11Jun08: I have transferred the three votes from this thread to a pre-existing Feature Request for video support in the Wiki. I have retained this thread and moved it to Audio Processing section as it contains some useful hints/tips which others may benefit from.
Hi, i’m kind of new to Audacity, I had an old version but never bothered, and i recently decided I’d try it out properly. I think Audacity is great, it looks like it does all I need. Now I’m using Adobe Audition 1.5 (on Winows XP Pro SP2) but since Audacity is free (and a nice small download) and all it’s even better.
What i do in Audition 1.5 is I import video files and then go into multitrack view and add the video, video’s audio and a better audio file (I generally capture music videos, so CD audio is the ‘better’ audio i use). I then synchronise the better audio file to the video and make sure the audio I’m planning on using is the exact same length as the video’s original audio. Also, if the video contains audio that isn’t in the better audio file, i just copy that part from the video’s audio and paste it in the better audio so that you wouldn’t notice any glitch by the joins. Anyways. Once it’s synchronised I save the final audio file to .wav , and then use it as the audio for the video.
But I’m planning on doing this rather in Audacity. But to do that, i need to be able to put the video in as a track (obviously not going to edit the video) so i can playback the audio and video (in some preview window or something) and check if it’s well synchronised.
I have tried importing video, but it just extracts the audio and discards the video (and the extracted audio was all messed up, imported an AVI (XVID and MP3) and MPG (M1P and MP2), and both were messed up (don’t know why though) - I am using 1.3.3 beta.
Any chance such a feature will be implemented? Would be fantastic.