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MP3 EXPORT! (Yes I know this has been covered)

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:25 pm
by Eleazar_13
I just feel like bringing this up again because I don't understand why we can't export in mp3? 95% of the time I export I only want an mp3 and because of this I have to import into iTunes, convert and then delete the files out of iTunes. This is an annoying task especially when you do it EVERY SINGLE DAY.

I don't understand the logic. Is there some grand reason for this? If licensing for the technology is expensive then why not make it a paid option like Pro-Tools does? I'd pay $30 for the feature! It's time this option was added this wastes time every day I'm in my studio and other software offers it so why not Ableton?

Thanks for letting me rant..

Re: MP3 EXPORT! (Yes I know this has been covered)

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:39 pm
by r_v
If you're on OSX, you could use Folder Actions and ffmpeg to watch a specified folder and convert any wav files placed there into mp3 automatically. e.g.:

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for f in "$@"
do

   filename=$(basename $f)
   filedir=$(dirname $f)
   extension=${filename##*.}
   filename=${filename%.*}

   if [ "$extension"=='wav' ]; then

      mp3filename="${filedir}/${filename}.mp3"
      ffmpeg -i $f -acodec mp3 -ab 320k $mp3filename

   fi

done
For Windows, this looks like it would work similarly, although I haven't used it myself - http://www.folderactions.com/