Originally posted by 100cent
[B]i am using the trial for ashampoo mp3 check that does this MP3-WAV-MP3 trick.[/b]
MP3 is a lossy format.
Everytime you reencode a file, you lose quality.
You will lose quality in an MP3 -> WAV -> MP3 operation.
The new file won't be corrupted, but the sound will be worse (probably inaudible).
If Ashampoo does some kind of interpolation, it will be enough with a MP3 -> WAV operation in order to burn the file. This isn't lossy, and it's the process where interpolation might be used.
Or it could be that this is one of those tools that actualy does interpolate like you said?[/b]
I have no idea. I have to try that program (detecting corrupt MP3s is always nice).
What you have to do is decoding to WAV with the program you want to test.
Open the WAV with an audio editor, and see and hear the wave in the error's position. Most decoders produce silence where there are errors.
If Ashampoo doesn't show where the errors are, drop the MP3s in a Feurio project and it will be shown.
But i gues the best thing i can do is to get another mp3 file to replace the corrupt one.
That's what I do. You'll get the "original" file.
If you get a lot of corrupted MP3s files, then it's probably your end of the communication line that it's failing.