File export - end of audio missing

I’ve noticed when exporting long audio files as mp3, the end of the audio is missing, almost as if I put the end marker in the wrong place. If I export as wav it exports the complete file so this only happens when exporting to mp3.

To recreate the problem…

  1. Create empty project
  2. Add an audio track (I’ve only noticed this with larger files, e.g. 1 hour long audio files)
  3. Put the markers at start and end of the audio file
  4. Select ‘file’, ‘export’, ‘audio mixdown’
  5. Change file format to MPEG 1 Layer 3 File, 320kBit, 44.100 kHz
    -> Result = Import mp3 back into project and you should notice some of the audio missing from the end of the mp3 when comparing to the file you were trying to export.

I have a file converter program called Switch Sound File Converter and if I open a wav into there it converts the whole file to mp3 perfectly without missing any of the end of the audio, which leads me to believe it must be a problem with Cubase.

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It’s been almost 3 years since your post, but I’m having the same problem here as well. WIth an MP3 file of 3 minutes, so appearantly it doesn’t have to be a very long file. Would love a solution!