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Old 09-15-2005, 02:26 AM   #1
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Question Music plays as static on mp3 player


I recently got an mp3 player and it was no problem to mount it and transfer files back and forth. However, any song I transfers plays as static when I try to listen to it later. I haven't tried to transfer through windows, but I'll assume it works. I converted the oggs I have to mp3s and wmas with lame and tried going from ogg to wav to mp3 and wma, but nothing seems to work. Some play as static, some don't play at all and automatically skip to the next song. Any ideas about why this might be happening?
 
Old 09-15-2005, 07:22 AM   #2
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What kind of mp3 player is it?

Some players aren't able to handle audio files being dragged and dropped onto them and require some form of driver or app to generate a file database on the player so that it knows more about the audio. For example, the ipod and creative zen both require extra software to get mp3s onto them, while something like the iRiver allows drag and drop no problem.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 10:14 AM   #3
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I have an MyMusix mp3 player I tried putting ogg files on it but alas they would not play. So I tried converting them to mp3 files using lame on the command line, however all I got was static. I ended up using Audacity to convert the ogg files to mp3 and viola!



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Old 09-15-2005, 12:26 PM   #4
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That worked perfectly cuiq, thanks! I guess lame and Audacity must use different encoding or something for mp3s. Audacity is fine, but does anyone know how I could get lame to work as well? It would be nice to create scripts to convert and transfer files.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 12:54 PM   #5
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If you have lame installed, then audacity is using it to do the conversions. I'm interested in finding a script that does batch encoding for lame on the command line because it's tedious converting one file at a time. I use grip to do my conversions with the gui, but I prefer the command line (it helps to know the command line for when the gui goes belly up for whatever reason.)



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Old 09-15-2005, 12:56 PM   #6
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So if audacity is using lame, why won't lame work by itself?
 
Old 09-15-2005, 01:11 PM   #7
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Have you tried it on the command line? If so what error message did you get?



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Old 09-15-2005, 01:20 PM   #8
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As I said, if I convert oggs to mp3s using lame and transfer them, all I get is static on the player. You suggested that I try audacity instead to convert from ogg to mp3 instead, and that worked.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 01:32 PM   #9
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but you asked:
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So if audacity is using lame, why won't lame work by itself?
So I thought I'd ask what errors you got using it on the command line.



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nevermind.

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Old 09-15-2005, 06:47 PM   #10
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Well lame itself works, but the mp3s it creates won't work on the player while the ones created with audacity will.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 08:11 PM   #11
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May I ask what are you typing on the command line? I'm asking because both have worked for me.
Here's what I type on the command line:

lame nameofsong.wav namofsong.mp3

I haven't worked with changing the vbr and all that, I just use what you see above and that's it. It's just tedious because you have to do each song like this. Also haven't tried to figure out why ogg files turn out with static when I try to convert on the command line. I guess I'll have to research this.



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Old 09-15-2005, 09:32 PM   #12
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Ah, maybe that's our misunderstanding. I have all my songs on my computer as oggs, so I've tried oggs to mp3s (with the above format, no extra options) and oggs to wavs to mp3s, but not straight from wav to mp3. Optimally, I'd like to have a script that I could give the names of songs and it would take them, convert from ogg to mp3, set the ID3 tags correctly, and transfer them to the player.
 
  


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