Importing audio files

nehneh

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Original poster
Feb 3, 2005
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In Garageband I am trying to make remixes of some songs I have. In garageband help it says

"You can add a loop or other audio file to a song by dragging it directly from the Finder to the timeline. You can drag the audio file either to a Real Instrument track or to an empty area below the existing tracks. Supported file formats are: AIFF, WAV, MP3, and AAC (except protected AAC files)."

And it's so weird because for some mp3s and m4as it just does not work, but for others, it does! For the files that don't work, it still shows a progress bar saying, "Importing file" and then it fills up but nothing happens.

Does anyone know about this and how to get it to work?
 

nehneh

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 3, 2005
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Psh, never even mind. I just converted the ones that don't work to AIFF before I add it and then it works.
 
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losackmd

macrumors member
Jan 18, 2004
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import of mp3s

same problem
my mp3s wont get imported
either
what to do????
 
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tech4all

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Jun 13, 2004
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NorCal
I was just about to make a new thread about this

I have a similar problem but I'm not sure if it's format specific (as some mp3 work and some don't). I am having problems dragging some music files from iTunes to Garageband. It say's IMPORTING, but then that goes away and nothing happens. Whereas it should say IMPORTING then CONVERTING. So far it's been happening on some mp3's, but not all. Some work and some don't.
 
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WinterMute

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Jan 19, 2003
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Use iTunes to convert problematic MP3's to .wav or.aiff files and then import them, they should work fine.

Use 16-bit, 44.1Khz sample rate.

MP3's with DRM codes often will not import.
 
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