My MP3 (converted from MP4) not reconigzed


#1

I converted my mp4 video to mp3 but Engine 1.5 say “file is not audio file” They are at 320kbps 44.1khz CBR.

Anyway around? A good converter that do the job?


#2

I think Engine 1.5 throws that error when you also don’t have Quicktime installed on your win pc.


#3

I tried with Quicktime… didn’t work. I now have Quicktime Alternative, that help me with my other MP3.

See it work with some MP3 but not the one I converted from MP4 of my Xendamix library.

I did converted my MP4 to MP3 with LameXP, it’s not recognized. Then from MP3 to AAC in Itunes. Engine do recognize those AAC. This is to long of a process and loose of quality in the run.


#4

if you wanna be on safe side when converting from one lossy format to another go through aif or wav.

which means export your source (doesn’t matter what it is) to a wav or aif file that matches khz and bitdepth. then you can cleanly compress that aif or wav to whatever you want.


#5

Since that route also gives you quality loss going from lossy to lossy, imho it’s not a necessary step. With a good converter (I use dBpoweramp, paid version, but there are others) you should be able to do the conversion directly. I’d gladly give it a try here, but I am not sure you can PM with a file attachment.

Let me know.


#6

which is why i said “if you wanna be on the safe side”