Switching from Audition 3 to CS6 has been problematic for me, in the Batch Conversion department.
In Audition 3, I could open many hundreds of WAV files, convert them in mp3, and the processor would then erase the old WAV versions.
Now, in CS6, I check the "Same as source file location", as well as "Overwrite existing files".
But that last one seems to simply... not work! After the conversion, I end up with both the new mp3 files, but also the old WAV files that I dont want.
What gives? I know this is kind of a particular fonction, but anyone else can reproduce this problem?
I think it's doing exactly what it says. It's putting your files in the same location, and if there was an MP3 of that name already there, it would overwrite it. Is there a specific option to erase the source files?
Maybe... But my problem is: why would checking that same option in CS6 would do the opposite of 3.0?
"Overwrite existing files" used to "Overwrite the ORIGINAL file", with no consideration of its original filename. If I use the Batch Converter to actually convert from .WAV to .mp3, that same Batch Converter should be smart enough to know the resulting file won't have the same extension than the "existing file", the one that it offers me to erase! That's the way it works with all the other audio production software I use, including AA 3.0...
(Edit: Approximate French-Canadian English grammar... )
Audition 3 did have an additional parameter to delete the original file if the conversion was successful. I don't recall why this option was removed when the feature was redesigned for Audition CS5.5. I'll look into it to determine if it was an accidental or intended ommission, and submit a feature request to have it brought back.
Wow... Thank you!
I teach radio broadcasting in college. With dozens of students graduating each year, I batch process thousands of files in folders full of WAV files and compress them to a more reasonable mp3 format, for archiving.
We don't have 3.0 anymore, but I think I can dust off an old 1.5 version at home... That'll do the trick for this time!
Again, thanks for your support. You're saving me some work since my next move was to find out how to submit something direcly to Adobe.