[audacity4blind] Re: Removing Buffer Stops and Starts in YouTube Songs

  • From: "Jacob Kruger" <jacob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2014 09:08:53 +0200

Not necessarily relevant, but, as a starting point, instead of, presumably 
recording playback while youTube is operating in the browser, look at:
http://www.youtube-mp3.org/

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"Roger Wilco wants to welcome you...to the space janitor's closet..."

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Linda Adams 
  To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, 05 April, 2014 3:37 AM
  Subject: [audacity4blind] Removing Buffer Stops and Starts in YouTube Songs


  Hello.  I am Linda Adams, new to your list.  

  I have just begun to use Audacity as a sound editor to get rid of the stops 
and starts found in most YouTube songs.  I have removed these bits of silence 
with open bracket, closed bracket, spacebar to stop the music, and then 
backspace to delete.  This works, but the music has a sound as though I had 
stopped a cassette recorder instead of pausing.  How do I make the music smooth 
as I delete those silences so that that break is not heard?  I have tried 
counting seconds between the silences, but I just don’t seem to be fast enough 
to respond.  

  I used to use a program on my XP machine called Polderbits and loved it, but 
it won’t delete silences.  What I liked about Polderbits was that when I right 
arrowed through a song, when I stopped arrowing, the music stopped, giving me a 
chance to stop and start a selection just where I wanted it.  Audacity seems to 
keep playing music even when you stop arrowing.  Is there any way for me to get 
better control or coordination of the deleting silences process?  

  Thank you for any advice.  I am curious to know how else you are using 
Audacity.  

  Linda Adams

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