Silence at end of exported .mp3
I noticed that there are some seconds of silence at the end of exported .mp3 files. I am converting .mscz files through the command line interface. Is there a parameter to influence this behaviour? Otherwise I can convert the files using sox or similar, but it would be simpler to do in one pass.
No, there is none. This issue has come up before, that silence is to let ring out the last notes/chords.
Musescore currently appends silence to exported mp3 audio files. In case someone comes across this, here is the command I used to 'trim' the end of the file:
sox input.mp3 output.mp3 reverse silence 1 0.1 0.5% reverse
To be clear, it isn't necessary "silence" that is being appended - it is time for the last note to decay. Also for the default reverb to finish. If you have turned off reverb in View / Synthesizer and your last note just happens to have no decay to it, then the result might be silence. But between the reverb and the possibility that your last note might include, for example, a cymbal crash, or a guitar strum, you will definitely appreciate that extra time!
In reply to To be clear, it isn't… by Marc Sabatella
Is it a fixed amount of time that is added? I'm looking to loop grooves, of which I know that there's no decay at the end.
In reply to Is it a fixed amount of time… by emilianoheyns
IIRC it is 2 seconds