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Old October 30th, 2004
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There's a very similar post to this in the New Features Request section: T3 or Higher (click to see me.) The idea is to have individual selection for each speed: modem, cable/asl, T3, T1. ie: an option box to tick for each one! A member contacted me yesterday & asked me to check out a particular file. And I found the same results as they did! All T3 files from 3 different version sources were corrupt & one cable/adsl source was fine out of the 4 sources I dwnlded from (keeping in mind that there were multiple sources for each version sourced. ie: each version had different kpbs encoding or difference in title.)

Should I add, most of the different versions (different kbps) were in a very high no. each with lots of sources.

eg: "Strange thing I noticed in my search results is that it didn't seem to matter what bitrate was listed, all files were the same size (some exceptions); be they 128/320 kbps they were listed as 4,395-8 KB. Yeah that is strange! And most sources were T3 which are reknown for offering corrupt files. ... One of the T3's was 320 kbps & the size 7420kbps & that one one also received the corrupt message. One other odd thing! One of my mp3 players listed the corrupt ones as 32 kbps AND had lengths of 18 & 30 mins each."

Of course all the corrupt files were empty space/refused to play! I've heard that complaint on the forum before! Including those that run for half an hour!

* Whilst many such corrupt files came from T3 users, not all T3 users are bad. So best to ignore the reference to T3 users. The important issue made here is the music file bit rate compared to file size. Bit-Rate versus File Size

Last edited by Lord of the Rings; September 23rd, 2008 at 06:04 AM. Reason: Note about T3 users not all being bad, & added image from a much later post for comparison of file size V's bit rate
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