.mp3 Files Are Muted at the Beginning

At least in versions 2022.3.16 / 17, when an .mp3 file is included in the project’s assets, it remains muted for several moments at the start. Apparently, this issue can be resolved by converting the audio format to .wav.

Here you can see on .mp3:

And here in .wav

Are you on Windows? We’ve seen some cases where the version of Windows Media Foundation would silence a few milliseconds at the beginning of the files when reencoding.

Could you provide more context around your OS version and AudioClip settings? Thanks!