Save labels with audio WITHOUT segmenting the audio?

MAC OS: 10.14.5
Audacity 2.3.0

Hi all! I’m new to Audacity, yet finding a seemingly basic and simple audio editor feature to be missing. I’m hoping I’m wrong :slight_smile:

I want to:
Place multiple markers (“labels”) within an audio file.
Save that audio file as a WAV or OGG with those markers intact as metadata.
When someone opens that file later in another audio editor, say . . . Adobe Audition, Twisted Wave, etc. they will see the markers (labels) I placed in the audio timeline.

From what I can tell, Audacity only offers these two options:

  1. You can place labels but the audio file is divided into region segments upon export. (I want to keep the audio file intact as one file)
  2. You can keep the audiofile intact but you have to save the marker/label data as an external .txt file.

Is this correct, or is there a way to do what I need to do?


Standard WAV files don’t support labels.
OGG files can have “chapter” tags (, but these are not supported by Audacity.

Thanks, Steve,

So, the answer is . . . Audacity does not support this.

Plus once you manage to add this metadata, ‘good luck’ finding an application that can read and use it.