Audacity fails when saving edited mp3 as mp3

Colin Law clanlaw at
Tue Jun 28 14:42:06 UTC 2016

On 28 June 2016 at 15:21, Tom Rausner <tom at> wrote:
> Hi All.
> I've just ended the editing of a sound recording made at a wedding.
> when I wanted to save the editing to a mp3-file I got following message:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> ../src/common/wincmn.cpp(478): assert "GetEventHandler() == this" failed
> in ~wxWindowBase(): any pushed event handlers must have been
> removed
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Ernestly I don't understand the message so...
> I ended up by erasing Audacity and purging. Then I installed it again
> and got the same message once more.
> The original recording was a mp3, 48000 Hz.
> Is it likely to be a problem in Audacity or is it more likely the file
> causing problems ?
> Anybody understanding the message ?

If you google for that error message (and the word audacity) you will
see that it has been seen by others.  I suggest looking at those to
try and work out if it has been fixed.  Some look quite old, are you
using an old version of audacity?


> Tom
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