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Audacity Forum for Questions or Problems

There is no technical support by email or telephone. Most questions are answered in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)documentation, and the additional Tutorials and Tips on the Audacity Wiki. All these resources are searchable using the “Find” box center right on all pages.

If you still need help, expert assistance is available on the Audacity Forum. Visually impaired users should ask for help on the audacity4blind mailing list.

To post a question on the Forum, please register, confirm your registration then log in. Choose the correct subforum (for example, “Windows” in the Audacity 2.x Help Forum), click “New Topic” top left, then submit your message. Help in other languages can be obtained from various online forums including the Audacity International Forums.

Always give plenty of information, notably your full (three-section) Audacity version number, when asking questions on Audacity Forum. You can find more help with joining and using  Audacity Forum here.

Suggestions, Bug Reports, Feature Requests and Pull Requests/Patches

You can email us about any Audacity matter, but not for technical support – this is provided on the Audacity Forum. Please write in English language only. Please tell us your experiences of the Audacity software, documentation or website. We particularly welcome the following:

  • Reports of possible Audacity bugs
  • Requests for new or enhanced features
  • Offers to contribute to the Audacity project.

We are not interested in offers of new advertising or monetization schemes. In particular, we do not and will not bundle other software with the Audacity installer.

Bug reports: Please check both the Release Notes for your specific version of Audacity 2.x and Reporting Bugs before making a report. We are not fixing bugs in the legacy 1.2 or 1.3 series – please upgrade to the latest version of Audacity instead.

Please include the following information. This is important.

  1. The exact three-section version number of Audacity (for example, 2.1.0) – you can check this at Help > About Audacity, or Audacity > About Audacity on Mac OS X
  2. Your operating system (for example, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Mac OS X 10.9.5)
  3. Details of what you were trying to do, including what steps led to the problem occurring, and the text of any error messages.
  4. If possible, please include the “Audacity.zip” file which you can generate for us at Help > Generate Support Data…. If there is a crash, Audacity will normally offer to generate this zip file before exiting.

Git Pull Requests and Patches: We welcome Git pull requests if you can offer us a fix for a known bug or a new or enhanced feature. Also see Submitting Patches on Audacity Wiki for an alternative way of offering code improvements.

Discussion Lists

  • Subscribe to our mailing lists to discuss Audacity with our community of users and developers.
  • C++ developers: please join our developers’ list to learn about the Audacity source code and contribute to making Audacity even better!
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