I keep my Audacity projects on Dropbox so that I can work with them across multiple computers. Most of my projects are 2-hour DJ sets.
Dropbox is sensitive to the number of files being synced between destinations. Anything over 500k files starts to increase time required (apparently).
Audacity’s data set for Audacity projects splits a project into a set ~1MB files. For a 2-hour set, this creates hundreds of files per-project. I now have > 125 projects, which means I have 10’s of thousands of .au files created by Audacity.
Most of those projects are now primarily there for archival purposes. Since I don’t use them actively I’d be happy to have them less-efficient on opening - so the massively-split data files are not required.
I’ve not been able to find a way to “archive” or consolidate an Audacity project down to just a couple of files (and an ability to un-archive later).
Does such a thing exist?
If not, I’ll go put a request in the “new feature requests” forum.