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Mp3 plays fine on computer, tinny when uploaded

by zizzian / October 29, 2005 3:48 PM PDT

I am trying to making some mp3 files of mine available for listeners on my Web site. My problem is that the mp3's sound fine when I play them on my local computer, but after I upload them and play them back online, they sound very tinny and screechy. My files are actually ''voice only'' files rather than music files, but this problem must affect music files, too.

Can anyone tell me why this happens? This problem arises whether I record my audio files using WIRETAP PRO, AUDIO HIJACK PRO, or even if I convert a WAV audio file to MP3 in iTunes. It's always the same story: the mp3 file sounds great off-line, but it's irritatingly screechy and tinny after it's uploaded. I've tried changing my recording settings to the highest possible quality in these various recording programs, but that doesn't seem to help at all.

Again, the odd thing is that these files sound fine (no screechiness) when I listen to them off-line on my own computer.

Thanks for any ideas!

PS Visitors have confirmed for me that they hear this screechiness, too, so it's apparently not a problem peculiar to my computer.

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I don't know, but am guessing it could have a lot to do with
by Kiddpeat / October 29, 2005 11:59 PM PDT

the player. The browser's 'player' may not be as good or as forgiving as the one on the desktop. 'Forgiving' speaks to the limitations in mp3 quality, not your music.

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My browser info
by zizzian / October 30, 2005 1:28 AM PDT

Thanks for the feedback. I'm using IE 5.2 and Safari 1.3.1. Could someone remind me where I go to change the default players for these browsers. I've looked under preferences but haven't found anything.

Thanks.

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