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Windows 7: Windows 7 could cause a problem with MP3's

05 Jan 2009   #1
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 could cause a problem with MP3's

Several reports from users using the latest leaked build of Windows 7 indicate a potential data corruption issue using Microsoft's Windows Media Player 12.

Windows 7 beta 1 build 7000 leaked over the Christmas holidays and a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed that there is a bug which affects the leaked build. Approximately 2-3 seconds will get shaved off the beginning of MP3s if you have set your Windows Media Player 12 settings to retrieve information from the internet and update files. The default configuration for WMP12 sets this if you use the "express" option during setup.

"The problem only happens when you edit metadata on a certain class of MP3 file (a file with a header larger than 16KB). When the new metadata is written, it corrupts the beginning of the file. This can happen either when you edit the metadata from inside WMP or Explorer, or it can happen if you have WMP set to automatically fill in missing metadata using the online service and add the MP3 to your library. This problem is only present in the recently leaked build" (7000) according to one poster in our forums.

Microsoft's official response is "Microsoft is aware of this issue and it will be addressed in the beta program". The company is currently hard at work readying a QFE (quick fix engineering) patch that will be distributed by Windows Update for those with official and non-official access. A support (KB) article is expected soon.

This highlights the importance of not using leaked builds with any applications or data that is critical and waiting for beta builds from official channels. We expect Microsoft to stress the urgency of applying the QFE patch to those in the beta program.

Warning: Windows 7 beta could corrupt your MP3s


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05 Jan 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hey echrada,

Norm already posted this in sound and audio, not sure if you were aware.

latest two builds of Windows 7 may damage mp3's
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05 Jan 2009   #3
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

So turn off internet info till the patch is out??
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05 Jan 2009   #4
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Hey echrada,

Norm already posted this in sound and audio, not sure if you were aware.

latest two builds of Windows 7 may damage mp3's
Thanks I did not look at that .
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05 Jan 2009   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome echrada.
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05 Jan 2009   #6
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Who uses Windows Media Player anyway? (that means I don't use it and I don't care)
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05 Jan 2009   #7
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I use it.
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