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Subject: Re: file recorded on archos no program will play!

Re: file recorded on archos no program will play!

From: Martin Borus <>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 12:55:52 +0100 schrieb am 29.10.03 12:34:01:
> 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
> goodness sake.

OK, I assume either "user" or hardware problem.

If you hear nothing in the recording, you may have recorded 111 minutes
of silence. (Don't worry about the time display, this is often wrong with
VBR files with broken headers but does not affect the mp3 playback at all)
The reason could be that you selected the wrong source (maybe line-in instead
of microphone?).

If that's not the case try listening to the recording over the headphone while it
runs or watch the level meter. This should give you feedback that something is
recorded. This should always play back.

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Received on 2003-10-29

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