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:P Just started up Soundsoap and loaded a previously saved MP3 conversion from an older CD.

 

The program seemed to be doing what I assumed it was supposed to do, but when I selected to resave the changed file, there was NO option to resave it in MP3 format, only .wav and .avi disk hog formats.

 

Why no MP3 ?

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:P Just started up Soundsoap and loaded a previously saved MP3 conversion from an older CD.

 

The program seemed to be doing what I assumed it was supposed to do, but when I selected to resave the changed file, there was NO option to resave it in MP3 format, only .wav and .avi disk hog formats.

 

Why no MP3 ?

 

For an answer to that, you may have to contact the company (BIAS) that actually makes Soundsoap.

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:P Just started up Soundsoap and loaded a previously saved MP3 conversion from an older CD.

 

The program seemed to be doing what I assumed it was supposed to do, but when I selected to resave the changed file, there was NO option to resave it in MP3 format, only .wav and .avi disk hog formats.

 

Why no MP3 ?

As GrandpaBruce said, I don't know why it doesn't include a .MP3 format, but I would start by asking why you would be using an MP3 format to begin with if it's audio you want to clean up? If it's something you're capturing from a noisy source, such as an LP through your sound card, then you would be better off working with .WAV files until you're done with all your processing (cleaning) to avoid the loss that occurs when you convert to .MP3. Yes, .WAV files are larger than .MP3 files, but they're also a lossless format, and faster to work with. And especially if you're going to make an Audio CD I'd recommend the .WAV format all the way through. At that point, sure, make an .MP3 file to use in your portable device.

 

To answer your subject line question, SoundSoap does a very nice job on continuous noise filtering, and an okay job on clicks and pops.

 

My 2 cents.

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Beside the earlier posts, it's also the limited version of soundsoap -- which still isn't bad IMO considering I didn't have to pay extra for it. :D Anyway, just wanted to mention that because many (most?) of the docs at their site refer to the full version.

 

FWIW the Sony (used to be Sonic Foundry) noise plugin works inside your audio app, so there's no need for any built-in file conversion or compression. The full version of Sound Soap does the same. I'd guess when they put together the limited version they decided to leave mp3 out as an incentive to upgrade.

 

The only difference between the Sound Soap in EMC 9 and the full version is that the full version can be used as a plug in to certain video editing software; not Roxio's however. The one in EMC 9 only works as a stand alone.

 

I own the full version and still no mp3. It saves as wav, wma, or AIFF files only. Remember this program was developed for Apple type formats. Also it will not edit audio in mpg2 and most AVI video files. It does a great job on mov and wmv files.

 

I thought that the full version would do the avi or mpg2 files but it doesn't so I wasted some $$. Save yours, no need to buy the full version.

 

Additional information. If you have a diital camera that will do short videos in a mov format but you just get noise for audio, this program will fix that audio so you can use it in a VideoWave production. :)

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:P Just started up Soundsoap and loaded a previously saved MP3 conversion from an older CD.

 

The program seemed to be doing what I assumed it was supposed to do, but when I selected to resave the changed file, there was NO option to resave it in MP3 format, only .wav and .avi disk hog formats.

 

Why no MP3 ?

Beside the earlier posts, it's also the limited version of soundsoap -- which still isn't bad IMO considering I didn't have to pay extra for it. :D Anyway, just wanted to mention that because many (most?) of the docs at their site refer to the full version.

 

FWIW the Sony (used to be Sonic Foundry) noise plugin works inside your audio app, so there's no need for any built-in file conversion or compression. The full version of Sound Soap does the same. I'd guess when they put together the limited version they decided to leave mp3 out as an incentive to upgrade.

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