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Anyone know any mp3 repairing software?

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clooneman
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09:54 Tue 24 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
I downloaded an mp3 or two a couple of days ago. One of them is 6.47 MB big but it doesn't play, the file is corrupt. I opened it in a text editor and it obviously looks just like any other mp3 file, and obviously the jibberish doesn't make any sense. Does anyone know of any software that can parse an mp3 and say what's wrong with it, and maybe even fix it? Thanks
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17:09 Tue 24 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
Cant you just download it again? Or try a different one?
clooneman
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18:37 Tue 24 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
Nope - tried that, so the file is corrupt at source.

Edited at 02:39 Wed 25/07/07 (BST)
clooneman
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19:16 Tue 24 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
Got it:

1. Visit http://www.s2services.com/mp3.htm
2. Scroll down to the second product, MP3 Repair Tool
3. Right-click where it says Download>> and save the zip file. Alternatively do it here: http://www.aspect-one.com/dl.php?id=mp3rt

It workslike this: an mp3 is made of multiple frames, each of which contains data, and which can become corrupt. This program can remove the first, the first two, the first three, etc frames from an mp3.

I removed the first one and it worked. Success!
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19:16 Tue 24 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
oooo thats happened to me too..but i just downloaded it from another place instead of trying to fix it lol
clooneman
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19:45 Tue 24 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
Good point... except there was nowhere else to download it it's such a rare file! Or files. Are you a fan of Boards of Canada?
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