How to delete markers from an audio file (the easy way)

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KVRist
341 posts since 23 Jun, 2008

Post Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:51 pm

Hi, is there an easy way to strip markers from an audio file?

The not so easy way is to open the file in an audio editor, delete the markers and save the file.

I am thinking of an application like 'stripper' that removes metadata from an imagefile by drag and drop.

Or maybe someone knows the command line to do this or has a batch file for it.

Thanks in advance, Slug

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KVRAF
9185 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:54 pm

is there a particular reason you need to do that?

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KVRAF
3919 posts since 6 Nov, 2009

Post Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:46 am

I would re-record it into another program.

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KVRian
1087 posts since 8 Feb, 2013 from Switzerland

Post Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:01 am

Dirty but free method with creation of a Audacity macro (batch) export as WAVs.

Instruction:

1. Open menu: Audacity > Tools > Macros...

2. Hit New (Button) on the left side

3. Name: Metadata Removal

4. Hit Insert (Button) on the right side

5. Add 01 and 02 commands:

01 Metadata Removal (Macro_MetadataRemoval)
02 Export as WAV
03 -End-

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IMPORTANT!

- Before you wipe your 1st batch close that macro window

- Drag and drop 1 audio WAV file you want to wipe clean of metadata

- Go to menu: File > Export > Export Audio...

- Set: WAV and corresponding format (Bit depth etc.) and hit Cancel (don't Save, Cancel should be enough

- Remove the track/file from Audacity

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Now every time (if you have the same type (WAV) and format (bit depth etc.) you want to clean):

1. Start Audacity

2. Go to menu: Tools > Macros...

3. Select: Metadata Removal (on the left side)

4. Hit Files... (button)

5. Select all your WAVs you want to clean from header info

6. Hit Open (button)

KVRist

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341 posts since 23 Jun, 2008

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:16 am

thanks for the replies! will try audacity for his. Kind regards, Slug

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KVRian
1467 posts since 30 May, 2003 from Milan, Italy

Post Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:37 am

I just open the Markers & Regions box in RX7, there's a "select all" checkbox, then Delete. In Acoustica there is the Label List, you have to delete them individually by ticking each one.

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KVRian
678 posts since 7 Apr, 2019

Post Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:10 pm

This would be intuitive to add in for products like switch that convert audio files. Would be ideal, though it seems useless to worry about, who knows I guess.
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KVRist
253 posts since 25 May, 2001

Post Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:19 pm


KVRAF
3722 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:05 pm

Not 100% certain but pretty sure last time I tried this, Audacity dithers the file when resaving - even if you're only removing the metadata - technically making it a lossy procedure. I use RX.

You need to get into the metadata in a non-invasive way.

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KVRian
678 posts since 7 Apr, 2019

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:54 pm

MogwaiBoy wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:05 pm
Not 100% certain but pretty sure last time I tried this, Audacity dithers the file when resaving - even if you're only removing the metadata - technically making it a lossy procedure. I use RX.

You need to get into the metadata in a non-invasive way.
Hmm, that's too bad, I like when dithering is an option
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