New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Music, Audio, and Podcasting Do you use your Mac to create music? This is the place for discussions on creating and editing music on the Mac!

my MP3's play fine in iTunes, tinny online

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools
Posts: n/a

I am trying to use short snippets of recorded speech on my site, using one of the built-in voices that came with my iBook G4.

I am able to record mp3's using WireTap Pro and they play perfectly well in my iTunes program. However, when I upload them to my server and then click on their links to play them, they always sound annoying tinny. I've tried every combination of settings I can think of in WireTap Pro and it's always the same:

My MP3 recordings sound fine when I play them in iTunes and they sound horribly tinny when I try to play the same file after it's been uploaded to my server.

Any ideas what's going on.

QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Nov 29, 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 741
imacmatt09 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: iMac Core Duo 17'' 1.83 ghz 512 mb ram

imacmatt09 is offline
everything gets downgraded when its uploaded for streaming.
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

I wonder what audio formats other sites use when they upload brief snippets of audio. I was hoping to use mp3 because it's a much smaller file than the alternatives. I'll have to switch to another format with a significantly larger file size (aif maybe) since the mp3 is just way to noisy to understand, even.
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Nov 30, 2006
Posts: 67
logic_user99 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: PowerBook G4, 1.5ghz, 512Mb RAM, 60gig HDD, DVD/CDR, OS 10.4.8

logic_user99 is offline
If you've recorded at low quality (anything lower than 44k, CD quality) to start with, your MP3 files will be of a lower quality (even if you converted to 320kbps). This in turn will lead to EVEN lower quality online audio.

I guess the main point of the presentation would be that you can't add bits in (converting up) to lower quality audio to make it sound better. You gotta start at the best quality possible at the recording phase.
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

I guess I'll have to write to WireTap Pro and see if they have any ideas. I've switched every recording setting to the highest quality possible and it still sounds like the voices are underwater when I listen to them online.

WireTap Pro 1.20
settings I'm using:
48 khz
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

And I'm using 320 bits per second and have selected 'best' for encoding quality
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Converting mp4 to audio files? | Mac Torrent Programs »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
iTunes Playback carlsalter iPod Hardware and Accessories 0 10-23-2006 04:26 AM
iTunes plays all music TOTALLY screwed up, HELP! freakout iPod Hardware and Accessories 3 09-20-2006 01:49 AM
iTunes not recognising some of my backed up MP3s fatboy3 iPod Hardware and Accessories 0 05-27-2006 04:56 PM
itunes wont play all of my mp3's djnightraven iPod Hardware and Accessories 0 03-10-2006 02:01 PM
iTunes songs skipping like a bad CD scottie924 iPod Hardware and Accessories 3 11-27-2005 01:29 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?