Audacity: Enter values as text

Normalisieren in Audacity

In Audacity changes could be made via check boxes, sliders and/or direct input of values, depending on the function or window. The latter doesn’t work anymore since the Vivid release.

Audacity isn’t got flawlessly programmed software. At the desktop environment, there isn’t (everything is possible, so LXDE instead Enlightenment briefly loaded). A newer or fixed version as v2.0.6 (October 2014) isn’t in the repositories, and no not yet released and not even for Wily – and that, although v2.1.0 is final since 2015-03-29.

In the repositories for Debian Sid there is nothing newer (in exceptional cases, such as Chromium is very neglected treated in Ubuntu, you can install Debian packages by dpkg, but you have consider dependencies). That Ubuntu hasn’t otherwise, no surprise, it makes use of it. Accordingly, the Debian version brings the same issues. Also the quasi-official unstable PPA (after installing revealed an alpha, pff) with deb files from March isn’t better.

Usually I compile the one or the other current version themselves, such as VLC and Pidgin for many years. However for me make brought a non detachable error in Audacity.

The gag is that the problem is known. In Ubuntu Vivid and Debian Jessie and Sid Audacity is built against wxWidgets v3.x – and Audacity is not yet compatible. Nothing happens. Fixes in Audacity (in the corresponding distributions) always take longer than average.

The Chinese Blogger Panda Jim alias “Ji m” has compiled against wxWidgets v2.8.12 and provides the packages in his PPA:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Currently Audacity is there only. If you want to make sure, you unsubscribe the PPA, but Audacity so also gets no any updates:

sudo apt-add-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity
sudo apt-get update

Instead subscribing of foreign source, you can also manually download the two packages. Standing in the path you have execute:

sudo dpkg -i audacity* && sudo apt-get -f install

Well done. Solved for this moment.