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problem with mp3 sound clips

Clint Sutton 6 years ago updated by Ezra Weinstein (Administrator) 6 years ago 1
I am having some problems with using mp3 sound files.  I want to loop a sound to play continuesly without any gaps.  I start with a .wav file that has no gaps at the beginning and end so it plays smoothly when looping in audio softwar.  But when I convert it to mp3, the clip always has a gap at the beginning and the end, so it loops in interactbuilder with a pause!? This seems to be with all mp3 files.  I don't think this is an interactbuilder problem, as my recording software even shows the mp3 file with gaps, no matter how many times I edit it.  Any suggestions would be helpfull please!?


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I believe WAV files will work but not sure they will work on all platforms.  We will do some research on this, but in general MP3 is what we recommend to use. We haven't run into this issue, but at the same time we have not had a need to have music in a loop that does not pause.

Ok, I have done some research on the net.  And it seems that it's pretty much impossible to remove the gap in front of an mp3 sound clip!  I have tried many diff programs and they all still leave a gap.  From what I have found online, mp3'S all have this!  


This is something you mite want to look at for the builder, as this is going to be a major problem with anyone wanting to loop an mp3!


So, is there another audio format we can use in interactbuilder?  my file as a .wav does not have any gaps.


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I believe WAV files will work but not sure they will work on all platforms.  We will do some research on this, but in general MP3 is what we recommend to use. We haven't run into this issue, but at the same time we have not had a need to have music in a loop that does not pause.