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  • Mon, Apr 27 2020 11:40 PM

    Media composer 2020.4 can’t import mp3

    It says "the file is not supported". I have always imported mp3 with oldest version. Now it says I have to link and transcode. How is that possible?

  • Tue, Apr 28 2020 12:00 AM In reply to

    Re: Media composer 2020.4 can’t import mp3

    Because it needs legacy 32-bit quicktime elements unavaiable for OSX 10.15 (catalina).

    You might need to convert elsewhere.

    If you have any OS version prior to Catalina, you have to install the legacy elements as well. Assuming you have quicktime 7 player installed. 

    Install: Media Composer Legacy Components 2020.4 Mac

    It's in the same page as the 2020.4 version in Download Center.

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  • Tue, Apr 28 2020 12:06 AM In reply to

    Re: Media composer 2020.4 can’t import mp3

    I'm working on Catalina. So it will never be possible? I have to convert in wave elsewhere and then import in avid forever?

    Thank you

  • Tue, Apr 28 2020 12:21 AM In reply to

    Re: Media composer 2020.4 can’t import mp3

    Eventually you will be able to I assume. For now there are tons of converters out there.

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  • Tue, Apr 28 2020 1:44 AM In reply to

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    Re: Media composer 2020.4 can’t import mp3

    Eduardo Serrano:

    Because it needs legacy 32-bit quicktime elements unavaiable for OSX 10.15 (catalina).

    You might need to convert elsewhere.

    If you have any OS version prior to Catalina, you have to install the legacy elements as well. Assuming you have quicktime 7 player installed. 

    Install: Media Composer Legacy Components 2020.4 Mac

    It's in the same page as the 2020.4 version in Download Center.

    I couldn't open it, I get this error message:  "“MediaComposerLegacyComponents.pkg” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.  This software needs to be updated. Contact the developer for more information."

    I also cannot import any .mov files.  It's obvious the release of 2020.4 was way premature.

     

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  • Tue, Apr 28 2020 5:56 AM In reply to

    Re: Media composer 2020.4 can’t import mp3

    Andrew:
    I couldn't open it, I get this error message:  "“MediaComposerLegacyComponents.pkg” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.  This software needs to be updated. Contact the developer for more information."

    That's an Apple thing. Right-click on the installer and open it from there.

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  • Sun, May 3 2020 1:34 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media composer 2020.4 can’t import mp3

    Am I missing something. I'm also trying to import an mp3 which says it's "not supported for import"

     

    http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/Compatibility/Media-Composer-File-Type-Support-on-macOS-Catalina

    Say's it's supported for "Link, import" as does page 4 of the "What's New" pdf.

  • Sun, May 3 2020 1:50 PM In reply to

    Re: Media composer 2020.4 can’t import mp3

    Either drag and drop the file to the bin while olding the ALT key down.

    Or use the input source browser. Make sure link not import is enabled bottom left then navigate to the file and link.

    When its in the bin as a clip (showing the chain link icon to show its linked) right click choose Consolidate/Transcode.

    Top left click the transcode option. Below that click the media drive to transcode to.

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  • Sun, May 3 2020 2:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media composer 2020.4 can’t import mp3

    Okay thank you Pat. I was not aware you had to Consolidate/ Transcode as the documentation does not mention this. This resulted in a bug anyway...

    I'm getting a memory leak on mp3 link (ALT key on dragging it into the bin). Memory usasge shoots up fast and Eventually Crashes Avid.

    16-inch macbook pro, 32gb ram, 10.15.3. I'll put in a ticket.

     

  • Sun, May 3 2020 2:22 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media composer 2020.4 can’t import mp3

    I tried other MP3's. I can't put my finger on the differences.

    Test 1. mp3 a composer sent me: Memory leak.

    Test 2. mp3 from another composer: Console says "------ AMA Link To File(s) ------ Unable to autodetect plug-in"

    Test 3. mp3 songs: Some work, some give the above error.

    Ones exported from Shutter Encoder work.

    Conclusion: mp3's can not be imported. They can be linked, sometimes.

  • Mon, May 4 2020 6:54 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media composer 2020.4 can’t import mp3

    camoscato:

    Andrew:
    I couldn't open it, I get this error message:  "“MediaComposerLegacyComponents.pkg” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.  This software needs to be updated. Contact the developer for more information."

    That's an Apple thing. Right-click on the installer and open it from there.

    I was successful, but it still didn't solve the issue of dragging .mov files to my bin.

    I got help from Avid tech support.  The only way to transfer .mov files to my bin is to link them.

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    Re: Media composer 2020.4 can’t import mp3

    10.15.4 / 2020.4

    Trying to import short Prores422 clip via Source Browser; getting the "not supported for import" warning.

    When selecting the "consolidate/transcode" option, receiving "unknown file" message.

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  • Fri, May 29 2020 7:41 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media composer 2020.4 can’t import mp3

    I'm also getting a memory leak when linking mp3s then placing them in a sequence and is freezing up my macbook pro maxing out its 32gb ram and moves to swap file that showed it was trying to allocate 128gig for memory. had to force restart

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  • Fri, May 29 2020 7:50 PM In reply to

    • morsey
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    Re: Media composer 2020.4 can’t import mp3

    highfly900:

    I'm also getting a memory leak when linking mp3s then placing them in a sequence and is freezing up my macbook pro maxing out its 32gb ram and moves to swap file that showed it was trying to allocate 128gig for memory. had to force restart

    Try upgrading to 2020.5. It’s listed as a big fix.

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