How should I make this chain?

I’m not sure if I’m in the right forum, so I apologize if I’m not. I’m new to Audacity, and I haven’t been able to figure out how to do this myself.

I would like to make a chain that does the following to any sound files selected:

  • Eliminates the sound in the file
  • Pastes in sound from a different specific file
  • Export as OGG

Thanks in advance for your help.

Audacity Chains can’t do that. You can delete the original files then rename the content you do want as the old name then transcode to OGG. You don’t need Audacity for that. You just need a batch rename utility then a batch OGG encoder.

Or do you mean you want to take the old file, fill its length with only as much of the pasted file’s content as will fit, then save it as an OGG? And if the new file’s length is shorter, pad with silence?


I got a rename utility, but I can’t figure out how to use it for my current situation.

I need to create many copies of a single file and then change the name of each individual file to something different.

We don’t make batch rename utilities so you will need to ask technical support for your chosen batch rename utility.