.wma files not playing properly? Cracking and screeching

Hi.

So I put a song in Shotcut because I want to add lyrics to it, but, although the song plays perfectly well on my computer in any music player, putting it in Shotcut makes it ‘pop’ with screech-like noise. It’s like the software can’t render the songs properly…

Can you post a screenshot of the “Audio” tab on the “Properties” panel when you open the clip in Shotcut?

Seems to work fine here.
What are the properties of your .WMA files?

Here’s an example of mine that play just fine in Shotcut 18.01.02

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Audio
ID : 1
Format : WMA
Format version : Version 2
Codec ID : 161
Codec ID/Info : Windows Media Audio
Description of the codec : Windows Media Audio 9.2 - 192 kbps, 44 kHz, stereo 1-pass CBR
Duration : 4 min 28 s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 192 kb/s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 44.1 kHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Stream size : 6.14 MiB (99%)

Is this what you’re looking for? I cannot find any other properties…

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Yes, still same problem.
Version 20.07.11, timeline is linear like voice but actual sound is cracking and screeching sometimes. Audio was made in Windows 7 Recording application. It is small voice note.

Use Properties > Convert