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Old 10-06-07, 04:02 PM
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Audacity question because I'm a dumbass

OK,, I downloaded the free Audacity program. What I want to do is take a bunch of small audio files (10-30 seconds each) and crop parts out of them, then, with the parts I want to keep, join them all together as one audio file. When I import the files into Audacity, they each have a bar, but when I hit play, they all play together, talking over each other.

How do I join them together as one file?
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instead of saving and combining, wouldn't it be easier to copy and paste?
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I doubt this is the best way, or even the "right" way, but here is how I do it.

Open up two screens of the program. In the first one have all of the files listed that you want to combine as one long file. Go to each one of those tracks, and copy, then go to the other Audacity screen and paste it. Go back to the other one, copy the second track, go back to the other Audacity screen and paste it right after the one you pasted right before. Continue the process over and over until you have them all pasted one after the other.
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It won't let me open two of the same program. It says it could result in loss of data or cause a system crash. How do you get two of the same program to open?
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In the one that you do have open, go to File > New, and it'll open up another screen for you to work in.
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Originally Posted by Brent L
In the one that you do have open, go to File > New, and it'll open up another screen for you to work in.
Sweet!! Thanks!! That seems like it's about the easiest (for me). Playing with audio editing is one thing I have never done in my 9 years of owning a PC.
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No problem at all. Like I said, it may not be the "right" way to do what you want, but that's how I always do it and it works fine. Good luck!

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