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Compact selected not working for me!
Old 12th September 2019
  #1
Gear Head
Compact selected not working for me!

I've never been able to get this feature to work! It seems like a great idea and I've always wished it would work.
For example, I have a 3g file. I'm using about 30mb of the file in clips. I select the clips on the track that I'm using. I select compact. It does nothing. The original 3g file is still there, unaltered. The clips still exist as clips, not new audio files on the hard drive. What am I doing wrong?
I've tried selecting unused and deleting. I've tried additionally selecting the source audio file in the clips bin.
But really, as I understand, simply selecting the clips I'm using, it should make audio files for the clips in use, and then delete the original audio file. It doesn't do this for me. I've tried various times in various sessions over the years.
Old 4 weeks ago
  #2
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Couple thoughts, before clearing unused make sure there are no hidden tracks that contain clips from the source file and no active Find in the clip bin also turn on Show Auto-Created as there maybe clips from the source file created by editing that are not showing in the clip list.
Old 1 week ago
  #3
Gear Head
I was able to get it to work finally. Not sure how and why... It's still a little weird. Sometimes it leaves the source file and creates a new one. Which makes matters worse in terms of storage space. I found that I could delete the source file manually and link the new file to the clips when the session is closed and relaunched without the original file in the audio folder.
I'm glad it for the most part seems to do the trimming task albeit something that needs to be carefully monitored and finessed to be sure it works properly. I feel this feature could be much more smart, powerful, and efficient with a little more enhancements in the user interface and programing...
There's a bit of unreliable mixed results as it is currently.
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