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Subject: Re: file recorded on archos no program will play!
From: John covici (covici_at_ccs.covici.com)
I did try just now mp3fixer on the pc followed by vbrfixc on linux,
but the vbrfixc again made the time very different changing from 79
to 111 minutes and all I get out of this is silence. Is this a
hardware or a software bug -- shorter files at the same level have no
problems whatsoever or can the software be changed to do cbr and
avoid these problems? I am not concerned about saving disk space for
on Wednesday 10/29/2003 Martin Borus(martin_at_borus.de) wrote
> rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se 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.
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