mp3 Audio file not supported in Premiere Pro

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So imprting video material works fine. But when I tried to import music I always get the alert "File format not supported". The music is an mp3 file. Do I maybe have to change something in the settings??

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 17, 2021 Jan 17, 2021
What happens when you use an audio program to change to WAV format?

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What happens when you use an audio program to change to WAV format?

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Thank you very much! That must have been the problem.

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Please tell us your system specs: OS version, Premiere version, amount of RAM, Hardware specs including graphics card.  And where did you get the .mp3 file?  generally mp3 files will play in premiere but they're not recommended for a number of reasons.  Ideally convert to either wav or aiff 48k 16 bit...  If you're on a mac, does the mp3 file play in itunes or quicktime player and on windows, whatever the default is for windows...

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It might have copy protection.

And as mgrenadier said, it is recommended to convert mp3 to wav before importing into Premiere Pro.

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not just converting to wav (or aiff).  It's a good idea to match the sampling rate for audio throughout your project.  Although you may be able to mix sampling rates, there can be issues that will bite you on the behind just when you least expect it...  standard video uses 48k sampling but if all your sources are 44.1, you can stick with that.

 

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If you share more details , we will able to help you more easily and fastly 

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