Audacity is a multi-track audio recorder that allows you to record and play sounds with ease. You can also use this application to import and export WAV, MP3, OGG and other file formats. Whether you are a novice user or professional, you will benefit from the intuitive interface and the nice list of features that this application has. However, you are likely to encounter some errors with this program. The following are common issues and solution on Audacity for Windows 10.

Part 1. How to Record Audio with Audacity for Windows 10 Alternative

You do not have to put up with the any errors when using Audacity. The best solution will be to look for an alternative audio recorder for Windows 10 device. One of the best applications that you should consider installing if you want to record audio on Windows is iMusic for Windows. (For Mac users, you can use iMusic Mac as the Audacity for Mac alternative.)

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With this application, you can record unlimited free music on your Windows PC (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista) from Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, MySpace, iTunes SoundCloud and many other music streaming services with absolute ease. It uses a virtual sound card that allows you to download audio to MP3 or M4A format without messing up the original quality. You can use it to record absolutely any sound that you hear on your PC. It allows you to listen to the same quality of music from applications such as iTunes and Spotify or the web. Get more benefits from this Windows 10 audio recorder:

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  • It features ID3 tag identification technology that easily identifies and tags the recorded music with Title, Album, Artist and more.
  • It allows you to record music directly to iTunes using an "Add to iTunes" that is embedded in it.
  • It comes with a built-in music player that allows you to play both recorded and desktop music easily.
  • It automatically splits tracks as well as separate audio files.
  • It eliminates ads between audio tracks that are being recorded.

Steps to Record Audio with Audacity for Windows 10 Alternative

The following is the procedure for recording audio on your Windows 10 PC.

Step 1. Install and launch the audio recorder

First, you need to make sure that this application is installed on your computer. You can click the Download button below to get the installation file, double-click it to install the software. After that, launch it and click the tab "GET MUSIC".

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Step 2. Record audio on Windows 10

In "GET MUSIC" window, find and click the third tab "RECROD", then click the red recod icon to make the program ready for the recording process. After that, you will need to go to the websites that have the music you want to record or applications such as iTunes and Spotify and then play the audio. iSkysoft Audio Recorder for Windows should be able to detect the audio and then start to record the music automatically.

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Note: If you find the record feature doesn't work, you need to set up the settings: Click the gear icon icon in the upper right of the window and select "Settings" > Click the Recording tab in the appeared window, and then choose "no virtual sound card used model". Click "OK" to apply the settings.

Step 3. Check out recorded music

In "LIBRARY" window, find and click the microphone icon on the left side of the window. After then, you can see all recorded songs are displayed. Next, you can select them to transfer to iPhone, Android phone, iPod and other devices for playback, or burn them to CDs, or create a car playlist with them. It depends on your needs.

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Part 2. Common Issues and Solutions on Audacity for Windows 10 Not Working

The following are the most common errors that you can get.

1. "Error While Opening Sound Device"

When this error occurs, there is a problem with Audacity, the operating system you are using, or recording settings of your sound device. To resolve it, you will need to check all available inputs and make sure that they are enabled.

2. "Error: Not Well Formed (Invalid Token) at Line X"

This error can occur if Audacity or the operating system has problems. You will need to diagnose them and fix the errors or do a re-installation if necessary.

3. Audacity "Error Code 1400" Error

When you get this error when using Audacity, it could be because of compatibility issues or problems with the drivers. To fix it, you will need to run System Restore or do a clean re-installation of Audacity.

4. "The LAME_ENC.DLL File Was Not Found"

This error occurs when Audacity is missing some components. To fix it, you will need to update the application or reinstall it afresh.

5. "Error Loading Lame_enc.dll"

To resolve this error, you will need to make sure that Audacity is properly installed on your PC. A reinstallation may need to be done if the problem persists.


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