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    • Pythagorous
    • By Pythagorous 7th Jun 19, 1:20 PM
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    Creating an mp4 from an mp3 audio file for vimeo
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    • 7th Jun 19, 1:20 PM
    Creating an mp4 from an mp3 audio file for vimeo 7th Jun 19 at 1:20 PM
    I'm trying to upload an audio file to vimeo by saving it as an mp4 (vimeo doesn't allow audio). Ideally it would have an image that I pick showing on the mp4 video. I've tried a number of online convertors which seem to work okay.

    The problem is that when I then upload to vimeo the file doesn't seem to work (I've tried a few different convertors). The vimeo message keeps saying "Invalid file
    There was a problem with your file. Either itís not a video file, or an unsupported codec."

    Does anyone know of a way to convert and mp3 audio file to mp4 that will allow me ot upload to vimeo?
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    • dan958
    • By dan958 7th Jun 19, 2:08 PM
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    • 7th Jun 19, 2:08 PM
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    • 7th Jun 19, 2:08 PM
    Shove the file into any editing program. Literally any program, such as windows movie maker.

    Render it out as mp4. Upload. There may even be some online convertors.
    • Pythagorous
    • By Pythagorous 7th Jun 19, 2:09 PM
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    • 7th Jun 19, 2:09 PM
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    • 7th Jun 19, 2:09 PM
    i tried movie maker and the mp4 file that comes out then gives the following error message in vimeo:

    Invalid file
    There was a problem with your file. Either itís not a video file, or an unsupported codec.
    • dan958
    • By dan958 7th Jun 19, 2:12 PM
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    • 7th Jun 19, 2:12 PM
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    • 7th Jun 19, 2:12 PM
    Ddi you have any video tracks on your render? It may be trying to look for that. When in movie maker, just make a video track with a black background or something.
    • that
    • By that 7th Jun 19, 9:56 PM
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    • 7th Jun 19, 9:56 PM
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    • 7th Jun 19, 9:56 PM
    install either Blueberry flashback express (watermarks), obs studio, vlc. vlc is probably the most common and easiest
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 8th Jun 19, 7:16 AM
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    • 8th Jun 19, 7:16 AM
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    • 8th Jun 19, 7:16 AM
    There are various free video editing packages available. Although they are overkill for this task, they will do it, and also give plenty of options for rendering the output into a file that meets the requirement of the destination platform.

    Three options I have experience of:-

    - Black Magic DaVinci Resolve
    - Lightworks
    - VSDC Free Video Editor

    Of these, Lightworks is probably easiest to use for basic tasks.
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    • capital0ne
    • By capital0ne 13th Jun 19, 10:27 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 10:27 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 10:27 PM
    ffmpeg will convert mp3 to mp4
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