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Subject: mp3 recording problems

mp3 recording problems

From: Jon Drukman <>
Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 18:46:39 -0700

hello. i brought my jukebox recorder to a live show i was playing this
weekend in order to record the show. it didn't come out as well as i'd
hoped. first off, is the -3.0db limit on the line in a limitation of the
hardware or the software? i was using the tape out from my mackie 1202
mixer and even though we weren't redlining the mackie, the recording is
distorted in places. i had the gain down as far as it would go (-3.0 db)
but it would be better if it could go down further.

second, we played a 45 minute show, and the mp3 file on the jukebox is 62M
in size (i recorded on max quality), but there's something weird in the
file at 16:22. it plays fine on the player (although it makes a little
glitch sound) but on every pc program i've tried (winamp, sound forge) it
just won't read past that point in the file. one thing i noticed is that
rockbox says the file is 192kbps but winamp shows it jumping around between
164-168 (vbr?)

is there any way to salvage this file? i can upload it somewhere if
someone wants to take a look at it.

Received on 2003-05-07

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