multiple exports tags


I’m using audacity 1.3.12 on a Debian/Squeeze box.

I have big audio files which consist of words/phrases : it’s a language course (FSI).

I used the sound finder to detect and mark all the separate words/phrases.

I checked them all and modified what was needed. This was ok and fast.

Now, I have 1000 marked regions in every file.
I use export multiple to create individual files: the problems began here:

  1. I have to “validate” for every marked place :frowning::(: a button for export all would be fine …
  2. I create a specific “tag model file” with personal tags (the shtooka project tags) because I wanted theses tags in my files: I have to load this file for every export file (so 1000 times in my case … ): why did’nt audacity keep the tag model file I chose at the begining? It’s a model.
  3. Audacity also delete the tags which are empty :frowning: .
  4. If I add a tag in the file, delete one, the tags are renamed when reloaded: why? It’s a pain to keep synchro between the files names and their content which I wrote in the marker’s export file.

Maybe there is a way to do it, but I didn’t find it.

Best regards,


Tag support in Audacity is pretty rudimentary. You would probably do better to disable “Show Metadata Editor Prior to Export” (In Audacity 1.3.12 this is in “Edit menu > Preferences > Import/Export”), then use a specialist bulk tagging program to handle the tags after exporting (such as “EasyTag”)


I made a python program to do that: the most annoying thing is the re-numbering when I add or remove markers.

It’s very difficult to keep in sync the datas in the marker-file and the files generated ans so, it’s difficult to automatize the tagging …
But I’m looking for some tricks to get it work: I’ll post the method when found: I have some ideas …

Thank’s for the answer :slight_smile: