Export multiple tracks using labels [W10, 2.1.1] [SOLVED]

Ok, so I am looking to export multiple tracks from a single track using a label track. This is all laid out in http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/export_multiple.html.

The caveat is that I am hoping to export multiple tracks in a slightly different way than is undertaken in that link. Rather than splitting the original track into multiple files at each point there is a label…I want to split tracks based on a start and end label. As far as I can tell, the method mentioned in the link cannot do what I want to do. Furthermore, the details in the link would always split and export the original track from the first label (or from the beginning, if you select that option) until the very end of the source file.

I don’t want all that stuff in the multiple exported files. I want to mark the beginning of something and the end of something. I want to do this multiple times. And then I want to export a track based on the start and end points, and have this repeated for all start/end labels.

Looking around the forums and elsewhere, I couldn’t find details about doing this type of multiple export. It may be that I’m not searching for the correct terms. If that’s so, please help me and/or point me to details on this type of labeling and export. I thought some type of scripting might make this possible…except that I’ve never done any scripting for Audacity and I’m not really sure how to get started. I am happy to learn some Perl scripting (http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/scripting.html), but I didn’t notice anything about being able to access labels (and, in turn, using those labels to cut and export the tracks). Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

Audacity does not do that, but you can use “region labels”. When using region labels, Audacity exports the section(s) that lie between the start and end of the labelled region(s).

See here for more information about labels: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/label_tracks.html

Actually, it looks like region labels are perfect. I guess I had known before that regions could be labeled but hadn’t connected the two concepts together in my mind. I selected several sections in an audio track, labeled each, and tried the export and it works as desired. Thank you very much!