mp3 problems

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John Alden Thayer
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mp3 problems

Post by John Alden Thayer » Sat May 01, 2021 4:47 pm

I'm on an IMac version 10.15.7. I downloaded Audacity 3.0.2 and I can't create an mp3 file or export it into my hard drive. I had no problem doing this with a prior version of Audacity. I was able to save the file as an .aup3 to my hard drive however. ACX insists on mp3's only. If I can't send ACX mp3 files I won't be able to continue my work as an audio book narrator. Any ideas on what I need to do?

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Re: mp3 problems

Post by steve » Sat May 01, 2021 7:30 pm

John Alden Thayer wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 4:47 pm
I can't create an mp3 file or export it into my hard drive.
Why not? What happens when you try?
9/10 questions are answered in the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

John Alden Thayer
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Re: mp3 problems

Post by John Alden Thayer » Wed May 05, 2021 9:43 pm

Nothing happens. It just doesn't show up in my hard drive. But I did solve the problem, by chance. A YouTube video erroneously said that I could export the file to mp3 at 320 kbps. I had been using 192 which is what ACX, the audio book company I am working with, says is their minimum. So I went back to that and the mp3 showed up in my hard drive just as it used to do. Problem solved.

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Re: mp3 problems

Post by billw58 » Thu May 06, 2021 2:21 am

I have no problem exporting an MP3 at 192 kbps cbr. Do you get the export dialog after you click the "Save" button?
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Re: mp3 problems

Post by jademan » Fri May 07, 2021 12:38 pm

And I had no problem exporting a file to mp3 at 320 kbps on 3.0.2.

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