| From Iain Mackay
| Fri, 10 Aug 2007 14:32:51 +0200 (CEST)
| Subject: [Audacity-help] (no subject)
| If I divide a long recording into sections by adding labels at, say,
| every 5 minutes, and then export to CD, there is a short break in
| the sound at each label when I play the CD.
| This does not matter when the label is added between tracks but it is
| important when the recording is continuous.
| The reason for adding the label is so that I can jump back on the CD
| to listen again to a section or jump forward to skip a section.
* don't export MP3 files for burning (which inherently have silence padding due
to the restrictions of the format)
* set your Project Rate bottom left of the Audacity screen to match the
sampling rate stated on the Track Panel
Audacity will not add silences in the exported files. The problem is with the
burning process. Most burning software will add a two second gap between
tracks by default, and even if you turn that off, you still have to burn with
Disk-at-Once if your software/hardware supports this, so that the burning laser
does not turn off between tracks. You also need to set Audacity to make the
track splits at the 1/75th second frames CDs use. For more detail, please see
Sections 5 and 6 of this tutorial:
If you wish, we have a Nyquist plug-in you can add to Audacity to create labels
at regular time intervals automatically (without adding silences between the
To use this, unzip the folder and extract equalabl.ny into the Plug-Ins folder
inside the Audacity installation folder. On Windows computers, the installation
folder is usually under "Program Files." On Mac OS X, it is usually under
"Applications." The plug-in will be available under the "Analyze" menu after
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