Silence Finder needs shorter minimum duration (Windows 10)


New or enhanced feature:
The Silence Finder (SF) to allow a smaller “minimum duration of silence”. Currently the minimum is 0.1 seconds. Make the SF allow minimum to be set to 0.01 or 0.005 seconds. This could also be a new feature entirely called “Gap Finder”, at the risk of making menus “too busy”.


See attached jpg. I typically have these short dropouts ( <0.100 s ) appearing randomly, lasting anywhere from 0.005 to 0.08 seconds. I suspect this is due to a internet streaming issue. I also find the 0.05s gaps appear if I binary concatenate MP3 files, e.g.

copy /b C:\Music\firstsong.mp3+C:\Music\secondsong.mp3 C:\Music\full.mp3

I run Audacity on Windows primarily, but this enhancement would apply to Audacity for Linux & Mac.

Thank you!

Dropouts of 1/100th of a second (or less) show up on spectrogram

one hundredth drop-out.gif

Thanks, this will help, just not as convenient as SF.

Follow up to Trebor’s comment:

Using the spectrogram window type of Blackman, a “grey scale” option, AND my zoom window is no more than 15 minutes on my 1920x1080 display, I can see dropouts that I described. At least this manual method will work for now. My audio files are typically 45 - 70 minutes long, I can quickly slide a 15 minute zoom window to find 50 ms dropouts.

Thanks for suggestion, Trebor.