Hello to y'all, and please be patient and gentle....
A little (long winded) background might help...
I've been a Windows User since '95 was released - prior to '95 I'd never used a PC.
As a full time Professional DJ of 35 years, I slowly moved into the digital realm about 3yrs ago, and have progressed steadily through various Windows PC's, every Win OS from Win2K through to Win7 64bit, and various software packages aimed at the Professional DJ - until last week - when I finally gave up on Windows PC's combined with Commercial Audio/DJ applications that meet the demanding needs of a live performance.
I now own a MAC!!
@#$%ING BEST MOVE I HAVE EVER MADE, AND SHOULD HAVE DONE IT A LONG TIME AGO!!!
Anyway, my DJ Applications run like a Mack Truck on steroids, the MAC itself just idles along like it's on a stroll through the park, and my mind is now 100% on the job instead of constantly worrying about the performance issues of my hardware.
My ONLY dissapointment, is what appears to be a severe lack of great audio editing applications for the MAC Platform.
I need a multitrack, effects, etc etc and above all MP3 support.
My weapon of choice over the last 12-15 years, as been Cool Edit Pro [which i've noted, gets a mention in this forum regularly] and upgraded until it couldn't be upgraded anymore - it has had, and has done, everything I have ever needed and needed to do.
So, in my research into a suitable application for the MAC Platform, I've discovered a couple of choices, and before investing in USB Dongles to try out software, I thought Audition would be the go.
I'm fairly familiar with Adobe Products in the Web Development and Graphics area, and thought it would be a good place to start.....
NOW TO THE PROBLEM...
I'm trialing Audition CS5, and my first task was to delete silence at the start and end of MP3 tracks - yes there are apps that can batch process this task, however, they ARE unreliable and tend to delete actual audio - all was fine for a while, just drag the file into Audition, it would open, I'd cut what was needed, save the file, and move on to the next - great stuff to do on a Sunday afternoon.
Then, with one file, I realised I should have repaired the fade out, and dragged it back into Audition, only to get this error message "File not supported by any currently registered plug-ins"
Every MP3 file edited and saved in Audition, yields the same result. Yet if Audition hasn't edited & saved it, the file can be opened and played in Audition as often as I please.
Audition's features/specs all state that it supports MP3's, so what is this all about??
Rather than just "save" the file, I have even "saved as" and created a new file, thinking that Audition may need to use it's own MP3 thingy's behind the scenes - but no luck.
Fortunately the edited files all run smoothly in Traktor Scratch Pro, and my time hasn't been lost....
Has anybody got any ideas?
Coz, I aint got a clue!
Cheers, and thanks in advance,