How to disable blank space on save

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How to disable blank space on save

Permanent link to this post Posted by delemur » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:26 pm

I was creating some loops and when I re-opened the .mp3 I had saved I noticed that Audacity was inserting a blank space at the beginning of each waveform. Does anyone know how I can disable his auto-insertion of blank space in the beginning of the track when I save the track?

I did search the manual and the forum. I'm sure this info is here, but I blanked on what keywords would be best to find the info.

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Re: How to disable blank space on save

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:41 pm

It is not possible to make seamless loops with MP3s because the format always has a bit of leading silence (technically, it's because the format does not define the overall encoder/decoder delay).

The solution is to use a different format, such as WAV or OGG.
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Re: How to disable blank space on save

Permanent link to this post Posted by delemur » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:33 pm

oh yes...just found this. Unfortunate. Thx.

https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tut ... oping.html

OGG's do seem to work fine.
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