| From "Daniel L. Johnson" <johnsondanl@...>
| Sat, 17 Jun 2006 21:39:16 -0500
| 1: I cannot find documentation on how to REMOVE a label that I've
| created. I can move the bounds of the label, and even (unreliably)
| change the name, but can't find a removal process.
There should be full Reference documentation in the inbuilt program help
(Help > About) but the documentation about the label tracks is also here
and the entire Reference documentation is also online here
As you have backspace problems the easiest way to delete individual
labels from a label track is to select the area containing the label flags
you wish to delete, and choose Delete or Silence from the Edit Menu.
You can close the entire label track by clicking [X] on the track panel.
| The documentation is not clear about the similarities and differences of
| marking a selection versus a playback position. "Add label at
| selection" seems to imply the marking of the bounds of a highlighted
| area, and "Add label at playback position" seems to imply that a label
| is created relevant to only a particular point in the track(s). I... created
| labels at a series of playback positions as markers, then went back and
| used these as guides to create highlighted areas, which I also labelled.
| I then used /File-Export Multiple/, and was surprised to discover two
| sets of .wav files, one based on the playback-position labels, the other
| based on the highlighted-selection labels.
Your interpretation of the distinction between marking selected areas and
cursor positions is correct. If you use a playback position marker as a
reference point for an additional selection area marker, you are quite
properly creating an additional marker, as you would see if you zoomed in.
Probably the easiest way is just to zoom in sufficiently, make your new
marker based on a selection, and delete the previous marker relating to
the playback position, by drawing a selected area over it and Edit > Silence
or Edit > Delete.
| I subsequently did a test in which I marked a file using only
| playback-position labels, and then discovered that this creates a series
| of files that begin at the label and end with the next label or the end
| of the file.
That's correct, as exporting a file that corresponded only to a cursor
point rather than an area of audio would make no sense. If you want to
export multiple selected areas, the markers you add should be based on
selecting that area, then Edit > Add label at selection, not on putting
the cursor at a position, then Edit > Add label at selection.
| 3: File-Export Multiple yields only a single message, repeated with each
| Exporting Entire Project as a WAV (Microsoft) file
| Ideally, this would say, Exporting Entire Project...
| Writing label.wav to /dired
| (giving the filename and target directory, to confirm what's actually
| being done...
We realise this, but thanks for pointing it out.
Referring to backspace in labels causing crashes, and very slow editing of
labels, this may have to wait for a developer with Linux experience to
respond, but it may be the package you installed Audacity with (rpath)
is corrupt, out of date, or has not been installed properly, or uses an
experimental portaudio v19. Another user who built from an rpath
package reported many strange interface issues. Does using the Gnome
Desktop force you to use this particular distribution package? You could try
compiling Audacity from source which should give you a more stable
You can download the source code from here
or browse through it here
See here for instructions on using the source code to compile Audacity
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