3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 28, 2017 1:58 AM by Colin Holgate

    Sound quality bad in export to Quicktime

    evjamie

      Exporting a Quicktime movie. Did the properties settings...set it to best quality.

      But it comes out sounding bad. Sounds great as a fla file.

      Any ideas why? Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Sound quality bad in export to Quicktime
          Colin Holgate MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          Can you give more details about what you mean by 'best quality'? Here's what you should have:

           

          Screen Shot 2017-12-27 at 9.03.32 AM.png

          Also, make sure you're using WAV sounds in your AS3 FLA timeline. If you've already imported them as MP3, it's too late to recover the sound quality.

          • 2. Re: Sound quality bad in export to Quicktime
            evjamie Level 1

            I went back to Cubase and got a wav file of the song. Put it in Flash. But when I export to a Quicktime mov

            file the sound quality is still bad. It sounds very sibilant. Sounds great as a fla file. I set the properties as they should

            be for export.

            • 3. Re: Sound quality bad in export to Quicktime
              Colin Holgate MVP & Adobe Community Professional

              Sibilance would be noticeable if you were using the default settings of MP3, 16kbps. In the dialog I showed, you would need to set both Event and Stream audio like that, to make sure you're exporting both kinds in good quality:

               

              Screen Shot 2017-12-28 at 9.55.12 AM.png

               

              Also, checking the Override box is worth doing, in case you've already set some sounds in the library to be lower quality.

               

              When you have done the export, are you listening to the MOV file, or are you sending that to Adobe Media Encoder to make an MP4? If you are, what are your compression settings like? If your plan is to do more work on the export in Premiere or After Effects, and if you're ok for drive space, you should use the MOV version in the other program.