Professional Sound Editing with Audacity
Subject:   great tool, but boy is it slow
Date:   2005-04-20 13:25:39
From:   kwidholm
I love Audacity, and am impressed by the dedication of the developers. However, it's difficult for me to work with for any length of time as it is extremely slow to open and save files. Example:
Open and display 215mb AIFF stereo file in Peak: 5 seconds
Open and display a 215mb AIFF stereo file in Audacity: 31 seconds.

I'm sure this will improve, and I will continue to watch and recommend Audacity to casual users.