exported mp3 file has no sound

I have a project with four flows. I created exported mp3 files for each flow, but only the file of the first flow has sound. What am I doing wrong?

Audio is exported based on the players in the uppermost score layout in the right panel of Setup mode. Does that layout contain all four flows? If not, you’ll need to drag the layout(s) containing the 2nd-4th flows to the top of the list and repeat the export.

The uppermost layout does contain all four flows. One unusual factor: I merged four separate projects together, which each becoming a flow. The flows seem integrated well, as on playback, all four play in order. I created wav export files which work fine, but the mp3 ones do not.

If it works for wav files, I see no reason why it would not for mp3. Is it possible that you send me your project file to ‘u dot stoermer at steinberg dot de’? Thanks

Will do. Thanks!

Actually, turned out to be not a problem on Dorico side. The mp3s were valid and contained audio.
It was iTunes (and probably its caching mechanism) that fooled the op and made him think the mp3s are empty.

Hi! I need some help with the same issue. I’m exporting my song as mp3, and it plays in Windows Media Player and Groove Music, but there is no sound. Can someone help me please? I really appreciate it!


Welcome to the forum, Ellen. Do you get the same problem with all projects, or just one of your project? Could it be that you’re just not getting any sound of any kind from any application other than Dorico when Dorico is running? Try quitting Dorico and then see if you can hear your MP3 file. If you do, then you need to take a look at this video for the troubleshooting steps that will allow you to get sound from all applications while Dorico is running.

Hi Daniel, thank you! I’m using Cubase Elements 10.5 and I have Yamaha Digital Piano as my MIDI input. When I close Cubase and listen to the MP3 there is still no sound on my pc desktop. I’ve also tried to send the file to my mail, but same issue there. Curious to know the answer here! I really appreciate your help.


Hi Eilen, would you please send an example project as well as the exported mp3 to ‘u dot stoermer at steinberg dot de’. Thanks