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Ondrej
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GUI plugins, custom format plugins

Post by Ondrej » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:36 pm

Hi,

I work in speech research and I use audacity on a daily basis, however, there are lots of tiny things that would make my (and other researchers, I assume) life sooo much easier. I would be willing to write plugin for these things and share them, but it seems like plugins are only available for the audio signal processing. Here's a list of features that I'd appreciate so much, so perhaps someone might help with directing me to an appropriate documentation:

* custom label format --- I use labels, but they are in a slightly different format --- is there a way of writing a plugin that does a simple time conversion before loading the label file?
* importing raw audio and labels from command line --- I run audacity in linux and very often I would like to open raw files and/or labels from a command line. Is there a way to do it?
* pre-selecting different parameters for raw audio import (right now, the pre-filled value for sampling frequency of a raw file is 44100Hz, but I mostly work with 8kHz files, so it's very anoying to change the field each time I'm loading a file)

So most of the things are GUI-related.

Thank you

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Re: GUI plugins, custom format plugins

Post by steve » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:15 pm

It looks to me like you need a customised version of Audacity rather than plug-ins. Do you program in C++?
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Re: GUI plugins, custom format plugins

Post by Ondrej » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:20 pm

I do a bit, yes.

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Re: GUI plugins, custom format plugins

Post by steve » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:31 pm

The first step in building a custom version, is to build a standard unmodified version first. Once you've got that working you can then begin studying and modifying the code.
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Re: GUI plugins, custom format plugins

Post by Ondrej » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:35 am

Thanks, will give it a try. Much appreciated

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