Can I program a start/stop times for Audacity?

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Can I program a start/stop times for Audacity?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Emerogork2 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:05 am

Presently I am using windows task scheduler to switch on various on-line radio stations.
Is it possible to program Audacity to start and stop recording at a given times?
If you know of a method other than Windows task Manager, I would appreciate hearing it.

Also is it possible to set up Audacity to record the last hour of music?
After one hour, it should start deleting that which is an hour old and keep on recording new.
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Re: Can I program a start/stop times for Audacity?

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:09 am

I don't think you can get Audacity to do that via Task Scheduler - though you might want to look at the sound activated recording feature - see: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/Reco ... references

I too want a multi-event scheduler for Audacity which is why I wrote this proposal: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/Reco ... references

Would you like me to add your vote(s) to the relevant previous feature requests (see the end of the proposal)?

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Re: Can I program a start/stop times for Audacity?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Emerogork2 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:18 pm

I see no option to vote but yes, looks good to me...
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Re: Can I program a start/stop times for Audacity?

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:05 am

I've already added your vote...

See your parallel closely related posting: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=62246

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Re: Can I program a start/stop times for Audacity?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Emerogork2 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:23 am

waxcylinder wrote:I've already added your vote...

See your parallel closely related posting: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=62246

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I will hold my breath for the miracle... (-:
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Re: Can I program a start/stop times for Audacity?

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:37 am

Don't hold your beath too long ... :)

No new chages to Audacity will be underatken by the developers until 2.0 is out the door (we are in "feature freeze" mode) - and there are two Priority-2 bugs that are proving difficult to track down that are holding that back.

But once 2.0 is out I'm hopeful that one of the devs may want to pick this one up - I shall be campaigning anyway.

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Re: Can I program a start/stop times for Audacity?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Edgar » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:09 pm

Emerogork2 wrote:I will hold my breath for the miracle... (-:


If you do not wish to wait (you will be blue-in-the-face <grin> ) see my reply here:
http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=63137

It is really easy to add this feature to Audacity. It is also quite easy to control Audacity with something like AutoIt3* (a free Windows-based scripting app). This method requires you to write a script which starts recording and one which stops recording (again, a trivial task with AutoIt3 or most other scripting tools) then set up your scheduler to start Audacity a few seconds before the desired record start time, immediately trigger the record script then wait until the quit time to start the stop script. Since this is so easy to accomplish with tools outside Audacity I do not expect to see much desire by the Programmers to make the internal changes needed in Audacity to accomplish this (easy as they are to accomplish).

@elves--is it OK to post a link to AutoIt here?
*installer with "lite" editor:
http://www.autoitscript.com/site/autoit/downloads/
full-featured editor:
http://www.autoitscript.com/site/autoit-script-editor/downloads/
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Re: Can I program a start/stop times for Audacity?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Emerogork2 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:32 pm

Excellent, well as it appears to be(-:
Thanks
I am looking into it...
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Re: Can I program a start/stop times for Audacity?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Thu May 23, 2013 8:44 am

anjlena1 wrote:It is really easy to add this feature to Audacity. It is also quite easy to control Audacity with something like AutoIt3* (a free Windows-based scripting app). This method requires you to write a script which starts recording and one which stops recording (again, a trivial task with AutoIt3 or most other scripting tools) then set up your scheduler to start Audacity a few seconds before the desired record start time, immediately trigger the record script then wait until the quit time to start the stop script.

We tend to recommend AutoHotKey but since this is trivial in Autoit perhaps you would like to post an example Autoit3 script for us?



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