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3% remove it97% keep it
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Audacity 1.3.12

What is Audacity?

Audacity is a free digital audio editor and recording application. As well as recording audio from multiple sources, Audacity can also be used for post-processing of all types of audio, including podcasts by adding effects such as normalization, trimming, and fading in and out.

About  (from Audacity Team)

Audacity is an open source, cross-platform audio editor and recorder. Audacity can record and play sounds and import and export WAV, AIFF, MP3, and OGG files. Edit your sounds using cut, copy, and paste features (with unlimited undo functionality), mix tracks, or apply effects to your recordings. Audacity also has a bu...  Read more


The main program executable is audacity.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 13.8 MB (14,474,697 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: audacity.sourceforge.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Audacity 1.3 Beta\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Audacity 1.3 Beta\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 13.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Audacity 1.3.12

Program executable:audacity.exe
Audacity®, the Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor
Path:C:\Program Files\audacity 1.3 beta\audacity.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • lame_enc.dll (by www.mp3dev.org)
  • msvcm80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll
  • wxbase28_net_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxbase28_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxmsw28_adv_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28_core_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28_html_vc_custom.dll

How do I remove Audacity?

You can uninstall Audacity from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Audacity 1.3.12, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Audacity.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.52%
Windows 10 8.70%
Windows XP 5.43%
Windows Vista 4.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.13%
Windows 7 Professional 9.78%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.35%
Windows 10 Pro 4.35%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.36%
  Germany 23.01%
  United Kingdom 7.96%
  Italy 4.42%
  Austria 3.54%
  Australia 3.54%
  Canada 1.77%
  France 1.77%
  United Arab Emirates 0.88%
  Argentina 0.88%
  Belgium 0.88%
  BG 0.88%
  Brazil 0.88%
  Estonia 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 39.62%
Dell 18.87%
Hewlett-Packard 18.87%
ASUS 3.77%
Intel 3.77%
Sony 3.77%
Toshiba 3.77%
American Megatrends 3.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion P6000 Series 2.63%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 1.32%
TOSHIBA Satellite L550 1.32%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 1.32%
Sony VPCEB3M1E 1.32%

About Audacity Team

Audacity was started by Dominic Mazzoni and Roger Dannenberg at Carnegie Mellon University and was released as open-source software at SourceForge.net in 2000.
Publisher URL: web.audacityteam.org


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