Hey guys! I recently finished my second song and have embarked on the long and harrowing quest of turning it into a playable mp3 file. I’ve got the mp3 file part down, but I’m working on the “playable” part. My process is:
Cubase 6 Elements Project I want as mp3 opened > File > Export > Audio Mixdown
and used the settings:
Bit rate: 227 (Default) [Edit: Retried at 128 bitrate, same problems encountered.]
Sample Rate: 44.100 kHz (Default)
No ID3 Tag
Audio Engine Output: L/R Channels
However, the resulting mp3 file will not play turning up a “Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing this file” error message in Windows Media Player and will not play in iTunes. Also when uploaded to soundcloud the file would not play there either.
Any ideas on why the mp3 file will not run properly? Any suggestions? Also while I’m at it I could use some pointers as to what bit and sample rates, etc. to use.
I have already downloaded the mp3 patch and thats what I have been using for the mixdown. I have successfully imported a playable version of the mixdown into the project itself. I have also tried exporting the file as a wav and wma but neither were playable.
Badbass, when you say “set each track to solo” what do you mean by that?
UPDATE: I was able to create a playable file by first creating it as a wav and then converting it to an AAC on iTunes.
The issue appears to have resolved itself somehow, even though I did nothing to prompt it. Two days ago none of the sound files would play, and today when I tried to play them, they all worked. Very mysterious, but I’m not complaining.