anyone has questions, please feel free to ask.


November 28th, 2012, 04:10 PM
This author asks that the community excuse the use of the term Audacious instead of Audacity in the first post.

The terms have been changed.