Audacity, the popular audio editor and recorder app, has announced the second update to its 3.4.x release series. The new update, Audacity 3.4.2, brings several bug fixes and improvements to enhance the user experience.
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One of the major bug fixes in this update is a crash that occurred when opening projects with zero-length clips. Another significant fix addresses a crash that happened when clearing loops. Audacity 3.4.2 also fixes Nyquist-related crashes and a crash that occurred when closing the application.
The latest update now considers the sample rate of tracks when exporting a file, and the last-used sample rate is remembered. Additionally, copy-pasting now pastes into audio by default, but users can change this setting in Preferences.
Audacity 3.4.2 also includes a fix for clips shifting to the right when effects are applied. Users will also notice that mix and render now resets the gain for the resulting track. Other improvements include fixing clicks when overdubbing a project with muted tracks, rare cases where files were exported without a file extension, and pasting into labels.
The update also shows all sample rates possible for MP2 exports and fixes copying when “select all audio if selection required” is enabled. Furthermore, the update fixes EQs in macros and builds on armhf. Lastly, the update addresses the GTK detection and compilation for wxWidgets 3.2.4.
Check the release section for the full changelog.
How to Install Audacity 3.4.2 in Ubuntu 22.04 and 23.10
Today, we will discuss two ways to install Audacity 3.4.2 on your Ubuntu Linux. The first method involves using the Flatpak package, while the second involves using the AppImage.
Method 1: Flatpak Package
Audacity is available as a flatpak package that can be used on any platform. The Flatpak package runs in a secure sandbox environment.
To install Audacity using Flatpak, you will need to start by opening the terminal window. You can do this by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard.
If you are using Ubuntu, you can install Audacity as Flatpak by running the two commands given below, one by one:
sudo apt install flatpak flatpak install https://dl.flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.audacityteam.Audacity.flatpakref
Method 2: AppImage (Universal)
To install Audacity on your computer using AppImage, you need to follow these simple steps:
- Download the official AppImage from the link provided above.
- Once the download is complete, locate the downloaded file and right-click on it.
- In the context menu, select ‘Properties‘ to open the file properties dialog box.
- In the ‘Permissions’ tab of the dialog box, check the ‘Allow executing file as program‘ option to add executable permission to the file.
- Click ‘OK’ to save the changes and close the dialog box.
- Right-click on the file again and select “Run” to launch Audacity.
Following these instructions, you can easily install Audacity 3.4.2 on your Ubuntu Linux machine using the AppImage or Flatpak package.