15 Replies Latest reply on Aug 18, 2009 9:59 AM by the_wine_snob

    No MP3 Export? Is Adobe cheap or clueless?

    Eric R. Engelmann

      Come ON! I can't be the only person who frequently needs to export an MP3 clip from a video project. Did Adobe decide a small licensing fee would take too much of the $1600 I paid for their software suite, or are they just clueless that customers NEED this functionality. Don't tell me, "Oh, you can export a WAV, then install and load a conversion program, then convert to MP3." I paid Adobe money to make my life EASIER. Why don't they care?

        • 1. Re: No MP3 Export? Is Adobe cheap or clueless?
          Jim_Simon Level 8

          Come ON! I can't be the only person who frequently needs to export an MP3 clip from a video project.

           

          Well, there's certainly not a clamoring among professionals for the feature.

          • 2. Re: No MP3 Export? Is Adobe cheap or clueless?
            Harm Millaard Level 7

            Professionals don't care for MP3. If you want that format, use a consumer application.

            • 3. Re: No MP3 Export? Is Adobe cheap or clueless?
              Stan Jones Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Soundbooth will do this in your preference of bitrate.

              • 4. Re: No MP3 Export? Is Adobe cheap or clueless?
                Eric R. Engelmann Level 1

                There certainly is in my job. Perhaps people who just make feature films

                don't need it, but I simply can't excuse Adobe for not including it. Erodes

                my trust a LOT.

                 

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                • 5. Re: No MP3 Export? Is Adobe cheap or clueless?
                  Mortimer IOU Level 2

                  If you have a production suite with Premiere Pro, you also must have Soundbooth.

                   

                  Premiere is not the tool for making mp3 files, but it is easy to transfer an audio track to Soundbooth, as Stan suggested.

                   

                  Right-click any audio track, or any audio file in the project, choose Edit in Soundbooth. Then Save As and choose mp3 from the drop-down list.

                   

                  It's similar in concept to making a dvd from Pr, and a lot quicker.

                   

                  That's how the suite is designed to work.

                  • 6. Re: No MP3 Export? Is Adobe cheap or clueless?
                    cmishre

                    I don't know if this helps but I have converted files to MP3 within AME.  First by exporting a file to AME.  Then Duplicating the file and choosing MP3 as the  format  I desire for the duplicate file.  Chris. 

                    • 7. Re: No MP3 Export? Is Adobe cheap or clueless?
                      the_wine_snob Level 9

                      How well did you think that AME did the compression, compared to Audition, or SoundBooth, or other Audio editing program?

                       

                      Just curious,

                       

                      Hunt

                       

                      PS - I try to stay as far away from MP3, as I can, but then do not do Audio-only work much.

                      • 8. Re: No MP3 Export? Is Adobe cheap or clueless?
                        Andrey V Level 2

                        This is just one not true statement.

                        If I understood it correctly you wanted mp3 from premiere then why don't you just right click on the audio track on the timeline and select edit with a Soundboot or Audion (if Audition CS3 installed) and from there you can Save AS or Export to File from timeline to MP3.

                        This complain has no ground under it and made probably someone that is new to adobe product and I think this subject needs be closed, cause the feature are there you just unfamiliar with the product or don't know where to find it.

                        • 9. Re: No MP3 Export? Is Adobe cheap or clueless?
                          fuaho Level 1

                          Well, maybe none of these "professionals" have  ever had to send out 8 hours worth of material for transcripts!

                           

                          Of course it would be nice if the transcription function in Premiere actually worked...!

                           

                          Great to know that AME and Soundbooth are both consumer applications though!

                          • 10. Re: No MP3 Export? Is Adobe cheap or clueless?
                            PaulieDC Level 2

                            That's why these Adobe Premiere forums are such a kick... nobody gets any slack around here. You even refer to anything that remotely smells like consumer and you get wailed with a power washer. Love it. I'm serious, this forum has been a great boot camp, keeps people up to par. If you can get three "yes's" from the Harm/Joe/Hunt judge panel, you've gotten somewhere.

                             

                            • 11. Re: No MP3 Export? Is Adobe cheap or clueless?
                              the_wine_snob Level 9
                              Well, maybe none of these "professionals" have  ever had to send out 8 hours worth of material for transcripts!

                               

                              For Audio-only, I would use Audition, or some Audio editing program. To damn an NLE for it's lack of Audio Export for all possible choices is senseless. I would use the correct tools for the job, regardless if they are Adobe, or otherwise.

                               

                              BTW, I happen to have six Audio editors that do a great job with MP3's. Luckily, I do not need to compress my Audio, so it's moot to me. Still, I could, if I needed to do so.

                               

                              No one program can do everything with everything. I find Titler to pale besides my InDesign, or even my WordPerfect. Not even close. Hey, Titler does not do half of what my PS, or my AI can do. Am I concerned? Nah - I use the tools that I need to use.

                               

                              Sorry, but I just do not get it here.

                               

                              Hunt

                               

                              PS I'm glad to stay as far from MP3's as I can, though I can easily do them.

                              • 12. Re: No MP3 Export? Is Adobe cheap or clueless?
                                Jim_Simon Level 8
                                You even refer to anything that remotely smells like consumer and you get wailed with a power washer.

                                 

                                <edited for content>

                                 

                                You've been "power washed"!

                                 

                                Seriously, though.  I went through the proper steps of getting a formal education and on the job training before ever attempting to do this job on my own.  It was a sacrifice of time and money (which I'm still trying to pay back).  I expect no less from anyone else who tries to do this job with professional software, and resent those who try and take shortcuts and then expect (and often demand) free help solving problems that would not exist had they spent the money and done the work.

                                 

                                There's plenty of consumer apps for those who don't want to do the work.  Let them use those.  If you wish to use professional software, then be a professional.  Otherwise, it's the power washer for you matey...

                                • 13. Re: No MP3 Export? Is Adobe cheap or clueless?
                                  Curt Wrigley Level 4

                                  As much as I respect Jim's knowledge, experience and training; I cant agree that his path is the only way.

                                   

                                  The purpose of this forum is to help people.  True; folk need to be able to help themselves, but if everyone had to qualify as a pro to ask a question, these fora would hardly be needed.

                                   

                                  I started my video career as a hobby.  It grew and grew till I had no time to do my real job any more so I finally made video my full time work.  I learned on my own, on the job, and through helpful fora like this one.   Now that I paid my dues, Im happy to help others where I can.

                                   

                                  So; folk:  Ask away.  Not everyone thinks you have to be a "pro" to ask a question.

                                  • 14. Re: No MP3 Export? Is Adobe cheap or clueless?
                                    Eric R. Engelmann Level 1

                                    Wow! Glad I vented here. I hadn't even realized I had an audio converter in my bundle (I just use Premiere, Flash, and Encore). The right-click, open in Soundbooth, Save As MP3 works GREAT.

                                     

                                    My apologies to Adobe and thanks to YOU!

                                    • 15. Re: No MP3 Export? Is Adobe cheap or clueless?
                                      the_wine_snob Level 9

                                      Eric,

                                       

                                      Glad that you found the path. Way back, when Audition was part of the "suite", I questioned why I would ever use it, as PrPro did quite a bit with Audio. Well, didn't take me too long to realize the power that I had installed right next to PrPro. Back in the pre-SB days, that Rt-click brought up Audition, and when I started using it, I nearly wore out my Rt-clicker!

                                       

                                      Personally, I like the modular aspect more than a one-size-fit-all approach. I do like how most Adobe programs work together, often being called from within another app. Even when they do not, they fit neatly into my workflow, and always have.

                                       

                                      Good luck,

                                       

                                      Hunt