Hi, I tested out quite a few today on 1.3.2 and compared it to 1.3.3.
When I export a 12" track to mp3 using the bit rate of 320kbps it takes 40
seconds in 1.3.2. When I did the same in 1.3.3 with the same settings as
1.3.2, it took 2min 43sec. This was on a 6.5 min track. I tried it at
different bit rates and variable bit rates using standard and fast and there
was no change in the speed, on standard it took even longer. Although 1.3.3
has more functions for mp3 encoding that are fantastic, the speed is letting
it down. It will take forever at this rate to transfer my records to mp3 so
I have decided that this version is no longer any use to me and will stick
with 1.3.2 which works great and at speed until this issue will be fixed in
On 30/8/07 19:28, "Audacity Help" <audacity-help@...>
> | From Mark
> | Thu, 30 Aug 2007 15:38:20 +0100
> | Subject: [Audacity-help] 1.3.3 Beta
> | Re: [Audacity-help] 1.3.3 Beta
> | I have notice that it takes 1.3.3 double the time to convert files to
> | than it does with 1.3.2.
> | Is this a known issue with this version.
> | I have a G4 1.5ghz Powerbook with 1gb of ram.
> It is not a known issue because it has never been tested. When you export,
> are you choosing "MP3" in the "Save as type" dropdown, so using the LAME
> binary, or choosing "external program" and so using LAME or some other
> MP3 encoder directly at the command line? If you are choosing "MP3", are
> you using the current libmp3lame.dylib binary?
> There are valid reasons why MP3 export may appear to be taking longer than
> before, such as using a higher bitrate so creating a larger file, or using a
> Project Rate that does not match the sample rate of the track, so forcing
> resampling calculations to be done:
> Gale Andrews
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> Tested on: 8/30/2007 7:28:12 PM