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Old man, occasional user, needs a reminder re: How To...

Permanent link to this post Posted by cglenn » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:13 pm

Version 2.0.5

It's been so long that I have forgotten how to do something, which is to add 30 seconds of silence to the end of an audio file.

The end result is, everything I try, the 30 (or any number) seconds *replace* the audio file.

I open an mp3 file. It plays just fine.
I edit>move cursor>to end of track.
I generate>silence>enter 30 seconds.
The 2.6 second mp3 clip is replaced by 30 seconds of silence.

I tried selecting all after moving the cursor to end of track, but that made no difference.

What have I forgotten to do?
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Re: Old man, occasional user, needs a reminder re: How To...

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:29 pm

cglenn wrote:... I tried selecting all after moving the cursor to end of track ...

Don't select all. Just move the cursor to the end, then generate silence.
If you select audio, then generate silence, the selected audio is replaced by silence.
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Re: Old man, occasional user, needs a reminder re: How To...

Permanent link to this post Posted by cglenn » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:17 pm

I did it without selecting all first.
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Re: Old man, occasional user, needs a reminder re: How To...

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:08 pm

I'm on Windows , but I think the procedure will be identical on Audacity on a Mac ...

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Re: Old man, occasional user, needs a reminder re: How To...

Permanent link to this post Posted by cglenn » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:13 am

Yes, that is what I did. So it's not my mind. I guess I'll dl the newest version and should fix my problem.
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