My bud has some 192k files that he used MP3Trim on, or some such thing, one of those lossless trim apps, and now he is having trouble getting accurate playback time info on his MP3 player.
So, he wants to take all his files that are already in 192k lame and re-convert them to 192k lame so that the headers and all are recreated so they will play back error free. He did a test with 5 affected files and that did fix the problem, but he asked me if it will affect the quality of the MP3.
It seems that if LAME processes the frequencies the same way as before, and the file sizes are almost identical (a byte here, a byte there - not much diff at all) that he would not lose much quality.
But I’m not sure about that and wanted to go ahead and ask here to see if anyone can help enlighten me, cause I’m kinda curious too.