[LAU] I need to catalogue wave file regions.

John Murphy rosegardener at freeode.co.uk
Sat Jan 12 01:26:51 UTC 2013

On Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:05:10 -0500, drew Roberts wrote:

> On Thursday 10 January 2013 18:14:59 John Murphy wrote:
> > As far as I know there isn't anything available for Linux which has
> > the sole purpose of marking and cataloguing (.wav) sound file regions.
> >
> > I don't know of anything on another platform which does it either.
> It is not exactly what you are looking for but do you know about transcriber?
> http://trans.sourceforge.net/en/presentation.php
> "transcriber - tool to transcribe speech using text (transcriber)"
> "transcriber is a graphical tool that allows to segment  a  long  speech files  
> easily,  and to transcribe the litterally spoken text, and indicate speaker 
> turns and topics."

Thanks. I'd need to install some 'dev' libraries to build it, but
it does look interesting and I'll try it if Sonic Visualiser doesn't,
or can't be persuaded to, fill the bill.

> > I need to:
> >
> > 1) Look at and zoom in on mostly quite big wav files circa 1.3GB,
> You can look at and zoom in on audio files. I haven't tested how large they 
> can be.

There doesn't seem to be a representation of any long sound file
in any of the screen-shots, but it's not much to judge by.

> >    to find sections/regions which are particularly musical,
> >    or informative, and mark and name them for later access.
> >    Only a few fields of information would be necessary.
> >
> > 2) Compile a 'play list' of regions to be played, while displaying
> >    configurable fields of the details entered.
> Perhaps it can serve as a base for what you want.
> I was doing some non-related playlist stuff (edl type stuff for hour long 
> audio files) a while back but the details are fuzzy right now.

Everything I've tried seems to offer far more than I need, but
not quite function how I prefer; which I'll explain in my comments
on Sonic Visualiser shortly.

> all the best,
> drew

Thanks, John.


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