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Q. Why won't the Mp3s I create on my portable digital recorder import into GarageBand?
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A. OS X uses a combination of methods to determine what a file is. In the Pre-OS X days all files had a set of special codes embedded in them called "FileType" and "Creator" codes. These told the OS what kind of file it was, and what application should open the file.

OS X adopted the more ...

widespread use of "Filename Extensions", the part of a filename after the period, like NewAlbum.txt, or RealWorld.mp3 (.txt and .mp3 are the "extensions"). At the same time OS X also respected older FileType/Creator codes, thus an older file that didn't have the proper FileName Extension could still be opened properly.

What you've run into is ...

a problem where the file does not have the proper Extension, and also doesn't have a FileType or Creator code. The proper Extension for an Mp3 is ".mp3" and not ".MP3". In other words, Extensions are case sensitive, the filename must end in a lowercase ".mp3".

Renaming your files will solve the problem and allow GB to recognize and import them.
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GarageBand from Apple Computer uses audio loops and MIDI loops in Apple Loops format. It can work with Audio Units plug-ins. Apple Macintosh Compatible FireWire and USB interfaces can be used to connect Audio and MIDI instruments to your Mac, and be recorded into GarageBand.

 
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