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Subject: Re: More long recording problems with JBR20
From: ajf (ajf_at_midmaine.com)
Date: 2003-07-09


roland writes:

>> I experience a similar problem. Every file I record, without exeception,
>> will fail to play in the default player that shows up in Windows Explorer
>> when I select an mp3 that I have uploaded from Rockbox. However, I can
>> usuaully find some PC-based player that can play the file.
> seems there are corrupt mp3 frames inside.
>
>> When I edit the file and save it again using Cool Edit 2000, for example,
>> then the file is fine, even if I have changed nothing.
> this is no wonder - when opening with cool edit the mp3 is converted to a
> wav - when you save it again, it is re-encoded to an mp3 with the cool-edit
> "builtin!?" mp3 codec - and this gives a different file (this time without
> errors). Keep in mind, that this means loss of quality!

Roland, I am painfully aware of the loss of quality caused by the
decode/encode cycle in Cool Edit and I try to avoid it at all costs.

I often record dozens of files a day, and I need a way to make them playable
on **most** mp3 players without a lot of added file handling.



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