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Re: Export/Save to location where file is located.

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:44 pm
by steve
Update:
There may be a solution on the way.

In the next version of Audacity it should (hopefully) be possible for Nyquist to see where the last imported file came from. It looks like it will be possible to provide the requested functionality via an optional plug-in. This avoids problems for novice users as they won't have the (potentially risky) plug-in installed, while providing a keyboard shortcut to overwrite the imported file for people using DAWs.

@ dna598 , perhaps you would be interested in being a test pilot for this new feature?

Re: Export/Save to location where file is located.

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:51 pm
by steve
dna598 wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:04 pm
who today learned about launching audacity as an external editor
To be fair, you never said which DAW you were using. Some DAWs handle this in a completely different way. I'm now guessing that you use Reaper, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

Re: Export/Save to location where file is located.

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:41 pm
by dna598
I am using Reaper and Ableton and would be happy to help test it out.

Re: Export/Save to location where file is located.

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:04 pm
by steve
dna598 wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:41 pm
I am using Reaper and Ableton and would be happy to help test it out.
Super. Watch this thread - I'll post back here.
(It may be a few days as there's a bug that I need to fix before Audacity 3.0.1 is released.)

Re: Export/Save to location where file is located.

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:15 pm
by steve
WARNING!
This plug-in permanently overwrites files without warning.
Read the information below carefully before use.
Use at your own risk.


There should be a release candidate for Audacity 3.0.1 available in the next few days.
This plug-in requires Audacity 3.0.1 or later.

Installation is the same as any other Nyquist plug-in. See: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/ins ... st_install

When installed and enabled, it will appear in the "Tools" menu as "Export Overwrite..."
It is designed to work with WAV files only.
There is one control to select the bit format of the exported file.

When run, the most recently used file is overwritten with the current audio selection.
The file overwrite is immediate, permanent, and without any cautionary warnings.

This version has minimal error checking, so be careful how you use it. I accept no responsibility for lost / overwritten work.
ExportOverwrite.ny
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Re: Export/Save to location where file is located.

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:52 pm
by AudioBert
I completely back this request!
It was an ANNOYANCE I encountered at very first use.
I had exported an MP3 under the impression it was at the original location.
It sent me through the roof not finding it there and having to track down where it was.

There is also no way of ADAPTING the export location!

I noticed there will be an update soon.
I hope it covers both aspects.

Re: Export/Save to location where file is located.

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:36 pm
by steve
AudioBert wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:52 pm
There is also no way of ADAPTING the export location!
Did you try my suggestion here: viewtopic.php?p=422002#p422002

Re: Export/Save to location where file is located.

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:03 pm
by waxcylinder
AudioBert wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:52 pm
There is also no way of ADAPTING the export location!
Oh yes there is, here it is the the Export MP3 dialog...
export_mp3_dialog_3_0_0.png
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WC

Re: Export/Save to location where file is located.

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 7:52 am
by sonejostudios
steve wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:15 pm
WARNING!
This plug-in permanently overwrites files without warning.
Read the information below carefully before use.
Use at your own risk.


There should be a release candidate for Audacity 3.0.1 available in the next few days.
This plug-in requires Audacity 3.0.1 or later.

Installation is the same as any other Nyquist plug-in. See: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/ins ... st_install

When installed and enabled, it will appear in the "Tools" menu as "Export Overwrite..."
It is designed to work with WAV files only.
There is one control to select the bit format of the exported file.

When run, the most recently used file is overwritten with the current audio selection.
The file overwrite is immediate, permanent, and without any cautionary warnings.

This version has minimal error checking, so be careful how you use it. I accept no responsibility for lost / overwritten work.

ExportOverwrite.ny

Hi Steve, you plug-in is amazing! Thank you very much. I really needed that feature, now I'm happy :) I tried it on windows 10, everything worked fine except the resulting (overwritten) file was empty (size = 1kb) (Audactity 3.0.2). A warning dialog could be also nice.

A suggestion from my side: I really like how Gimp solved this question. They just create a new menu entry in the File Menu which is called "Overwrite *filename*". Even if one add more images (layers) to the project, the menu entry remains the same. To me it feels really logical. I really like it because it is really obvious, and also really quick. I use it a lot. Maybe this could be an idea for Audacity? :?:

I'm one of the developer of SpinTool (a looping software similar to Live but open source and Linux only), and I'm really interested in this feature, because I'd like to add the ability too (external-)edit the loops with audacity. I think, this would be a really neat combo. But it only makes sense for SpinTool if this "overwrite imported file" is available.

So, since your plugin is now available, I'll really think about adding this feature into SpinTool. Thank you so much!

https://github.com/manucontrovento/Spin ... .-SpinTool