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Subject: Re: Mp3 corruption?
From: Devin Withers (dwithers-list-rockbox_at_shadedraco.com)
Date: 2004-03-16


You're not the only one! I hate to post "me too" and leave it at that, but I
have absolutely no idea. I've only noticed it happening on my Archos myself,
but that's where I keep the biggest part of my collection. Just to let you
know you're not alone! I've had entire songs swap themselves in over other
songs, and chunks of songs go missing or get filled in from a completely
unrelated MP3.

Devin

On Monday 15 March 2004 02:29 am, Nathan Gray wrote:
> 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
> wwpp.
>
> 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?
>
> Nathan
>
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