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Windows 7: MP3 Problems


10 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
MP3 Problems

Anybody that got burned by Windows 7 messing with your mp3's can try this...

A possible solution to the MP3 file corruption issue

If some of your MP3 files have already been affected, you might be able to restore the corrupted MP3 files to their pre-edit status. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. In Windows Explorer, right-click a corrupted MP3 file, and then click Properties.
  2. On the Previous Version tab, select an earlier version in the File Versions list, and then click Restore. If multiple edits were performed, you may have to revert to the oldest version that is available.



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10 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Would every mp3 be affected or just the ones that were played in 7?
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10 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I think that it would effect any that were updated by media player and not just the ones being played.
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10 Jan 2009   #4

windows vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pmcgarr View Post
Anybody that got burned by Windows 7 messing with your mp3's can try this...

A possible solution to the MP3 file corruption issue


If some of your MP3 files have already been affected, you might be able to restore the corrupted MP3 files to their pre-edit status. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. In Windows Explorer, right-click a corrupted MP3 file, and then click Properties.
  2. On the Previous Version tab, select an earlier version in the File Versions list, and then click Restore. If multiple edits were performed, you may have to revert to the oldest version that is available.
or go here and download the patch they supplied for these issues...

Microsoft Download Center: Windows 7

Good Luck
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11 Jan 2009   #5

 

That update, according to the KB article at An update is available for Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player in Windows 7 Beta

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961367
Important Windows Media Player has a feature that adds metadata that is missing. This may include large album art. By default, this feature is turned on. Therefore, without action on your part, all MP3 files that have large headers in your Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center libraries are likely to lose some audio. Install the update to resolve this issue before you introduce MP3 files to the computer.
will not *fix* the MP3s already broken - hence Grim's post to *fix* already broken MP3s.
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11 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

you have to specify that VSS has to be enabled pmcgarr (before the screwup of course...)....
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11 Jan 2009   #7

 

Correct - it is supposed to be on by default, but may not actually be on, especially if you use separate partitions / drives to store media, like I do....
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11 Jan 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
you have to specify that VSS has to be enabled pmcgarr (before the screwup of course...)....
What is VSS? I was jut putting this out there because most of us knew about the updata, but I didn't think everybody knew there was a chance of saving any of the files. Just trying to be helpful; don't even have this problem myself.
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11 Jan 2009   #9

windows vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
That update, according to the KB article at An update is available for Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player in Windows 7 Beta



will not *fix* the MP3s already broken - hence Grim's post to *fix* already broken MP3s.
agreed it won't...maybe some should READ BEFORE they install something that's beta....as in the following that was available:

before installing the Beta, please read the Release Notes. In particular, review the MP3 files and Windows Media Center notes and install the related updates before using the Beta. IMO
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11 Jan 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Shadow Copy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

read on it VSS means Volume Snapshot Service....
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