Audio Files - Smooth

mmalhotra-9265
mmalhotra-9265 Community Member Posts: 320 ♪ Opening Act ♪
Hi,

For a course,
1. I have human voice recording done for a course. There are 20 small VLC files for the course.
2. However, since it was not done professionally - it has background noise.
3. I am trying to use audacity, however, it would mean that I need to convert each VLC file to WAV file, and then reduce noise.
4. This seems a very time consuming option.
5. Is there a better way to remove background noise.

Best Answer

  • andrew-robertson
    andrew-robertson Community Member Posts: 196 ☆ Superstar ☆
    Accepted Answer
    Audacity is the go-to tool for me and my team. It gives you all the necessary things to clean up audio files for free.

    VLC is just a player like Windows Media Player, iTunes, etc.
    Andrew R.
    Developing content since 2010 using a mixed bag of tools.

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  • carlfink
    carlfink Community Member Posts: 968 ✭ Legend ✭
    Audacity is fully scriptable.

    https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/scripting.html

    You could automate the process fairly easily.

    There is no such thing as a "VLC file." VLC can play a wide range of file types. What is the actual file type you are dealing with?
  • mmalhotra-9265
    mmalhotra-9265 Community Member Posts: 320 ♪ Opening Act ♪
    @carlfink - The file type being mentioned is as the screenshot below.
    Audacity doesn't accept this file type; I had to convert them to WAV.


  • mmalhotra-9265
    mmalhotra-9265 Community Member Posts: 320 ♪ Opening Act ♪
    @andrew-robertson - Thank you. Its just that I have the files as VLC. I had to convert all of them to wav as audacity accepts only WAV files.

    Will explore audacity in detail.
  • andrew-robertson
    andrew-robertson Community Member Posts: 196 ☆ Superstar ☆
    hmm super odd, I've never heard of VLC file holding any sort of audio only a playlist of audio pieces similar to M3U. That being said, if your files are in MP3 they will open in Audacity.
    Andrew R.
    Developing content since 2010 using a mixed bag of tools.
  • carlfink
    carlfink Community Member Posts: 968 ✭ Legend ✭

    @carlfink - The file type being mentioned is as the screenshot below.
    Audacity doesn't accept this file type; I had to convert them to WAV.


    Your screencap says the file is a WAV already.