ReverendLove wrote on 3/20/2020, 4:19 PM

Works fine here with SF Pro 14,
Is it a DRM stamped file?

johnebaker wrote on 3/20/2020, 4:30 PM



Does the mp3 file play OK in any players eg Media Player?

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Arjun-Ghosh wrote on 3/21/2020, 4:45 PM


Yes, its a generic mp3 files i have been collecting over years. I have tried numerous mp3 files i have but none could be added.

They get easily added to my DJ software Serato DJ Lite. They also play fine in any media player.

But unable to add them to Sound Forge due to the error. I had to convert the file to a .wav file and then I could add. but it s a longer workaround for me.

rraud wrote on 3/21/2020, 7:05 PM

This is an occurrence with some PCs, MP3 files should open, playback (and encode) without issue in Sound Forge. Search this forum and maybe the VP audio forum, I recall seeing a fix of sorts.

Arjun-Ghosh wrote on 3/23/2020, 2:25 PM

Completely understand, but is there any codecs I would need to download to make it available. I believe all required codecs should have come with the software package. Its unusual that a perticular audio editing software cannot import mp3 when I am able to play it in windows and other free editing tools.

rraud wrote on 3/23/2020, 3:47 PM

There is a way to use the LAME codec in SF, but I do not know how to set it up. I use the standalone WinLAME RC3 UI for options SF's Fraunhofer MP3 encoder does not have.

You could try resetting SF to the initial installation default settings. ..or.. try an uninstall/reinstall using a third-party uninstaller that cleans up leftover folders, registry entries and other pertinent garbage the Win uninstall leaves behind. Revo Uninstall is highly regarded, either the freeware or the pro version work well.

Arjun-Ghosh wrote on 3/23/2020, 4:55 PM

I will try this option.