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Subject: Re: Trimming an MP3 file
From: spidermagnet (
Date: 2003-06-24

Somethings I didn't add, but that seems to be of interest

 - You can disable the bit reservoir, depending on the encoder you use.
For lame, the flag is "--nores". That should minimize the editing problem
to the extent posible for a given encoder. It will also result in a
slight loss of fidelity.

 - I have heard variously that ABR and VBR mp3s have "no" or "minimal" use
of the bit reservoir anyway. So if the problem is with a ABR or VBR file,
I was probably wrong all along.


Justin Heiner said:
> Why must a mp3 always start with a space? that's not really true :-)
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> To: (
> From: Johan Vromans (
> Subject: Re: Trimming an MP3 file
> Date: 6/21/2003 4:06:05p
>> "spidermagnet" <> writes:
>> > Spider's Interpretations of
>> Nice, thanks.
>> > Might I add that your response basically said "I don't want to
>> understand the problem, I want somebody else to figure out how and
>> tell
>> me".
>> It is more that I try to avoid reinventing the wheel when I feel that
>> a trivial problem like this has probably been solved many times
>> already. My initial approach was: I have this MP3 files with leading
>> space, how to get rid of the space. I understand that due to technical
>> reasons an MP3 file _always_ must start with space. So I guess that
>> the only way to rip a CD with contiguous music is to produce one big
>> MP3 file.
>> -- Johan

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