MEP19Prem Export Audio Question

russelldean wrote on 6/1/2019, 10:32 AM

When I attempt to export the audio as .mp3, I get a popup telling me that I must have Windows Media Player 10 or above to do so. I do have WMP version 12 installed so how do I get MEP to recognize it. Seems odd to me that I'd have to have WMP at all to render the audio to mp3. Any idea?

Also, where do I get the extra module "Soundtrack Styles?" Thanks

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browj2 wrote on 6/1/2019, 10:52 AM

Hi,

I don't know for MP3.

For Soundtrack Styles, I presume that you mean those that you see when you open the Wizard and select Soundtrack Maker. Correct?

Which version of MEP do you have? Basic, Plus or Premium?

With Plus or Premium, if you downloaded and installed the extra content (under Help, Install extra content) then you should have the music installed under:

C:\ProgramData\MAGIX\Movie Edit Pro Premium\2019\Soundtrack Maker Styles

and they will show up in the Soundtrack Maker interface.

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johnebaker wrote on 6/1/2019, 10:59 AM

@russelldean

Hi

. . . . I get a popup telling me that I must have Windows Media Player 10 or above to do so. I do have WMP version 12 installed so how do I get MEP to recognize it. Seems odd to me that I'd have to have WMP at all to render the audio to mp3. Any idea? . . . .

The message would suggest that you do not have WMP as the default player for mp3 files. Try setting WMP as the default player for this format - there are several ways of doing this.

HTH

John EB

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russelldean wrote on 6/1/2019, 11:05 AM

Yes, that Soundtrack Styles module.. I have the newest premium version. I don't recall installing any extras yet as I was unaware that I could. Ok, I checked and all this stuff is gonna take a while to download and install so I have that one answered for now. Thanks browj2, John CB. I'll check that default player thing too 😉 Man, you know some stuff.

Ok, I set the music and video players to default WMP, closed MEP and restarted it. Still getting the same popup tho so I dunno on that one. I'll try restarting the computer. Likely I'll need the extras installed for this to work as well so I'll check back a little later and let yall know where I'm at with this.

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emmrecs wrote on 6/1/2019, 11:16 AM

@russelldean

I honestly have no idea why MEP is requiring WMP for mp3 export! Can you export to other formats, e.g. wav? As a matter of interest, why do you need an mp3 export of the audio? .wav is MEP's "preferred" audio format because it is uncompressed, unlike mp3.

I see what you mean about the apparently missing "Soundtrack Styles" message. I checked this in VPX and the styles are present on my computer so should be accessible to MEP! They should be at C:\Program Data\Magix\Movie Edit Pro Premium\2019\Soundtrack Maker Styles, but the folder is empty!

I can obviously copy the folders from VPX to MEP but that is not possible for you. I think you need to raise this as a bug via the Contact button at the foot of every forum page.

Jeff

Update: copying the folders from VPX location to MEP location still does not enable MEP to see and use them. You definitely need to report this as a bug! I also still have parts of MEP Premium 2018 present on my computer and I see the corresponding folders in that edition each include an .msi (installation) file; I wonder whether the porblem with 2019 is caused by the absence of those files?

I've also just tested an audio file export to mp3; no problem! (WMP 12 installed.)

Further Update: copying the files/folders from the "... 2018\Soundtrack Maker Styles" to the 2019 folder makes the styles available to MEP 2019!! 😀😕  @johnebaker, any ideas why??

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johnebaker wrote on 6/1/2019, 12:34 PM

@emmrecs

Hi Jeff

. . . . copying the files/folders from the "... 2018\Soundtrack Maker Styles" to the 2019 folder makes the styles available to MEP 2019 @johnebaker, any ideas why?? . . .

When you upgraded from 2018 to 2019 did you specify a new folder for the installation instead of letting 2019 overwrite the existing 2018 installation?

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emmrecs wrote on 6/1/2019, 1:10 PM

@johnebaker

Hi John.

I always specify my D:\ drive for the core program files; everything else is left as default. As suggested above, the folder "Soundtrack Maker Styles" was where I would have expected it to be (as listed above) but it was empty. I suspect @russelldean may be experiencing the same thing, although if he hasn't downloaded all the Additional Content he may now find he has them?

Jeff

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russelldean wrote on 6/1/2019, 2:51 PM

Hmm, mp3 export ain't working so you're probly right and it should be reported for a patch or something. I haven't downloaded the extras yet cuz I just ordered a box set yesterday, didn't like the idea of only a download version with no backup toward maybe a new computer in the future. I wanted to start from scratch and start over fresh with that before installing the extras. Should be here a few days so I'll put this project on hold til then. If I get it working or find a fix, I'll post an update. Thanks much for your info emmrecs, it helps. And making WMP default made no difference in the mp3 audio export, still getting same popup like it doesn't see it.

Oh emmrecs, you asked why I wanted mp3? I don't have an audio editor at present but I had a mp3 file from a performance that I wanted to cut up and piece together in a single track. So I did it in MEP to export to mp3. I do have a converter if I have to use video type to save/export the tune. I never really used .wav much unless it was there, only used for short sound clips, etc.

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emmrecs wrote on 6/1/2019, 4:52 PM

@russelldean

but I had a mp3 file from a performance that I wanted to cut up and piece together in a single track. So I did it in MEP to export to mp3.

Thanks for the explanation of why you wished to export to mp3.

But, are you aware of the inevitable quality loss your process entails??? Whenever you open an mp3, "edit" it (in any way) and then export it back to mp3, each "new" mp3 is a lossily-compressed version of its predecessor; this is unavoidable because of how the compression algorithm works. (mp3 was only ever intended to be a Distribution Format, not an Editing or Production Format.)

Your mention of having bought a boxed version of MEP because you are concerned about installing a downloaded version to a possible future new computer (why not simply save the downloaded installation files to a hard drive which can be installed to or attached to the new computer?), you need to be aware that the boxed version "integrates" that Additional Content within the single installer, whereas each part of the downloads of that content has its own installer. IOW, I'm not sure you can simply run the disk version and have it install ONLY that Additional Content.

Jeff

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russelldean wrote on 6/1/2019, 5:08 PM

Thanks again emmrecs. I kinda figured as much but what's a poor boy to do? But then I got a couple tricks up my sleeve as well. I'm not making a major motion picture at this time anyway. lol

I don't know what's on the disc until I get it. I like to have hard copy of important wares. Not long ago I had a 500G Toshiba external that cost me ten years of data and memories.

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Scenestealer wrote on 6/1/2019, 7:12 PM

@emmrecs

I honestly have no idea why MEP is requiring WMP for mp3 export!

A footnote on the requirements & file formats page on the MEP sales website actually states that .mp3 export requires WMP10 or higher be installed. I think it relies on the codec that comes with WMP, where it can be selected for ripping CD's, for the encoding in MEP to function.

@russelldean

Maybe try reinstalling WMP.

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russelldean wrote on 6/2/2019, 11:01 AM

Thanks for your suggestion, scenestealer. I tried that but MEP still won't export the mp3. I'm pretty sure I'll need to install the extras before it will. It's still not seeing my WMP 12, then comes the popup telling me so.

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russelldean wrote on 6/6/2019, 5:39 PM

Exporting audio fine now in all manners. Had to get the rest of the extras installed. Thanks friends.

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john-sam wrote on 2/3/2020, 12:19 PM

Exporting audio fine now in all manners. Had to get the rest of the extras installed. Thanks friends.

I installed most of the extra content, still have the same problem... can you tell me how did you fix it ?