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Windows 7: edited mp3's won't play on XP

30 May 2014   #1
lowie1

windows 7 x 64
 
 
edited mp3's won't play on XP

hello there,

Is there anyone who can tell me why mp3 files I have changed a little with Audacity or Wavosaur will not play with Windows Media Player 11 on my old XP? I have the K-lite codec pack and all that.
They do play on my Windows 7. And I do know this is a 7 forum, sorry for asking.

regards, L.


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30 May 2014   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

As a guess, could it be the bitrate that the MP3 is being save as? or the MP3 encoder you are using?
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30 May 2014   #3
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

edit: Fireberd makes a good point. Are you using libraries recommended by Audacity (Lame & FFmpeg)

There might be metadata issues.

Try stripping the tags out of one file that does not work on XP / WMP 11.
MP3tag is a really good tag editor.

As a simple test, try save the Audacity edit as a .wmp or .wav file - try playing that on XP / WMP11

Good luck
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31 May 2014   #4
lowie1

windows 7 x 64
 
 

thanks for your answers fellow members. I'll go and work on it.
thanks again and have a nice day
regards, L.
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31 May 2014   #5
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

You're welcome and good luck. Please post how it works out, if there is a resolution let other members know how you did it.

Thanks

Bill
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31 May 2014   #6
lowie1

windows 7 x 64
 
 

hello Bill, you are still up very late.
thanks, lowie
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31 May 2014   #7
lowie1

windows 7 x 64
 
 

I have the Audacity Lame already installed and I have been playing around with MP3tag but no results yet.
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31 May 2014   #8
lowie1

windows 7 x 64
 
 

I've got it. I converted the audio mp3 file that would not play on my XP with Any Audio Converter (free) into a mp3 file (192kbps) and now it plays on my XP.
Why didn't I think of that sooner?

Anyway, thanks you all.

p.s. I got ten XP updates this morning. Interested?

Have a good day, Lowie
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31 May 2014   #9
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Glad you figured out how to solve the issue, and thanks for posting the resolution.

Yes, I was up late, but I haven't slept yet, so I guess I'm up early too
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