The “Time ribbon” immediately above the waveform graph shows Stopwatch time starting at 0:00:00 on the left.
Is it possible to add an offset to this time to show actual CLOCK time? With 0:00 taken to be midnight, a ± hour:min:sec offset field could be added to show the Clock time. Or, a handle on each end of the time ribbon? I have looked at every menu and through many web pages.
I currently parse the Phone generated ending time (when file was written to disk) and use Exiftool to get the duration in hours:min:sec.
$ exiftool -s -basename -duration rec_20161013-0911.wav
BaseName : rec_20161013-0911 >> translates to Epoch time 1476367860
Duration : 11:31:05 >> == 41465 seconds. So Start_Time was 1476367860 -41465 = 1476326395
I have a Perl script which translates the display times to actual clock times and use Photoshop to plaster them over the graph.
epoch2date_time 1476326395 → “2016-10-12 21:39:55”
bb.pl rec_20161013-0911.wav 5:53 → RelTimes: 5:53->03:32AM
This solution seems circuitous if not Goldbergian! I hope I simply overlooked this useful, existing feature.
Audacity 2.0.6 windows 7/64, wxWidgets 2.8.12