2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 29, 2008 6:17 AM by Andrew Yoole

    AE CS3 error

      Good morning. I am using After Effects CS3 but whenever I try to import a MP3 file into my project I get the following error message:

      "After Effects error: Can't import file "xyz,mp3": unsupported filetype of extension.

      (0 : 1)"

      I can play the MP3 just fine with other apps. I can import other files into AE CS3 no problem (other than MP3).

      Can anyone assist with this error?

      Thanks in advance,
        • 1. Re: AE CS3 error
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant
          Simply put: If AE doesn't like it, then it's not a proper MP3. Possibly it has some additional tags attached, is a multichannel MP3, has copyright bits, variable bitrates at odd settings, a crooked frame structure, encrypted sections (download shop?) or whatever. I'm afraid you simply will not be able to avoid converting it to a WAV file or something you can use.

          • 2. Re: AE CS3 error
            Andrew Yoole MVP & Adobe Community Professional
            Just an observation: the file name in your post has a comma rather than a period, which may cause AE to read the file type incorrectly.

            Either way, follow Mylenium's advice above. Don't use MP3s in AE.