I appreciate very much your taking the time to help me get started. I have read the Audacity manual, downloaded Audacity 2.1.0 .dmg file (32.8 MB) on both my iMac OS X 10.9 and MacBook Pro Yosemite 10.10.2. I tried recording and got a 20-minute file with a number of “tracks” that were “analysed” and compiled into what appears to be a huge file way too big for the Amazon upload requirements – and the “tracks” were defined by the stops I made to perfect the recording. It took several minutes for this to load.
What I need is file size less than 170 Mb in monaural 192 kbs MP3 at 44.1 kHz (which the Audacity manual has told me is standard when I choose “narration”) and with tracks WITHOUT silence that flow from one to the next of 3 or 4 minutes in time.
I have found no topic in the manual or here in the forum for file size by VIEW of both Mbs AND time. I need to watch as the recording approaches 170 Mb in size so that I may end at a natural pause in the narrative than SAVE by chapter title and section number each file. I also need to make the tracks by TIME so that the listener may find the same place with not too many minutes repetition, as when one is driving and listening to the CD the listener has made from the digital download of my book from my Amazon web page. And when I stop to re-record, I don’t want an automated insertion of “track.” This means that the 170 Mb files will then be compiled by chapters and sections for customer download to make a standard hour-long (or so) CD. Essentially, this question is how to record a standard audiobook we are all familiar with as listeners. Many thanks to all who read this request for an addition to the Audacity manual. Michelle (jungsoul)