Updated the Help screen and corrected the default “Import Folder”.
The default “Import Folder” is now set correctly (previous version incorrectly set it to the root folder).
I think that the default should be the users home folder on all platforms (feedback required from users with other OS’s).
The default “Import Folder” is now displayed in the Help screen.
It should be possible to set the “Import Folder” relative to the default (Users home folder?).
For example on Linux the “Import Folder” can be set to the Desktop by either entering:
Again, it would be helpful if this could be checked on other OS’s.
It should not matter if a file separator (“” or “/” depending on the OS) is added to the end of the Import Folder path or not, though it IS important at the beginning of the path.
“~/” (tilde slash) notation for the users home folder is not currently supported (Linux).
%UserName% notation for the users home folder is not currently supported (Windows).
Is “~/” also used on Mac?
I think that these shortcuts could be supported if it is thought necessary, though it’s much simpler to just have the option of “relative to home” (as now).
IF “relative to home” works on all OS’s I can add it to the Help screen. If not then I’ll leave it undocumented.
[Update] Just seen the reply fro Gale while I was typing.
The Help screen is full, but I agree that as there are several limitations that cannot be error checked there needs to be documentation of the limitations, so I’ll have to add a second Help screen.
Re. non-ASCII characters I’ll try to contact Edgar to see if there is any update on this (He knows a lot more about this than myself).
Already done in this version.
I’ve also changed the control name “Import Type” to “Import Mode” as I though that “Type” could be confused with “file type”.
This is the Help screen as now:
Append Import will look in the ‘Import Folder’ for
a text file called ‘filelist.txt’. If found, it will
attempt to read each audio file that is listed in
‘filelist.txt’. If not found, all supported audio
files in the ‘Import Folder’ will be loaded in alpha-
The default Import Folder is:
If used, ‘filelist.txt’ must contain only a list of
uncompressed audio files of type .WAV .AIFF or .AU
Each file must be on a new line and must be either:
- A file in the ‘Import Folder’
- A fully qualified file name.
‘Sequential’ will append the files in a single sequence.
‘Alternate Channels’ will assume that the first file
is intended for the left channel, the next file for
the right, and so on.
To see a list of imported file names, click the
If the AIFF/WAV/AU file IS in the “Import Folder”, then you can type:
Just the file name on a line in filelist.txt.
The fully qualified file name.
If the AIFF/WAV/AU file is NOT in the “Import Folder”, then you must use the fully qualified file name.
For example, if the “Import Folder” is /home/gale/ and you want to import the file /home/gale/test.wav then you could enter a line in filelist.txt as test.wav or as /home/gale/test.wav. But if you want to import the file /home/gale/Music/test.wav (not in the “Import Folder”) then you would need to enter it as /home/gale/Music/test.wav.
Did you get that meaning from the new help screen? If not, can you suggest alternative wording?
I’m still thinking that a cut-down version specifically for recovering unedited Audacity 1.2.x recordings could be useful. The Help screen(s) could be targeted specifically for the task and there would be no need for the filelist.txt or format conversion features. In fact all that it would need (in addition to the Help menu) would be “Mono/Stereo” and the input path.
Can the other scripts do anything that this plug-in can’t?
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