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How do you save/export a file as an MP3?

Postby chillowack » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:07 pm

Does PrintMusic allow you to save/export a composition as an MP3?

I tried the various options in the File menu, but somehow it just froze on me: got maybe 40% of the way through the exporting process, then wouldn't finish.

Meanwhile, exporting as a MIDI file produces a very canned and unrealistic piano sound, presumably because it opens in Windows Media Player by default. I'm hoping that MP3, being compatible with iTunes, will sound better.
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Postby miker » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:33 pm

Yes; File>Export to Audio File.

If this isn't working correctly, try restarting your computer. If you still have a problem, is it all files, or one particular file?
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Postby chillowack » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:09 pm

Miker, your last remark helped me figure out the problem.

Turns out the file was too large, because I had programmed it to repeat 50 times (so I could listen to it continuously, without having to cue it up each time).

Once I removed the repeat symbol, I was able to export as a .wav file.

Thanks!
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Postby josefern » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:02 am

The export to Mp3 option is not available in Finale 2010 on my Mac. where is it?
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Postby Peter Thomsen » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:06 am

josefern,

Are you using GPO or SmartMusic SoftSynth?

I don't think that Finale can export GPO playback as MP3.

But you can export SmartMusic SoftSynth playback as MP3.

You can export GPO playback as WAV.
You can convert the WAV file to MP3 with third party software.
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Re: save/export a file as an MP3 in Finale 2014 on MacOSX10.

Postby LouGeart » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:50 am

Hi, dear Fellow Mac users writing/composing in Finale '14

to get som sing-in examples of a composition (3/4-part SAB-/-SATB vocal ensemble)
I've got some problems converting the Finale files onto readable/replayable MP3 files.
I can choose the following files in 'Export file onto.....' :
Audio file-....
EPUB
Finale 2012
MIDI file
Music XML
Smartmusic ®
Which one is usefull?
Thanks in forward
Yours'
Loek van der Heide, Harlingen Port Friesland (Netherlands)
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Re: How do you save/export a file as an MP3?

Postby Peter Thomsen » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:27 am

You should choose the menu item “Audio file…”.

Depending on the Finale playback the Audio file options may or may not include the audio format .MP3 - you may only get the option of .AIFF format.
But do not worry!
You can use iTunes to convert .AIFF to .MP3.
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Re: How do you save/export a file as an MP3?

Postby edierobin » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:31 pm

Make sure you select

MIDI Audio/PLayback through MIDI before exporting

The next dialogue box will have a button to selct....MP3
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Re: How do you save/export a file as an MP3?

Postby David Ward » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:54 am

edierobin wrote:Make sure you select

MIDI Audio/PLayback through MIDI before exporting

The next dialogue box will have a button to selct....MP3

Not usually on a Mac. Export as AIFF then convert to MP3 in iTunes, as suggested by Peter Thomsen, is normally the way to do it on a Mac.
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Re: How do you save/export a file as an MP3?

Postby miker » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:16 pm

David,
I export as MP3 all the time. As has been said, you need to have Finale set to Play through MIDI.
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