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Lots of filmmakers are facing issue with importing Audio and video trying to import mp3 files from YouTube, they keep getting an error window popping up that says ‘There was an error decompressing audio or video.’ The issue is with all the different types of songs.
The issue could be linked to converter, Online ‘youtube converter’ websites can produce non-spec files that don’t play well with Premiere. If you are also facing this issue them pelase read below possible fix :
If you are using mp3 files for importing Audio and then one quick solution to fix error was an error decompressing audio or video.’ is to use different audio format file like wav. As a quick fix simply rename the files from .mp3 to .wav and it should work after that. Also Try opening it in Audacity or Audition, saving as a WAV and importing again.
You can use any audio files converter to convert the mp3 to different possible file formats.
Many converter uses special charter like (), – etc in the mp3 file generated and many software do not work properly with such files name. Try renaming the files without any special character and try importing the mp3 file again.
As already mentioned that error like there was an error decompressing audio or video, could be due to site you are using to download the mp3. Try using different website to download the mp3 and this should help you.