[RDD] rdimport and average/variable bit rate mp3

Wayne Merricks waynemerricks at thevoiceasia.com
Thu Jan 9 07:42:01 EST 2014

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone else has noticed oddities when using rdimport 
on variable or average bit rate mp3s?

Its completely hit and miss but when we find a song that does this, you 
can even re-encode and it will consistently cut off at exactly the same 

For example, lets say Broken Song A is 5minutes 30 seconds.  Riv will 
import and claim it is completed successfully but you might only have 
got 4minutes of the song.

Broken Song B might be 4minutes long and only import 1minute of it.

The easy fix for this if you want to stick with mp3s is re-encode as a 
constant bit rate mp3 or to prevent further quality loss export to wav.

Its not a big issue here but might be something to be aware of if you're 
not vetting content before it goes to air like you should be.


Wayne Merricks
The Voice Asia

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