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Split Track Function in Converter Plus

Part of your workflow is to make sure that there are no tracks joined together. For example, the first track might have the Title Page, Dedication, and Prologue in the single track. In this case you would need to split the track.

This section shows you how to split a track in Converter Plus.

As apart of your workflow, you will need to listen to the first and last track of every book to ensure you are catching any combined sections.

Some common book sections that can be combined in the first audio track are:

  • Title Page
  • Epigraph (This is the section of quotations found at the beginning of some books.)
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1

See the Audiobook Glossary for more info about book sections.

A quick way to notice this is if the first track is the title page, and then the second track is Chapter 2. Another tip is to look at the total duration of the first track. Title Pages are only several seconds long, if it is more than this chances are it has more than one book section combined into the single track.

The end track usually will only have the Sign Off section joined to the last chapter. Most audiobooks have a Sign Off section, and if it is joined you will need to split it.

If you are ever unsure about the name of a book section you are trying to split, please ask!

To split a track:

  • Identify and select the track you wish to split in the Play Order section of Converter Plus
  • Select Edit
  • This will take you to the page where you can edit the track.
  • Below the regular edit pane, where you can change the name and rank of the track, there is a section titled Split Audio. This is the third heading on the page.
  • There will be text asking you if this track contains 2 sections
  • Press the Scan button.
  • This will take you to a new page that tells you it has scanned the track and found the longest pause of silence. It will suggest you split the track at this pause.
  • There is a player on this page that is set automatically to that place in the track. It will ask you if you wish to hit play to check the selection. Select Play to listen.
  • If the player starts at the name of the track you wish to split (e.g. Chapter 1) then type the name of the track into the text box for Title and hit Split.
  • Now you will have an additional track in the Play Order section that is titled Chapter 1.

If the player does not start at the correct location you will have to navigate through the track using the slider and the advance buttons below the player.

  • When you find the point in the track you want to split, hit Pause
  • Select Update to update the time stamp for where the split will occur.
  • Type the name of the track into the text box for Title and hit Split.

Repeat until you have split all the sections as needed.

Try to aim for 3 seconds of silence at the end of a track. Sometimes this is not possible, so do the best you can.
If the split does not work, the track will need to be rejoined and then repaired. Please see Repair Track for more information
If the Title Page track is still a few minutes long, then it will have more sections in it that need to be split. You will have to repeat the above steps until you have split all the sections into their own tracks.
Be very careful about using the slider, and make sure you are splitting the track at the correct location. This is something you want to take your time on and double or triple check before you split the track. If in doubt, ask for help!

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public/nnels/mp3todaisy/set-play-order/split-track.txt · Last modified: 2021/04/27 12:03 by rachel.osolen