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Why exactly can't I import these MP3s

Oct 21, 2013 10:26 AM

I've got a hundred MP3s encoded in various ways that need to be imported into Flash Pro FLA files. Most of them fail with the generic error "one or more files were not imported because there were problems reading them".


I know this is because Flash doesn't like some MP3 encodings, and I need to re-encode them. I know I could use "lame -q 0 -V 8 -b 32 -B 320 --resample 44.1 -m j sample.wav sample.mp3" although that results in a quality too low for my purposes. I've been playing around with different encodings in Audacity, changing the bitrate mode, joint stereo vs regular stereo, higher and lower bitrates, different project Hz rates. I'm very concerned with optimizing quality + filesize. But export settings that work for one file will fail for another. It's very frustrating!


Can anyone tell me what, exactly, is it that Flash Pro can't read about these files?


Flash Pro appears to use some ancient homegrown MP3 parser written that doesn't work with modern encoding techniques and higher bitrates. Please fix.


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