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XP Movie Maker--Not the usual problem w/mp3

by tmccar10 / October 3, 2012 12:26 PM PDT

I imported an mp3 file into MM without any problem (I've done it many of times before).
When I check the file's properties it's truncated by almost a minute (122 seconds vs 28 seconds).
If I play the same file in Media Player it runs the full time.
I have NO idea what's going on.
I'd appreciate any help/suggestions.

Thanks

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Given little detail
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 3, 2012 2:30 PM PDT

The usual is that the bit rate is not exact and will be off a little. Usually not enough except for every second counts. Since you are an old time user that's what I'd check out.
Bob

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XP Movie Maker--Not the usual problem w/mp3
by tmccar10 / October 4, 2012 3:45 AM PDT
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Perfect.

Took a couple a minutes to get some software from CNET and a few more to increase the bit rate.
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One follow up, if I may. I boosted the rate all the way to 320. Is that OK of is there a better rate for MM files?

Thanks!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 4, 2012 3:55 AM PDT

The best rate is one that matches the target. Let's say I'm crafting a Video DVD. Let's find out what bit rate is used in a standard plain Video DVD.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Video#Audio_data

OK, that shows us the standard bit rate is 48 KHz and multiples of that. Since 320 is not evenly divisible by 48 the audio length can be off a little.

Over a longer period this error adds up and may be off by minutes.
Bob

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XP Movie Maker--Not the usual problem w/mp3
by tmccar10 / October 4, 2012 7:08 AM PDT

Thanks again!

I'll surely use the advise.

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