FCP Won't Play Music Clips...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by superspiffy, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

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    This is for FCP... What format do music files have to be in for FCP to play them? I've tried dropping an mp3 and FCP won't play it, giving me beeps instead. I tried converting that to mp4 then aac, still with no luck.
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Final Cut Pro will accept most file types including MP3 and AAC - basically anything QuickTime can handle. When you place the music files into the timeline you have to render the audio to convert them to your project's format.

    So, in other words, hit Command + R with the timeline window active.
     
  3. superspiffy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!
     
  4. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    For future reference though, convert your music to AIFF, you won't need to render anymore after that.
     
  5. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I actually think its easier to just let FCP do the rendering, since after all you have to do rendering sometime.
     

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