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garageband is not exporting mp3 files

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Mar 24, 2013 12:35 PM

Hello!

 

I recently got a problem with exporting mp3 files from garageband to my hard disk. I just wanted to export a demo with only 2 tracks (vocals and guitar, both real linstruments). When I start to export it, in garageband it all looks fine. I choose a folder but when it's done i can't find the file in that folder I have chosen. It's just not there. Can anybody please help me out on this?

 

I am using GarageBand '08 on a black macbook. There's enough space and everything. The file just never appears.

 

Thanks

Markus

MacBook (13-inch Late 2007)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)
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    Mar 24, 2013 1:06 PM (in response to MarkHarder)

    Markus, what is your MacOS X version?

     

    Have you tried to search with the Finder or Spotlight for your exported file? Sometimes MacOS X writes files to a different location, if it cannot write to the folder you selected.

    Where is the folder located, that you want to export to? In your home folder on your system drive or on an external drive?

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)
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    Mar 24, 2013 1:37 PM (in response to MarkHarder)

    You may have a permissions problem or a corrupted preferences file. Try HangTime's fix for "oddball" problems and trash the preferences, see the FAQ:

     

     

    http://www.bulletsandbones.com/GB/FAQPages/OddBallProbs.html

     

     

     

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)
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    Mar 24, 2013 3:14 PM (in response to MarkHarder)

    Will deleting my GarageBand Preference Files have an affect to my daily use of GarageBand?

    It will be a bit of extra work for you. But that is explained in the FAQ. The preferences file stores all setings you set up using the "GarageBand > Preferences" panel, also the size of the window and the list of your recent projects.

     

    If you delete this file, Garaband will reset these settings to their factory defaults and create a new file. This way a corrupted file can be replaced by a readable one.

     

    You could move the preferences to the trash, but not empty the Trash. This way you can put them back, if removing them did not help.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)
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    Mar 24, 2013 3:29 PM (in response to MarkHarder)

    But I found 2 crach reports for GB in the Library Folder... hmm

    And do the dates of these crashes coincide with with your tries to export? Then post the first 50 lines of a crash report, so we can see the error messages.

     

    Is it only one project that will not export, or does it happen for any project?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)
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    Mar 25, 2013 2:03 AM (in response to MarkHarder)

    sorry for clicking "This solved my question". It was an accident

     

    No need to apologize. Unfortunately you cannot undo it, and it may keep others from reading the thread and helping. We really need someone who still has GarageBand '08 on Lion to jump in.

     

    I don't think that thread segment you posted is related to the problem at hand.

     

    Perhaps the Console Window will show  further clues to what is going on. You'll find the Console.app in the folder "Applications > Utilities". In the sidebar (Press the "Show Log list" button to reveal it) select "All Messages" and press "Clear Display". Then launch GarageBand  again and try to export to disk.

    Do you see any suspicious messages?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)
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    Mar 25, 2013 3:17 AM (in response to MarkHarder)

    Good! I am glad it is working now.

     

    Is it normal that you have some kind of crashes or problems from time to time?

    You should not have that kind of problems. It may happen from time to time, if you have imported audio files with corruptions, run out of disk space, or force quit an application, so that files are not closed properly. Frequently such problems may be caused by incompatible third party software, audio drivers, kernel extensions, etc.

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