[audacity4blind] Re: Finding start point of a track

  • From: Hettie <woehler.hettie@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ted Galanos <tr.galanos@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 21:09:33 +0200

Hi Ted

Thanks for this valuable information. I was able to remove the silent spots at the start of the file but there are some click sounds which was not deleted because it is not silent.

I see there is a click remover in this menu but it didn't remove the clicks, I suppose that is because I don't know the meanings of those fields?

How can I remove those clicks?

O yes, the recording now starts about 1 second after pressing space so I did achieve one irritation.


On 2020/09/26 4:43 pm, Ted Galanos wrote:

Good morning,
The fastest way to do this is to select the entire track by hitting Jay, shift K. Then using truncate.
Press alt see for your exact menu then tea for Tryon Kate.
You will see several edit fields along with a combo box leave most of this as the default but in the third edit field, change it to one or two seconds by typing 1.0 or 2.0. Then simply hit enter and the silence is will be reduced to one or two seconds. This should be much more manageable for you.

Ted Galanos
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On Sep 26, 2020, at 9:07 AM, Hettie <woehler.hettie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi List

I imported a mp3 file into Audacity. There is a long silence at the start of the track which I want to remove.

 Do I need to place a right bracket at the start of the track to mark the section I want to remove?

I pressed the spacebar to start listening. When I heard the click of the beginning of the recording I pressed spacebar before pressing shift f6 to skip about 2 minutes of silence.

When I pressed the spacebar to listen whether or not I'm at the spot where the actual audio starts there was still just silence.

How can I specify the time to be removed faster to save some time?

If this is a clumsy description I hope the more experienced folks will be able to make sense of it all. I tried to find the answer in the manual but am still too dumb to fully understand what the manual is explaining to me, smiles.


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