That seems pretty labor intensive. I can separate tracks manually in iTunes. Maybe Audacity is not the right program to do this with. I was under the false impression that Audacity would split the tracks automatically for me.
Do you mean while recording, when it detects a silence? That’s a Feature Request.
As the Manual page says you can use Analyze > Silence Finder to automatically add labels in the silences, or Analyze > Sound Finder to label the regions of sound. Instead of typing labels you can set a file name prefix then Audacity will number sequentially after the prefix: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/export_multiple.html .
I’ve imported an album that has the tracks unseparated. I’d like to separate those tracks. The method Steve has kindly pointed the way to is a bit more labor intensive than I had expected. I’m looking for a program that will separate the tracks automatically. So far it seems Audacity isn’t capable of doing that (or am I wrong?).
I’ve already suggested Analyze > Silence Finder or Analyze > Sound Finder. These separate the tracks automatically by labelling either silences or the sounds either side of silence, with the proviso that this separation (as with most such programs) depends on there being low level audio or absolute silence between the tracks.
The labels can then be used in Export Multiple to export the files for each label in one process.