Sound File not playing
MusicSUBMIT uses flash technology to stream artists sound files over the internet. If your sound file is not playing you may have encoded your mp3 using a non-standard codec that is not supported by flash. If your sound file does not play please recreate your mp3 using the instructions below. When you do you will create a standard compliant mp3 file that you can use in all future situations.
|How do i make MP3 files?||
There are many tools out there to convert CD tracks to mp3 files. here are a few good ones (click the title of each for more information):
By default iTunes converts audio to AAC, so you will have to edit the preferences to get iTunes to convert the audio to MP3.
To create mp3s using iTunes:
The issue with the "chimp monk" effect is due to the way that the mp3 was originally encoded. Macromedia Flash can handle most standard mp3 encodings with any bitrate. However, some mp3 encoders use "non-standard" encoding techniques that Macromedia Flash can not handle... we have only been able to reproduce the "chimp monk" effect while using musicmatch's mp3PRO setting. The standard mp3 setting in musicmatch works fine, but when a file is encoded with the mp3PRO setting the file plays through wimpy with the "chimp monk" effect... I have been unable to find documentation on this issue on Macromedia's web site. This issue is not a function of wimpy, but rather an issue with the Flash plugin. The only solution i can offer at the moment is to re-encode your mp3's with a standard mp3 encoder. Wimpy will support VBR encoding and any bitrate. just be sure that you don't use mp3PRO encoding.
A good mp3 encoder is dbPowerAmp, which is what I currently use. It's a small, right-click type utility that makes encoding an mp3 a snap. Using the standard settings in dbPowerAmp works great with Wimpy.
James Roy has discovered the following:
"Just an FYI, I encountered the "chipmunk"
problem as well when I used the Wimpy Button because I was encoding MP3s
at 96kbps using iTunes. An MP3 encoded at 128kbps seemed ok, but anything
else (even encoding the files first at one bit rate, and then another)
gave me either a faster or slower playing speed."
James Koenig discovered the following:
For low bitrates (less than 32) I have the option of resampling at:
Of those, flash seems to only play nice with 11.025 or 22.05, it was defaulting to 24
John Henry Mostyn notes:
...A slightly more robust answer to the resampling issue for
One additional note: