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Reference Guide: 4.14 Exporting Audio

Last Updated: Jul 20, 2018 12:46PM IST

The Export Button allows you to export in four ways:

 

When exporting audio you can select whether to export with changes to your playback settings (this is on by default); Speed (excluding export as video), Volume, Audio Clean-Up settings and Voice Shift.
 



 
  1. Audio As Album
  2. Album to iTunes
  3. Save Selected Audio
  4. Text and Images
  5. *COMING SOON* All Audio for Transcription
 


Audio As Album

 

With Export → Audio as Album you can save your project as an album, so that you can access it on your mobile phone or portable music player. It is saved into a folder named according to the Title tag field (see Tagging). In a music player this will be displayed as the Album title.
 

Each section is saved as follows:
 

  • The first line of the Text Pane is used to name the audio file. This in effect becomes the Track name in a music player.
  • The Image Pane is embedded in the audio file. However, be aware that some media players will only display the image of the first track in an album.


If you use iTunes, you can avoid the extra step of importing it into iTunes afterwards by using Export → Album to iTunes to export directly; see the next section.
 

 

Exporting Album to iTunes

 

With Export → Album to iTunes you can save your project as an album and automatically import it in to iTunes. Your file is saved into a folder named according to the Title tag field (see Tagging). This will be displayed as the Album title.
 

Each section is then saved as follows:
 

  • The Audio Pane is written as an audio track.
  • The first line of the Text Pane is used to name the audio file. This in effect becomes the track name.
  • The full Text and Reference Panes will be added as lyrics.
  • The Image Pane is embedded in the audio file as track artwork.


The audio quality is determined by your import settings in iTunes.
 

 

Save Selected Audio

 

If you select any or all of the chunks in the Audio Pane, you can save them to a single audio file using Export → Save Selected Audio. You can save the audio as m4a, wav or opus. By selecting all the audio, this command allows you to use Audio Notetaker as an audio editor, as you can save to (and overwrite) the original audio file name. Of course you should never try to do this if you have set your Embedded/Linked setting to Linked.
 

If you choose wav as your export format, you will get a 16-bit PCM file, even if your original recording was in a compressed or 24-bit PCM wav format. This exporting system gives maximum compatibility with other programs, including dictation software.

 

All Audio for Transcription

 

*This service will end on 24th July 2018 - contact support@sonocent.com for more information.*

You will be able to use the export options above to create an audio file and upload to your preferred transcription service, and then import the text transcription.


You can export all the audio in your project ready for transcription from our on-line partner. Beeps will be added to the exported audio file to indicate each section break.

When you export you will be asked where to save the file - the file is in the m4a format but will be given the file extension *.nby so that it is easily identified by our partner as a file from Audio Notetaker.

Once the export is complete you will be given the opportunity to go straight to the transcription upload page. Further information about Transcription services can be found on the Home Tab's Help section.

When you receive your text transcription you can import it - see here for more information.

Please note that if you edit the project after exporting then transcription will not align correctly.

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