Properties... enables you to modify the functionality of Audio Tool.
Click SELECT on this menu item to display the
Audio Tool: Properties window, shown in Figure 11-19.
The controls on the
Audio Tool: Properties
window are described in the following paragraphs.
Auto Play on Selection:--Causes selections to be played immediately after a selection is made. This option can be useful when you are working on a specific editing task because the entire selection replays each time that you make or change a selection.
Silence Detection:--Turns silence detection ON or OFF. If this option is turned off, no silence detection occurs and the entire audio file is displayed as a single sound segment. Turning off this option speeds up the time it takes to load an audio file.
Silence detection is automatically suppressed for audio file formats that have a sample rate greater than 16kHz, regardless of the silence detection setting in the Edit Properties... window.
Silence Threshold:--Changes the parameters for silence detection. Moving the slider to the left increases the sensitivity to short pauses. This should increase the number of sound and silence segments. Moving the slider to the right decreases the sensitivity to short pauses. This should decrease the number of segments.
Recorded audio can quickly use up disk space. Set the temp file directory to a file system that contains adequate disk space. Also, if you are using high sampling rates (e.g., CD or DAT format), you may have difficulty recording to a remotely mounted temp file system.
In addition, there are two buttons at the bottom of the Properties window, Apply and Reset. Use these buttons as follows:
Click SELECT on
Apply to apply all
changes made in the Properties window.
Click SELECT on
to restore all parameters to their original value, as set by the last Apply