Convert sample rate of 24 to 16.

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Convert sample rate of 24 to 16.

Postby StoneBrooke » Sun Jan 25, 2004 11:33 pm

:oops: Before I knew the ramifications of sample rates, I used a sample rate of 24 for a couple of my songs. Now, when I want to export to WMA streaming audio format, I can't seem to get the job done, because it seems that the Sonar files I want to use for that should have been made with a sample rate of 16.

How can I convert 24 to 16 so I can then get the tunes exported to WMA?
I tried changing 24 to 16 in the export wizard, but in the end, I got an error message.

My website is on-line (, but as of this writing, the audio is still not accessible. I discovered the answer to that problem was incorrect address coding on my part, but I also have learned that I did not use the correct audio format when exporting. I used something other than the Windows Streaming. Now I discovered the correct one, but as I say, there are at least two of my tunes that have used the wrong sample rate and because of this, they apparently will not convert.

Can you help??

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Postby andychap » Mon Jan 26, 2004 12:53 am

Go into audio option and make sure the dithering option is ticked. You should then be able to resample to 16 bit when you export.
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Convert Sample Rate of 24 to 16

Postby StoneBrooke » Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:49 am


I was very glad you sent an answer. Armed with great hope, I tried again. But as hard as I searched, I could find no "dithering" option to tick. I tried again anyway, and it seemed to be working...until the very end when, once again, I got the following error message:

"Unable to export audio because an error occured during file encoding. The selected output format may not be compatible with this encoder."

I hope you or someone else can shed further light on this issue.

Thanks :roll:

convert 24 to 16

Postby StoneBrooke » Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:07 am

It's good this face is an option. It is fitting.
I finally found the dithering option. But as it turns out, I already had that ticked. Alas, the results thusfar remain as previously reported...


Converting 24 bit to 16. All is Well.

Postby StoneBrooke » Tue Jan 27, 2004 10:36 pm

:D All is now well.

I know it's not popular to tell on oneself, but in case anyone finds themselves in my shoes, they should always read everything very, very carefully. I think the main problem was that in one of the export wizard menus, I read the phrase "dial-up" and "DSL" without reading the rest of the phrase...the last word was "video." Since I was working with audio only, don't you think that would go a long way to explain the error message?? I think so.

In addition to the highly significant detail above, I upgraded my SONAR 2.1 to 2.2 and I tried using 56k and 28k resolutions. Will all these efforts, my mission was ultimately accomplished.

Thanks for the forum, and thanks to andy who gave it a sensible go for me. Interested parties help things along.

End of thread :D

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