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Christoph

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Oct 8, 2001
Location
Redmond, WA
I just discovered that I've made a sort of mutant hybrid mp3. My computer has the nasty habit of freaking out on occasion, so I back up all my important files on the upstiars P!!! [email protected] (I hate to download 350 MB of music after every reformat).
It seems that while I was copying my collection either onto or from the family computer, something got confused and stuck the wrong packets together. The funny thing in that the file still plays like normal, except that it's a random mix of four different songs.
Anybody else have this happen?
 

adovbs

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Location
Texas
It seems that while I was copying my collection either onto or from the family computer, something got confused and stuck the wrong packets together. The funny thing in that the file still plays like normal, except that it's a random mix of four different songs.
Hey, your own custom medley! Cool. ;-)

No, I've never had this happen, but I can see how it could. From what I understand, MP3 is a stream-able format. So each packet is a discrete piece of the song, not just a part of a piece.

Adovbs