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Old 05-17-2009, 05:28 PM
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Default Can't Import MP3s

I have a friend with PT8 on a Windows XP machine ( I can get the specs if it helps) and he does have the mp3 option. He's a little green on the computer and I was trying to talk him through importing an mp3 into PT8. Whether he drags it into the session from the desktop, or uses IMPORT AUDIO.....PT immediately quits on him. I'm a Mac guy so I have limited suggestions for him. He's using a new MBOX II and PT8. Just for the heck of it, we tried importing an WAV file from a commercial CD, and that worked fine....

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Old 05-17-2009, 05:49 PM
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Default Re: Can't Import MP3s

Since your friend does not have the MP3 option, you need to convert the mp3 to a wave file. Easiest might be to import it to iTunes and put it in a playlist and burn an audio CD. You already know he can import that. I use Wavelab and it can open an mp3 and then save it as a wave file.
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:00 PM
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Since your friend does not have the MP3 option, you need to convert the mp3 to a wave file. Easiest might be to import it to iTunes and put it in a playlist and burn an audio CD. You already know he can import that. I use Wavelab and it can open an mp3 and then save it as a wave file.
As I said in my post, my friend does have the mp3 option...
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:31 PM
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Default Re: Can't Import MP3s

I'm not sure but there may have been an Mp3 option when installing PT V8, I know there was in 7.4
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:40 PM
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Do you have the LEGAL, paid-for version of MP3 option or the demo? It isn't free, you have to buy an authorization for it. (There's been some discussion and I agree with the premise that it should be part of the package, but then again I don't make policy!!!)
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:47 PM
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unless i'm misreading this here, tom asked about IMPORTING mp3 files, NOT exporting. what are you all going on about? i didn't think the mp3 option had anything to do with importing... was i mistaken?
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:21 PM
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I can import MP3 into sessions just fine. I do it all the time. The only problem I have ever had importing MP3's was if the file name was two long. Sometimes I would have to cut the name down to just the track title and then it would import ok. That was back when I was on 7.4. I have not had this problem ever with PT8.
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:26 PM
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Make sure they have Quicktime version 7.x or higher installed.
(You can search for it and the version in add/remove programs)

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/

Then try to import the MP3 again..
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