How to insert cue points in large audio files

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  1. Mike LS

    Mike LS Supporting Actor

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    How would I go about splitting a large audio file into different tracks? I know how to manually save the file as smaller segments, but I wonder if there's a way to do this automatically in a burning program?

    I sometimes transfer long files (lectures, sermons etc) from cassette to CD. When doing this I wind up with a 30 minute wav file (or longer) and I hate putting that large a track on a CD. It's a pain in the butt to get to a certain part easily.

    Any suggestions of ways to split this into specific minute length segments?
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Two options:

    1) Use a burning program like Sonic Foundry's CD Archetect in conjunction with Sound Forge. This does exactly as you want: opens a large file, and drops in tracks as markers you can drag around the file- and boom.

    2) Do as you suggested (I think) select sections of the wav file, cut them out, save them as new files, drop the series of saved files into a burner app like Nero or EZ CD.

    -Vince
     
  3. Wayne Bundrick

    Wayne Bundrick Cinematographer

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    Nero can split a huge wav file into individual tracks before you burn the CD, but there's nothing automatic about it. You still have to choose where to do the splitting.
     
  4. MikeAlletto

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    I've used Exact Audio Copy's wav editor to automatically create a cue sheet based on the wav file. Then I manually edited parts that needed it.
     
  5. Mike LS

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  6. Vince Maskeeper

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    Wow, I never knew Nero could do that. I poked around a bit and found it:

    Drop the file into a audio cd window.

    Right click on it, select properties

    Index, Limit, Splits tab at the top.

    Can place track splits, and do countdown indexing here.

    -Vince
     

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