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First second suddenly missing from my mp3 files

by radams212 / February 28, 2004 7:36 AM PST

I bought a Philips HDD060 mp3 player yesterday and used the software with it to edit the tags on my mp3 files. When I had put the songs onto my player I noticed that the first second or so was missing from them all which is okay if the song already has a pause or a long intro but really annoying if it doesn't. Then I realised tonight that all of my original mp3 files on my PC are exactly the same. I don't know why this is or how I can correct it. WMP 9 keeps saying it can't play the files because the extension doesn't match the file format. Please can anyone help me, I've so many mp3s, I really want to fix this problem. Thanks

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Re:First second suddenly missing from my mp3 files
by rumbledude / April 18, 2004 9:38 AM PDT

Hey man, regardless of the one-second cut-offs of your song, is the HDD060 a good MP3 player? It looks awesome. By looks, I would prefer it over the iPod and its mini friend.

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Re: First second suddenly missing from my mp3 files
by Yakkythegoat / July 9, 2004 1:06 AM PDT

What do you mean when you say that all of your original files on your PC are the same? Does that mean that they all are missing the first second? If so, maybe the CD ripping prog you used has a setting that clips or crops the files at the beginning or/and end... Using Windows XP, If you are having a problem with extensions, go to where your MP3 files are located on your PC hard drive. On the toolbar, select "tools" and on the drop down menu, select "folder options". In the window that opens, at the top select "view". Underneath the second folder icon named "Hidden files and folders", uncheck the category named "hide extensions for known file types". This enables you to see the extentnions of your MP3 files. Make sure the extentions of the files you're having trouble with actually end in ".mp3", not .eax, .srn, .exe, or any other foreign extention not audio in nature. Viruses can and will change extentions on files so that the user cannot access or use them. I hope this helps.

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