i'm havin a prob.. When i import mp3/audio in after effects 6.5 & 7...d software crashes and the error msg is here :
" After Effects can't continue: sorry, After Effects has crashed. See www.adobe.com/support/products/aftereffects.html for known issues. If you still can't resolve the issue, please contact Adobe Technical Support (2). (0::42)"
Most importantly: what is the source of the MP§ file and its internal structure? Is it copyrighted? Is it surround/ multichannel? Is it a captured web radio stream? Is it from an online store? Does it use variable bit rates? There's a number of things that could be the reason... That aside, Andrew is right: convert the file to a wave file e.g. using Winamp's disk writer module. Even if you could import the MP3 directly into AE, there's always the chance it may sound garbage, due to to way how AE handles such compressed audio, especially in versions prior to CS3.