How to play new flavor of mp3 files

Tim Pozar pozar at
Sat Apr 12 18:59:26 PDT 2003

I to just tried this file under a number of different players and
MP3 sanity checkers and it looks like the file is corrupt.  I would
be interested in seeing what player your source is using.


On Sat, Apr 12, 2003 at 04:52:21PM -0500, Mike Meyer wrote:
> In <20030412205059.1260.qmail at>, Mario Sergio Fujikawa Ferreira <lioux at> typed:
> > > You can find a copy at <URL: >.
> > 	First question, can you play this sort of mp3 with ANY
> > mp3 player? It looks like these have been incorrectly generated.
> > I've generated VBR mp3 with both lame and other tools so I am sure
> > xmms can play them.
> No, I can't play them with any tools I've tried. That's why I asked.
> I know I've seen some AVI files tagged as '.mp3' files, so I tried
> file on them. It says they are mp3 files.
> > 	Are you sure these mp3 files are correct? I'll be updating
> > mpeg4ip port shortly. Perhaps, it can play this.
> I only have the assurance of the source that they could be played. The
> source may well be lieing.
> I'd like to know how mpeg4ip does on them.
> 	Thanks,
> 	<mike
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