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Subject: Re: Mp3 corruption?
From: BlueChip (
Date: 2004-03-15

voodoo - LOL

Knackered hard drive?
Very weird stuff!

Do you never lose any other filetypes? Dead exe's, random crashes, corrupt
spreadsheets etc.?

>Voodoo! lol
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Nathan Gray" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 12:29 AM
>Subject: Mp3 corruption?
>Hey all,
>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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