I finally recorded an mp3 file of a short work of creative nonfiction I wrote in response to a request from a literary magazine, which wants to post the mp3 file on their website as a podcast. The problem is I am not very technically savvy, and the file is over 25mg, and cannot be attached to an email. I have searched every section of the Audacity manuals and wikis, and cannot find out how to split an existing mp3 voice recording. Can anyone help me? The lit mag has been waiting a long time for this piece, so the sooner you can help me, the better.
I cannot be sure what version of Audacity I am using. When I click on “properties” the description reads: Audacity, the Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor. I downloaded it about two weeks ago. I am using the program on Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron laptop PC.
What is the maximum file size allowed on their web site? If for example it is 5 MB, click in the recorded track about one-fifth of the way along, hold CTRL on your keyboard then press B and release the keys to add a label where you clicked.
Click and create three more labels in the same way, so you then have five sections of audio.
Thanks, Gale, this is very helpful information. I am using Audacity 2.0.4. I am fairly sure the literary magazine wants the whole recording uninterrupted, so I’m going to upload it to the website you listed and see if that will work before instead of trying to split it up first. Thanks so much!