I have Audacity on my computer, have used it successfully in the past to edit short sound clips downloaded from the Internet and material recorded through the microphone. Now I want to edit some music that I have downloaded (legally) from the Internet. The files are in .wma format and are stored on my computer. I can open the files in Audacity but cannot play them. If I try I just get a short 'shriek' and the cursor whizzes through the file in less than a second.
My interpretation of this is that the files are very compressed when I load them and Audacity is not uncompressing them. I've tried saving the files with different file extensions but nothing works.
I also have a, different, problem when I try to record Cds playing on my computer CD player, but will deal with one at a time.
Will be very grateful if any Audacity experts can help.