I have a ton of continuous DJ mixes that I like to track out for listening to in the car and whatnot. Is it possible to have one audio file with multiple tracks within that file? So that when exported as one file, I can skip from track to track within that one file. Not a huge deal. Just would be rather convenient and save time if I could avoid all the split and cut and paste and everything else that goes into multi-track editing and exporting, and not have several individual files as well. Just a thought…
Windows 8.1 Audacity 2.02
If you mean Audacity 2.0.2, it’s legacy now, so please update to the latest 2.0.5 from http://audacityteam.org/download/windows .
No, there is no universal support in audio files for track markers within files.
You can follow Splitting a recording into separate tracks - Audacity Manual and use File > Export Multiple… to label each song and export one file per song. Assuming your MP3 (or whatever format) player supports playlists, just add the files to a playlist folder.
If you are trying to burn a CD for the car, Export Multiple as WAV then burn an audio CD. If the songs are meant to be continuous, export as one single file without labeling, and burn using a Cue Sheet with Disk-At-Once enabled. Then you should be able to play the songs without a break but still skip to each track. See: Burning music files to a CD - Audacity Manual .
Thanks for the quick response Gale! I do know how to do all of that. Was just looking for some short cuts as I do this a lot and the process can be tedious, even as efficient as I am.