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Why re-encode?!
Authored by: Lou Kash on Jul 19, '05 10:12:04AM
Note that you may, instead of the above process, do a "convert to MP3," which will give the newly-created files the proper type and creator codes. However, this may yield a lower quality file due to transcoding.
Why that?!
Re-encoding MP3 files is the very last thing you would want to do.

You can strip the type/creator codes completely by using e.g. FileUtilsCM.plugin from Abracode.
On an OS X machine the type/creator codes for MP3 are rather useless unless you want to share your MP3 files with an OS 9 Mac.
(To reveal an iTunes file in Finder, select it in iTunes and press command-R.)

If the data structure of the MP3 file itself or of the ID3 tag is corrupted, check the file with MP3 Trimmer.
With MP3 Trimmer you can repair, edit, split or join MP3 files without re-encoding them, i.e. without any loss of quality!

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Why re-encode?!
Authored by: Voxel on Jul 19, '05 06:56:21PM

Actually, you don't even need correct types and creators for iTunes in OS 9. You can drag any types of files to the OS 9 iTunes icon, and it will open them based on the file extension (ie: .mp3). Same goes for the open dialog, since it will show files that have any type and creator but have an .mp3 extension.

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Why re-encode?!
Authored by: barryjaylevine on Jul 20, '05 02:07:11AM

That's why I indicated it was not the best thing to do in my original post.

Two things in this world aren't overrated: Macintosh and Lemon Meringue Pie.

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