Compressed Audio File

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wbirkedahl
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Compressed Audio File

Post by wbirkedahl » Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:13 pm

I haven't been able to create a compressed audio file. I checked the User Manual site and what was given there does not come up on my screen. I would like to find out how I can create an .mp3 for a finale notation file.

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motet
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Re: Compressed Audio File

Post by motet » Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:57 pm

I don't have V. 26, but unless they've changed it, pick Export/Audio file from the File menu and you should see this at the bottom of the screen.
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If you don't, another option would be to install the free Audacity program and use that to convert .wav to .mp3.

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Re: Compressed Audio File

Post by wbirkedahl » Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:28 pm

Many thanks. I got the mp3 using Audacity.

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Re: Compressed Audio File

Post by Peter Thomsen » Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:46 pm

wbirkedahl,

Are you playing Finale through VST?

Export as .mp3 is only possible if you play Finale through MIDI.
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motet
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Re: Compressed Audio File

Post by motet » Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:45 pm

Aha. I wonder why that is.

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