Split cut or Silence audio?

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Allurajai
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Split cut or Silence audio?

Post by Allurajai » Tue May 04, 2021 3:47 pm

In editing, I've been using split cut during pauses in my audiobook I'm recording, but sometimes it's grayed out and I can't choose it. I select the portion to be edited, but can't choose that option. I've tried Silence Audio a few times and it seems to work, but I'd rather choose Split cut. Why is it sometimes not an option and can I change that?

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Re: Split cut or Silence audio?

Post by billw58 » Tue May 04, 2021 4:07 pm

What version of Audacity are you using?

Could you post a screenshot of a project when it is in a state where Split Cut is greyed out?

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Re: Split cut or Silence audio?

Post by Allurajai » Wed May 05, 2021 7:28 pm

Sure, Bill. Thank you! Version 2.4.2
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Re: Split cut or Silence audio?

Post by steve » Wed May 05, 2021 7:54 pm

The current version is Audacity 3.0.2.

Perhaps (I don't remember) Audacity 2.4.2 requires playback to be stopped rather than just paused :?
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Re: Split cut or Silence audio?

Post by billw58 » Wed May 05, 2021 9:26 pm

steve wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 7:54 pm
Perhaps (I don't remember) Audacity 2.4.2 requires playback to be stopped rather than just paused :?
It does.

Allurajai: If you want the cursor to stay at the point where you stopped, use the "X" key to stop playback.

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Re: Split cut or Silence audio?

Post by Allurajai » Thu May 06, 2021 6:31 pm

Thanks, Bill! I'll try that and upgrade my Audacity.

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Re: Split cut or Silence audio?

Post by Allurajai » Thu May 06, 2021 6:40 pm

'X' works perfectly! Thank you!

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