I can't believe how much trouble I'm having trying to follow either your
email directions or the manual link you provided me. Let's start with my
first question.............prior to recording the one side of my cassette
tape in anticipation of using the Silence Finder or the Manaul Label
Selection, do I still set the selection format to "cdda min :sec: frames 75
fps and the Snap- To to the snap on selection. I did, however, the wave
format didn't look right . Was very flat.but maybe that's OK.
Second, I tried to use the Silence Finder ....I recorded 5 songs therefore
should have had 6 flags i.e. one at the beginning and end and one each
between songs. I got 10 Flags!!!!! So I changed the second interval option
to 2.0 seconds from 1.5 and then I got even more Flags.....12!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also, when I did the multiple export the songs had the wrong labels ,
duplicates ,etc. It appears that I should add the label at the beginning of
the song rather than at the end but I'm not sure about this.....Anyway, I
gave up on the Silence Finder methodology and tried the Manual assigning of
labels. This created even more problems and questions. I used the
selection cursor and clicked at the end of the first song. Entered
"Project", add label at selection and the label track popped up i clicked
on it and entered the song title. I tried to do the same at the end of the
second song, but it still had the name of the first track in the label track
box and asked me if I wanted to change the name of the track. Of course, I
don't want to do that. After I assign the first label, How do I getthe
first labesl name out of the label track assignment box so I can put in a
new label for the second song? ( Would it make any difference If I took the
selection cursor and dragged it over the song by holding down my mouse? I
did try that too but itdidn't seem to make any difference.) I'm not sure
I'm going about the "Selections Process" to identify the portion of the tape
that I want to assign a label.
I know I didn't get the lables assigned at all because I thought I'd try to
mutiple export the songs that I thought I had assigned labels to, but the
program popped up a menu that said there was only one track and no labels.
I thought I could work my way through and finally "see the light" but I'm
lost. If you think you can help I would appreciate it.
Thanks,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Billy R Gilleland
----- Original Message -----
To: "Mr BILLY R GILLELAND" <billgill1@...>
Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2007 5:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Audacity-help] Suggestion
> | From Mr BILLY R GILLELAND
> | Sun, 18 Feb 2007 10:31:43 -0500
> | Subject: [Audacity-help] Suggestion
> | lderbitS Sound Recorder and Sound Editor software has a feature
> | that allows one to "automatically" split imports of whatever into it
> | component tracks.... with one click.
> Current versions of Audacity should have a "Silence Finder" under the
> menu which automatically adds "labels" at silences in the audio track.
> The labels
> appear in a new Label Track underneath the audio track. Silence Finder can
> therefore be used to mark points between cassette or LP tracks in a
> If you don't have Silence Finder you can obtain it here as a Nyquist
> Simply select and copy the full text from that link and paste it into a
> new empty
> text file in Notepad or similar text editor. Ensure WordWrap is off. Then
> save it
> as silencemarker.ny, move it into your Audacity Plug-Ins folder and
> Audacity. On Windows machines, Audacity's Plug-Ins folder by default is
> On Mac OS X, it is usually under "Applications."
> | Really a time saving feature compared to the procedure that must be
> | followed in Audacity. (Unless there is a simpler procedure other
> | spitting off each track and then exporting each track to the music
> file in the
> | computer.)
> Obviously you can simply export the whole recording as one file if
> but if you use Silence Finder to add labels (or add them manually with the
> Project > Add label at Selection command), you can then use Audacity's
> File > Export Multiple command to export multiple audio files at one go,
> based on the split points marked by the labels.
> Labels can be typed in so that they carry the name of the exported audio
> file. You can type in the label at any time by clicking in the label, then
> after typing, press ENTER or click outside the label. If adding labels
> with Project > Add Label at Selection, you can type in the label
> after that command. Avoid using system-prohibited characters such as "?"
> the labels as this will prevent the files exporting. Project > Add label
> selection also has a hotkey which is CTRL + B by default but can be
> (as can all the hotkeys) on the Keyboard tab of Preferences.
> When you click File > Export Multiple, you will get a dialogue where you
> the Export Format (e.g. WAV or MP3) and Export Location. If you first
> track split
> is between the first and second LP or cassette track, check the box
> "include audio before first label".
> If you choose to "Name Files using Label/Track Name", each exported audio
> will have the name that you typed in the label, but if you choose
> consecutively", the label names will be ignored in favour of what you type
> in the
> "File name Prefix" text box.
> If you are exporting as MP3 the Title ID3 tag will be automatically
> by the exported filename, and the Track Number ID3 tag will be
> determined by the order of the tracks on the screen.
> Read more about Label Tracks here
> Gale Andrews
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> Tested on: 2/18/2007 10:07:24 PM