Ableton is still Un-Ableton when it comes to render MP3. Why?

It's 2011 an Ableton is not ableto render MP3. Why?

MP3 is with a view on audio quality for sure not the best choice. On the other hand: If you want to export a track for use in the internet for exchange ideas via IM or Mail or at least if you want to use your tracks on a Laptop with small HDs, WAV or AIFF is not really necessary and often too huge. Using external tools means impact on workflow and slows down workaround - in fact you have to wait for the rendering first and then for the conversion to MP3 - also you have to enter Meta-Data (errr... Where to enter some Meta-Data in Ableton???)

It should be possible to make Ableton Ableto to render MP3 (maybe also OGG oder FLAC). If it is a money thing for the company: Charge customers. But don't ignore one of most used file formats ever.


Floatzero 2 years ago | 1 comment

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  • KennyJ6
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    open in itunes and select copy as mp3 , takes 1 minute to do

    hope this helps

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Olly B
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    I know - i agree. Being a demanding customer i want to be able to export as mp3 and then go - I dont want to open another program to do it! Even 1 minute is just a drag....

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • whirly101
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    I expect the reason why Ableton don't support this is because they don't want to have licence the MP3 codec - I seem to recall the terms of the licence are pretty imposing.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Trevor Rooney
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    Ambelton should have this facility included in the software. I think its stupid that you have to go elswhere to complete a track for the internet?

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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