Possible to Streamline this Task?


Here is my situation: I have imported a long mp3 file of a Greek person slowly reading the Greek New Testament, say, for example, Chapter 1.

It is easy to select with one’s mouse certain phrases or expressions or even separate words, then export these individual selections (File, Export Selection, etc.).

Is it possible to go through the entire file, select with the mouse the various sections (words, short phrases, etc.), label them quickly (automatically?), then have them all exported bearing separate numbers (such as 1_1, 1_2, 1_3, etc.)?

I have tried the Sound or Silence Finders but they have proved to be unworkable / inadequate for the task at hand.

If this is possible, could you please explain in easy English step-by-step how to do this, as if you were communicating with a child of five.

I would deeply appreciate your help in this matter.

P.s.: I am using version 2.0.3. and Windows 7.

Use CTRL + B to label. Please see http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/label_tracks.html .

Audacity can only guess what you might want to label by certain rules like those in Silence Finder or Sound Finder.

Otherwise you can create the labels manually. If you only want the labels to be a sequence of numbers, you can leave the labels empty. Then use File > Export Multiple and choose “Numbering after File name prefix” and choose a File name prefix. Read the “Export Multiple” link above for an example.

Sound Finder and Silence Finder can only work on the basis of differences between what they detect as sound and what they detect as silence. Have you tried changing the silence level and duration as per http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/silence_finder_setting_parameters.html ?

It depends what you want to do. It will be easiest to group the sayings so that when the prophet pauses for breath this will be a break between a group of sayings. If you want complete flexibility as to whether you label a word, sentence or paragraph then you will have to select all the labels manually.

It would be better if you could update to the latest 2.0.5: http://audacityteam.org/download/windows .