I have been wanting to write up a little something on this. I've found it
to be rather simple using Audacity. You find the spot where you want to
break, and you select from their to the end of the track and choose Split
from the Project menu (Ctrl-Y). Don't ask me why it's in the Project menu
but it is...
Doing that creates another track and moves everything from that point on
to the second track. Keep doing this until they're all split.
A couple pointers: Be sure you get the WHOLE rest of the track! If there
is a split second at the end that is not selected when you split, your
first track maintains the same size and more disk space is used. If you
get it all, the first track is now the correct size just for that track.
This becomes important when handling the tracks.
Once you've split the tracks, you can do a couple things depending on your
desired goal. I always line up all the tracks at 0 next, which can be
done by selecting the track (click on the left track-header) and choosing
Align to Zero (or something like that) from the Project menu again; it
can also be done by dragging the track using the <---> tool. My purpose
is to record cassettes or vinyl, cut, and publish to CD, so my next step
is to select each track individually and Export Selection to WAV from the
File menu, giving each some arbitrary name like 1.wav, 2.wav, etc... The
name isn't important because it doesn't stick around long. Once I've
exported each track to .wav, I create a Table Of Contents file (toc) for
use with cdrdao and write the CD. I use CDRDAO because apparently writing
track at once creates unnecessary pauses between tracks, etc....
On Mon, 05 Aug 2002 12:16:14 -0700
> Message: 3
> Date: Sun, 04 Aug 2002 22:29:57 -0400
> From: "James E. LaBarre" <jamesl@...>
> To: audacity-users@...
> Subject: [Audacity-users] Track sp;itting
> Is there a way to mark a file for splitting into multiple files?
> (recording an album to split into songs). I haven't found an app that
> is at all reliable at automatically detecting tracks (have tried Spin
> Doctor, Gramofile), so I might as well do it myself anyway. It would be
> handy to mark break points to then automatically split into seperate