This is a first post, I'm not even sure if I've addressed it right
In all versions so far I know of it could be a lot easier to find a
particular part of the recording. In Windows Media Player (spit?) you
just drag the cursor repeatedly, homing in quickly, not that you can
do anything when you get there.
In Audacity you have to position the mouse, being very careful not to
drag it or you will create an unintended selection and hit the play
button and listen. Next scroll back or forwards, position the mouse
again and so on.
Basically my complaint is that I'm lazy, but it is such a short life
I notice that right-clicking over the waveform window doesn't seem to
do anything. Perhaps some options could be included here.
I'm making this up as I go along. I've just opened up a 5 hour
recording of BBC7 and I want to find and snip out for future
posteriority 'Salem lot' broadcast roughly at 1800-1830.
I hit magnify a few times.... and at the same time wonder why the
other channel shows a completely straight line - Oh Dear!
OK - that's another matter.
Now - one thing I've noticed is that repeated magnify's seem to go a
bit over the top sometimes. Suddenly they are telling you about
details too detailed - like the value of every sample - I have found
this problem in every version so far. It's a minor problem, I just hit
'view' > 'fit in window' and start again.
Anyway I'm looking at my recording now
It's a tricky one, how to deal with this
All I can suggest is AN EXTRA SCROLL BAR below , I can't think of any
other way to do it. Start and end of the scroll bar would be the start
and end of the whole recording.
You will have all quite ACCURACTLY dismisseed theese as the ravings
of a piss-head - well i'm not always pissed, BUT
Ideas can come from all sorts of sources