Voice narration saves as .wav
Voice narration saves as .m4a
.M4A is a file I can't use in many places and I "used" to use Camtasia to do my audio recordings because it offers the noise removal tool. What was the reason behind this change?
Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Camtasia Feedback Feature Request Round-Up.
The .wav file was actually an mp3 (used for compression) contained within a .wav. I believe we dropped .wav because of the mp3 licensing fee. M4a is a widely accepted format and therefore our thinking was that would work for a large percentage of users. As you point out, m4a doesn't work everywhere.
If you don't mind me asking, what places are you using where .wav is your preferred format?
Thanks to those that helped clarify the need here and added their votes. Due to the number of higher priority items we’ll be addressing ahead of this idea, we are not planning to address the idea at this time. If it’s suggested in future roundups and priority rises, we’d reevaluate its priority.
You need to make sure you have the FFmpeg import/export library installed.
This is easy to do.
I would also while your at it install the Lame mp3 encorder too.
Not needed for m4a files but if you want export mp3 out of Audacity you need to have it.