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Subject: Re: file recorded on archos no program will play!
From: Neon John (
Date: 2003-10-29

You might want to try playing the file with an older version of WinAmp. I use
vers 2.2. WinAmp will play almost anything, regardless of the file extension,
that looks like music so maybe it can play the file. If it can, then you can
use WinAmp's WAV file writer to output the file to WAV and then re-encode it
to MP3. There is an MP3 writer but I haven't had good luck with it.


On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 22:47:24 -0500, John Covici <> wrote:

>I recorded a 79 minute file on my fm recorder -- using a pretty
>recent cvs, but the headers are messed up and no program will play
>the thing. I did try vbrfix, but it didn't do too well either, it
>gave me silence and changed the time from 79 to 111 minutes.
>Is there any option for this or is this useless forlong recordings --
>or can I change all future recordings to use a constant bit rate?
>Is this a bug in the archos encoder or in our software?

John De Armond
Cleveland, Occupied TN

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