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    it takes almost 2 whole minutes for cakewalk pro audio 9 to convert my two tracks to a mp3 file at 128 kb sec. Is this normal? I've got a 600mhz processor and it seems like it ought to do it faster.

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    Please mention the size of the .wav files from which the .mp3 was encoded, not just the encoding rate.
    Otherwise it's like saying. "You know- the moon ain't that big- I know I can lift it."

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    a little les than 2 mb. i have short songs and this is the first one i have transferred to mp3.

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    Do you mean the resulting MP3 file is 2MB? Otherwise that IS a short song.

    If the MP3 is 2MB, then that seems like a long time, but I've never created an MP3 in Cakewalk, just other standalone MP3 encoders.

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    yeah, the mp3 is 2mb after conversion. It only takes about 15 seconds to rip and convert a song about that size off a cd using musicmatch jukebox, but that may just be the way that cakewalk works mixing to mp3. thanks.

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    did you 'mixdown audio' to an mp3 file?

    if so, it will take long if you have lots of real-time effects.

    it will have to process the effects plus encode the mp3

    (just FYI, personally i dont like the cakewalk mp3 compression, i advise using an external encoder)

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    MrLip...why don't you like the mp3 converter in Cakewalk? Just curious.

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    monty: dunno... just haven't really been that satisfied with the quality of the mp3 files i have produced using it.

    I haven't done any side by side comparisons but I'm generally more satisfied when encoding with other mp3 encoding programs.

    Don't pay too much attention to this though because I really haven't done any 'scientific' testing. As I said, I haven't done any side by side comparisons.

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