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Subject: Mp3 corruption?
From: Nathan Gray (sanguination_at_hotmail.com)
Not sure what kind of problem this is, but I've experienced it to some
degree over the last six years on many pcs and filesystems ranging from
win95 && fat16 to ntsf && XP.
Problem: After some amount of time, songs seem to corrupt themselves and
exchange frames with seemingly unrelated mp3s. Let me give an example: some
mp3, say xxyy.mp3 in subfolder xxyy up and mixed with wwpp.mp3 in subfolder
The locations of the mixing files is random, and it appears that at some
point memory bits in the filesystem freaked out and so mixed with those of a
song. It does not go both ways though - only one song is affected at a time,
which makes it really hard to track down which files are screwed up! Indeed
it makes for a rude awakening when you are listening to say Bach and a
portion of a Godsmack song kicks in at the 3 minute mark.
This usually happens when I have a large number of song files on a partition
say 10-15gb...Also, text and other file formats don't get corrupted.
Anyone had this problem? Is it a result of cross-linked files? If so, how do
I avoid this? It's a horrid waste of time to have to go back and rip the cd
or find the mp3 someplace on the net. You know?
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