Removing all metadata when exporting multiple

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Removing all metadata when exporting multiple

Post by ahonoe » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:09 pm

Hi!

Wondering how to remove all metadata when exporting multiple wavs. (My app requires no metadata be present.) Audacity seems to be automatically adding the filename in the Title field, and a series of hex values in the Comments field.

Thanks,

Scott

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Re: Removing all metadata when exporting multiple

Post by steve » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:52 pm

Before you start exporting, open "File menu > Edit Metadata" and remove all of the metadata.
You can then disable the Metadata Editor from popping up during export, by deselecting the setting in "Edit > Preferences > Import / Export -> Show Metadata Tags editor prior to export step"
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Re: Removing all metadata when exporting multiple

Post by ahonoe » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:03 pm

Thanks for your reply, Steve, Unfortunately this approach still puts/leaves values in the Title and Comments fields.

I'm using version 2.0.3. Perhaps that's my problem?

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Re: Removing all metadata when exporting multiple

Post by steve » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:42 pm

I don't have 2.0.3 (it's very old) so I can't test.
The current version is 2.1.3 which you can get from here: https://www.audacityteam.org/download/
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