Chain ExportMP3 isn't working

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Chain ExportMP3 isn't working

Permanent link to this post Posted by MacDork » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:37 am

The built-in chain for exporting works great, but when I add ExportMP3 to the end of a chain to clean up a few files, the export never works
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Re: Chain ExportMP3 isn't working

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:38 am

Are you able to do a 'normal' (manual / not in a Chain) export as MP3?
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Re: Chain ExportMP3 isn't working

Permanent link to this post Posted by MacDork » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:25 pm

Yep
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Re: Chain ExportMP3 isn't working

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:38 pm

MacDork wrote:The built-in chain for exporting works great

You mean if you include a step to export as WAV, then that works?

MacDork wrote:when I add ExportMP3 to the end of a chain to clean up a few files, the export never works

What does "never works" mean exactly?
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Re: Chain ExportMP3 isn't working

Permanent link to this post Posted by MacDork » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:45 pm

Sorry, I'll clarify.

I installed Audacity two days ago, and it came w/ an example chain, and all it does is export to MP3 -- that works as expected.

When I create my own chain, ExportMP3 does not work.

When I manually choose the "File | Export Audio" menu item, I can create MP3s, as expected.
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Re: Chain ExportMP3 isn't working

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:05 pm

Open the folder
~/Library/Application Support/audacity//Chains
(you may need to use the "Go" menu in Finder because Mac hides this folder)

Locate the Chain file that you have made and attach it to your reply. See here for how to attach files to forum posts: https://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopi ... 49&t=64936
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Re: Chain ExportMP3 isn't working

Permanent link to this post Posted by MacDork » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:43 pm

Cool; thank you.

Here's an example.
Attachments
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Re: Chain ExportMP3 isn't working

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:23 pm

Are you applying the Chain to the current project, or to files?

Try removing all of the effects from the Chain except for "Export MP3" and see if that runs.
If it does, add the effects back one at a time and test each time. My guess is that one of the effects is crashing.
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Re: Chain ExportMP3 isn't working

Permanent link to this post Posted by MacDork » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:32 pm

Ok, thanks -- I'll give that a shot tonight. I appreciate the help.
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Re: Chain ExportMP3 isn't working

Permanent link to this post Posted by billw58 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:33 pm

My bet is on the Equalization effect. If that's the case, try using the "Save / Manage Curves" button to name the curve you want to apply, then select that curve name in the chain.

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