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Subject: Re: file recorded on archos no program will play!
From: John covici (
Date: 2003-10-29

Well, interesting, I don't think I was anywhere near 0 -- I was
listening out of the earphones and it sounded ok -- now the numbers
even with the mic gain all the way up the highest number was about 43
-- I am not sure what this means.

on Wednesday 10/29/2003 Martin Borus( wrote
> schrieb am 29.10.03 08:57:10:
> >
> > > >I recorded a 79 minute file on my fm recorder -- using a pretty
> > > >recent cvs, but the headers are messed up and no program will play
> > > >the thing.
> Does the file play Ok on the Archos? Then you should
> be able to fix it!
> > Unfortunately, this didn't help at all -- it did find 4 bad frames,
> > but still the file is unplayable -- after 30 minutes or so it seems
> > to be playing near the end -- something is really messed up here.
> Did you really try "mp3fixer" on the file on the PC
> and then afterwards a vbrfix (on the jukebox or the PC)?
> I have never had a file that could not be fixed this way
> and I've been recording all the time...
> > Now even if I can't salvage this one, how do I prevent this in the
> > future, otherwise the archos is not much use as a recorder.
> This might be a hardware problem. From my experience you get bad
> frames if you record at a volume level close to 0db for a longer time. If you
> set your recording levels so that the peaks do not touch 0db you should
> not have this problem.
> Regards
> Martin
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