Remove blank space within track

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Remove blank space within track

Permanent link to this post Posted by UserSpencer » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:45 pm

Hello,

I have an Audacity file containing a single track with multiple clips, which are separated by blank space. (Note - they are not separated by silence within a clip. They are separate clips, and there is nothing in the audio track in between them.)

I'm looking for a way to automatically remove that blank space, so that those clips are immediately joined end to end. So far what I've been doing is looking at the time signatures of when the first clip ends and the second clip starts, highlighting the space in between, and deleting. I've also played with highlighting a random section in between, and stretching the double-headed arrow. This would work, but it doesn't always lock to the beginning/end of the adjacent clips.

It seems like there must be a better way to do this. Does anyone know of a way?

Thanks.
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Re: Remove blank space within track

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:49 am

I thought one of the serious shortcomings of Audacity 2.1.2 was the inability to translate "nothing" segments of the timeline to time. That is, when you exported the show, all the nothings would vanish and smash all the clips into each other. Have you tried that?

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Re: Remove blank space within track

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:29 pm

UserSpencer wrote:I have an Audacity file containing a single track with multiple clips, which are separated by blank space. (Note - they are not separated by silence within a clip. They are separate clips, and there is nothing in the audio track in between them.)

I'm looking for a way to automatically remove that blank space, so that those clips are immediately joined end to end.

Try Truncate Silence, setting "Truncate to" to 0 seconds.


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Re: Remove blank space within track

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:30 pm

kozikowski wrote:I thought one of the serious shortcomings of Audacity 2.1.2 was the inability to translate "nothing" segments of the timeline to time. That is, when you exported the show, all the nothings would vanish and smash all the clips into each other.

Export only removes the white space before the track starts.


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Re: Remove blank space within track

Permanent link to this post Posted by UserSpencer » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:06 pm

Thanks for the replies.

Try Truncate Silence, setting "Truncate to" to 0 seconds.


It looks like this does the trick, thanks!
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