Ok, I'm hoping half of you have an answer to this one...
I've been using an HD3 rig on my MAC (of course) for several years. When I bounce to disk as an MP3 and email it to someone using a PC, they can't read the file no matter what it does. I've tried adding the .mp3 extension to the file name, as others have suggested, but that won't work either.
So then I just bounce it as a WAV file, and use Bias Peak to bounce it to MP3. Same problem. Anyone with a MAC can read the files and listen to them, but no PC users can.
So then I tried putting my mp3's into iTunes, burning a disk, and then letting itunes rip the disk. Then I drop the files from itunes onto my desktop and email it that way. Yet again, PC users can't read them.
I can't be the only idiot out there that's had this problem and can't seem to find a solution!
PLEASE HELP! I'm tired of 20 minute workarounds!
Unfortunately, a lot of publishers aren't using MACs to listen to the work folks like us are doing (shame on them)! So I'm having to result to burning a disk and sending it snail mail.
You might want to check the file types settings in you email program usually referred to as mime-types. That could be where your problem is occurring. You need to make sure the .mp3 extension is being handled correctly. You can also try using a Mac based .zip program and sending them that way. The zip compression eliminates and file type discrepancies that might occur in transit on the internet. And remember, my advice is worth what you paid for it.
Using Stuffit, which is the mac based zipper. The problem has to be related to the extension issue. I think you're on to something there. I also tried putting "_'s" in between the words of the file name. I know mac doesn't use a .mp3 in the name of the file, or at least it doesn't have to, but that I've ruled out too.
I'm trying all you mentioned, and still scratching my head on it. Other folks have to have run into this issue somewhere! It can't be my Mac, it just can't be! LOL
suffit won't work for PC users, you have to use zip. The do make an encoder for Mac though. I regularly send mp3 back and forth between platforms with out issues so I know it works when things are set up properly.