[audacity4blind] Re: Querying/finding out current cursor position?

  • From: "Jacob Kruger" <jacob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:23:51 +0200

Thanks.

Will try playing around a bit more with it - just find it strange that am pretty sure it was simpler/easier last time tried this - think took me like total of around 10 minutes to align a narrated soundtrack with an original one.

Anyway, sounds almost like playback and other cursor are in fact same object/element?

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

----- Original Message ----- From: "David Bailes" <david_bailes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 1:01 PM
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Querying/finding out current cursor position?


Hi Jacob,
you can find out the current cursor position either by pressing [ with no playback, or by moving to the selection bar by pressing ctrl+f6, and tabbing to the selection start control. In addition, playback starts from the cursor position, so starting playback will give you a rough idea of where the cursor is.
One or two comments about your method:
1. When you're moving the cursor, you don't have to have the track selected.
2. You're using the left selection dialog box ([) to move the cursor. Although you can do this, there are some advantages in using the selection start control on the selection bar for doing this: - as long as you set the end/length radio buttons on the selection bar to length, then if you decrease the selection start control you won't accidentally create a selection. If you decrease the time in the left selection boundary dialog, then you'll end up with a selected time range which ends at the original cursor position. For what you're doing it actually doesn't matter, but often it does. - the second advantage is that when you changing the time in the selection start control, you can also use the shortcuts for playback, so that you can quickly check where you are. 3. After you've moved the cursor, you don't have to move the cursor to the start of the selection using a command on the edit menu.

If you're still having problems, I would suggest starting with a single track in the project and checking whether you can move the start of the audio to the cursor position in this simpler case.

David.


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From: Jacob Kruger <jacob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, 11 April 2013, 22:26
Subject: [audacity4blind] Querying/finding out current cursor position?




And, specifically mean editing cursor, not current
playback position?

This is now since while could easily enough - I
think in prior version of audacity, and not current 2.0.3 version take a
combination of the original soundtrack of a movie clip, along with then also
importing the narrated/described soundtrack into another audio track, and using
a combination of first turning selection on for only the original,
longer track, using enter key to toggle selections, then manually setting
selection start using [ key while not playing back as such to a point where
wanted to align start of narrated track to, then using edit menu, told it to
align cursor with start of selection, and would then turn off selection on that audio track, move over to other, shorter, narrated one, turn on selection, and
tell it to align track position with cursor position, off track menu | align
tracks submenu, and could then just hit ctrl + A again, and test/try out new
alignment by hitting space bar to toggle playback of combination of tracks, but, it's now definitely not re-aligning/moving that track, and is just leaving it sitting at 00:00:00.000, as if each time I turn off selection on initial track,
and turn it on for secondary track, it's sort of automatically re-aligning
cursor to follow selection start change, which doesn't seem to help, and just in case, I tried first removing jaws scripts, and then replacing them, etc., but,
no go/difference, either way.

In other words, would just prefer to be able to
make sure cursor has in fact been relocated before trying to realign second
track with it, and, am also wondering why there are two separate submenu's on
track menu:
align tracks
align and move cursor

And, they both have the same submenu items under
them, including something like move to cursor position - doesn't make sense to
align a track to a cursor position, and move cursor to somewhere it already
is..?

Anyway, really not sure why this isn't working like
it did before, and maybe will need to try uninstalling this latest version, and sort of roll back to prior version, even if only to double check that it's not just me who's forgotten something else needed to do to make this process work
easily enough last time...?

TIA for any thoughts/suggestions

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype:
BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his
spirit...'

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