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Audio2Split - User's Guide

 

Mac software Audio2Split

 

 

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1. Installing and uninstalling Audio2Split

Please read the README file that comes with the application.  Or click here to download one.  Click here to download license notices.  Click here to download a sample audio clip package.  (3.1 MB)

 

2. Preferences

Audio2Split is a simple application.  So there isn't much to offer in Preferences.  But let's take a quick look.  Click on the Preferences button on the Toolbar menu.  (See Screenshot P-1.)

 

 

Mac software Audio2Split

Screenshot P-1

 

Mac software Audio2Split

Screenshot P-2

 

 

When you first launch Audio2Split, your default export folder will be automatically set to Desktop.  And you can change it inside the box that says Default export folder.  (See Screenshot P-2.)  Simply, click on the Set button to set a new default export folder.  Every time you set an export folder before spliting an audio clip, the application will, then, point to this default folder.  Furthermore, if you want to set a default export file name, click on the check box that says Change.  Then enter a file name.  If you don't set a default file or intentionally leave it blank, the application will automatically name an export file untitled.

 

 

Mac software Audio2Split

Screenshot P-3

 

Mac software Audio2Split

Screenshot P-4

 

 

There are a couple of checkboxes under Settings.  (See Screenshot P-3.)  So let's see quickly what they are for.  If you enable Run update notification, Audio2Split will access our web server to see if there are any software updates available every time you launch the application.  Enable Require restart if you want to automatically let the application relaunch itself after you close Preferences.  By restarting the application, you can make sure that you will start with new settings.

 

 

3. Using Audio2Split

 

Let's take a quick look at application's main window.  (See Screenshot 3-1.)  It has a tab menu at the top.  Each tab refers to an import audio format.  The initial release has seven of them.  If you want to split an AIF clip, click on SplitAIF.  Likewise, if you want to split an OggVorbis clip, click on SplitOGG to begin with.  Then there is a media drop box and a media display window right below the tab menu.  In order to split an audio clip into two parts, first, drag and drop an audio clip to split onto the drop box.  If accepted, the media display window will show some basic information on the imported file like duration and audio bit rate.  If necessary, click on the Info button to see more detailed information on the imported clip.  Shown at the center of the window is a slider that determines where the imported audio clip will be split into two parts.  Right below this slider, you have a file select button.  By clicking on it, you can set a file destination and an export file name.  Finally, click on the Split button to export files.

 

 

Mac software Audio2Split

Screenshot 3-1

 

 

To start with, let's import an audio clip (AIF).  First, click on SplitAIF.  Then just grab a file, dragging and dropping it onto the media drop box.  (See Screenshot 3-2.)  If accepted, the media display window will display such numbers as file size, total duration, audio bit rate, sampling rate, number of channels.  If necessary, click on the Info button to see more detailed information on the audio clip.  (See Screenshot 3-3.)

 

 

Mac software Audio2Split

Screenshot 3-2

 

Mac software Audio2Split

Screenshot 3-3

 

Mac software Audio2Split

Screenshot 3-4

 

Mac software Audio2Split

Screenshot 3-5

 

 

After importing a file, the next step to take is to set a split position.  In order to set a split position, let's play back audio.  Click on Open.  (See Screenshot 3-4.)  And Audio2Split will open the file with its built-in media player.  You can press the space bar to play and stop audio.  If you find a position to split, choose Set Timecode under Split.  (See Screenshot 3-5.)  By so doing, Audio2Split will automatically adjust the split slider, and also the timecode indicator will be updated, accordingly.  (See Screenshot 3-6.)  Of course, you can manually adjust the slider to set a split position. 

 

 

Mac software Audio2Split

Screenshot 3-6

 

Mac software Audio2Split

Screenshot 3-7

 

 

Next, let's set an export destination.  Click on the Select button below the split slider.  (See Screenshot 3-7.)  If you have already set a default export folder, the 'save as' window should automatically point to it.  There is no need in indicating a file type.  Audio2Split will automatically add an appropriate one.  (See Screenshot 3-8.)

 

 

Mac software Audio2Split

Screenshot 3-8

 

Mac software Audio2Split

Screenshot 3-9

 

 

Now, notice that the bottom button has become accessible. (See Screenshot 3-9.)  This button can only be activated

 

  • when a split position is set somewhere other than the beginning (00:00:00) and the end
  • when an export destination is set
  • when an audio bit rate is set (SplitMP3, SplitOGG, SplitWMA, SplitAC3, SplitM4A only)

 

Finally, if you click on the Split button, Audio2Split will exporting two audio files, opening a progress window.  If you want to abort the export process, simply click on the abort button.  (See Screenshot 3-10.)  This window does not the actual progress.  The actual export progress for each file is shown right above the Split button.

 

 

Mac software Audio2Split

Screenshot 3-10

 

 

 

 

By the way, as one audio clip is split into two, Audio2Split will only use the file name you provide to make final file names.  Audio2Split will automatically append "-001" and "-002" to file name 1 and file name 2, respectively.  For example, if you name the export file 'MyAudio.aif' as shown in Screenshot 3-10, Audio2Split will produce files named MyAudio-001.aif and MyAudio-002.aif.

 

 

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