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pedrocaetanos 2012-10-18 23:38

Export as MP3
 
I'm sure this has requested before... several times probably :D

But has anyone suggested using the LAME libray?
http://lame.sourceforge.net/license.txt
Although I doubt that Props are totally unaware of its existence...

Anyway, with this, that feature could be added with no additional costs... unless there's that patent issue in some countries...

It would be handy to have an export as MP3, it would save the trouble of having to encode with an additional software.

pushedbutton 2012-10-19 00:15

a pdf song? It's a novel idea but I don't think it would catch on.
mp3 is a crappy format for making sounds portable, it is a lossy format. If I was in the position of the props I would seriously consider how sounds coming out of their software would be perceived by its audience. The lame library is pretty common knowledge and there is a multitude of free transcoders out there.
Personally I think it's more important to keep the audiophiles happy and let people figure out their own solution to creating mp3. I think condition 3 may be enough to put them off considering using lame, but I'm not staff.
http://lame.sourceforge.net/license.txt

jlgrimes 2012-10-19 00:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by pedrocaetanos (Post 1159008)
I'm sure this has requested before... several times probably :D

But has anyone suggested using the LAME libray?
http://lame.sourceforge.net/license.txt
Although I doubt that Props are totally unaware of its existence...

Anyway, with this, that feature could be added with no additional costs... unless there's that patent issue in some countries...

It would be handy to have an export as pdf, it would save the trouble of having to encode with an additional software.

I would like mp3 support in Reason as well.

pedrocaetanos 2012-10-19 00:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by pushedbutton (Post 1159041)
a pdf song? It's a novel idea but I don't think it would catch on.

LOL, corrected! who knows, maybe it can start a trend :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by pushedbutton (Post 1159041)
mp3 is a crappy format for making sounds portable, it is a lossy format. If I was in the position of the props I would seriously consider how sounds coming out of their software would be perceived by its audience. The lame library is pretty common knowledge and there is a multitude of free transcoders out there.
Personally I think it's more important to keep the audiophiles happy and let people figure out their own solution to creating mp3. I think condition 3 may be enough to put them off considering using lame, but I'm not staff.

I'm an audiophile myself, and I'm quite picky with sound quality.
If you tell me you can tell between the original and a 320 mbps encoding, without using a 50,000$ system, I'd say you're not into blind tests... but let's not get into that old war (and remember audiophiles hated CDs in the beginning - they had truly terrible sound, both media and players, but nowadays, CD rivals vinyl, as long as the player is on the same price range - things evolve, and there's no point fighting the progress).

Hardly any audiophile would complain with the LAME library - it's widely considered one of the best (if not the best) and better than Fraunhofer's.

If the Props don't give the option of encoding on too low rates, and the default is the highest rate, I think there will be no complaints about sound quality.

People will encode anyway, so why not make it easier?

What is condition 3 anyway? :)

pushedbutton 2012-10-19 01:54

You couldn't be arsed to click the link I supplied?

pedrocaetanos 2012-10-19 08:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by pushedbutton (Post 1159119)
You couldn't be arsed to click the link I supplied?

You couldn't be arsed to see that I originally provided that same link? That's an idea, posting links without reading the content... Just didn't realized that's what you were referring, specially cause it isn't an issue: in the unlikely event that props needed to change the lib, they had to give those changes to community, but still it's apart from Reason.

There's much more concern about the patent status of MP3 on some countries.

LastAlternative 2012-10-19 12:16

??? Don't you have dB Poweramp Music Converter ???

devilfish 2012-10-19 12:22

I do not like MP3's ..

320s are okay .. but not 128!

They should make the storage devices cheaper and the internet faster !!!
I would find it better than codec developments such as MP3

modsoundmind 2012-10-23 05:02

import mp3
 
the ability to import an mp3 and convert to wave file on it's way in. I get a lot of hip hop guys bringing in Mp3s even after I've told them 70 times to bring me a wave. Sure I can convert in iTunes but it'd be a nice feature.

BrandonFrisby 2012-10-23 08:23

MP3, AFAIK, is a copy written codec. Fraunhoffer I think.
I know with certain DAWs in the past, MP3 options were purchased agreements with an entire EULA to themselves.
Propellerheads historically isn't a third-party type of company...but then again, with RE's, that all sort of changed. Still can't bring myself to add on anything to what I considered the "total package" to begin with and try out any RE's. But...eh.

MP3 is a lossy/messy codec anyhow, but I know the convenience of the high compression rate, nearly universal adoption, and the smaller file size is a convenience a lot of people want. I'd vote for inclusion if it were up to me.


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