Looping Specific Part of Track

I know how to loop complete tracks, but I am trying to find a way to loop so that it goes back to a certain point (eg: loop back to the 15 second mark) rather than the start of the track.

If you want that as a part of the recording, use the “Repeat” effect: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/repeat.html

If you want to loop it just so that you can hear it (but not part of the project), then use “Loop Quick Play” in the Timeline: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/timeline.html#tqp

Hmm, I did not mean to loop it by adding redundant tracks.

Based on your response, it seems what I am trying to achieve would be player-specific and not something achievable in audacity.

Perhaps you could try and explain, in more words, exactly what you are trying to accomplish.

I don’t want to copy looped parts of the track over and over again. I want the player to go back to a certain interval every time it reaches the end. Copying looped sections is not an efficient method when the player can just loop back to a certain interval.

Hold the shift key down and press the Play button.
See “Loop play”: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/transport_toolbar.html#play

No i meant while im playing it outside of audacity.

Does the player that you are using outside of Audacity do “loop play”?

yes, but winamp goes to the start of the track and I would like it to go to a specific time interval instead.

Audacity does not support loop points in exported files.
Even if it did, I don’t think that WinAmp supports loop points in files either (though I could be wrong about that).

I don’t know either, but you could try Loop Master Musicians Tool - Winamp Plugin.


Eh but that seems to require me to customize every time I play a file, but thx for the help anyways.