Audacity 2.1.3 [Using older version because current version adds menu layers to two things I do repeatedly. With a neurological disability, it is VERY difficult for me to slide a mouse left or right while staying totally horizontal. I have enough frustration using a computer, and V2.1.3 at least saves me two points of frustration per file when I process.]
When I select a middle section of a saved flac file, I want to generate 30 seconds of silence to the end of the selection, then save both the original selection plus the 30 seconds of silence into one file. When I select my range then >move curser to selection end>Generate>silence, then try to save, it only saves the 30 seconds of silence. I can see on the screen that my original selection is gone and only the 30 seconds is selected.
I have been saving twice, once the original selection, then open that file and add the 30 seconds and resave. But with a 40 minute symphony at hi resolution, it takes over 3 minutes to save the file, 30 seconds to open it again, then another 3 minutes to re-save.
Is there a way to streamline this process so I only have to save once?
—FYI (not necessary to read at all):
To answer the obvious question: Why do I do this? When I purchase or record off radio a music piece that is only one movement, it of course creates one file which I do not put into a directory. My players will play the next file without pause. The 30 seconds gives me the time to pick up the remote and stop the playing. The pieces I purchase with multiple movements (i.e., a symphony), with each movement being a separate file, my player will go to the next file but will stop at the end of the folder, so no need for 30 secs of silence.