I have a question regarding how fast devices (in this case my Clip specifically) play songs.
When listening to a song today, I seemed to notice that the pitch was a teenie-weenie bit lower on the Clip in comparison to my PC. To check, I played the song back to back with my PC. I managed to start them at the exact same time. I found out that my PC was done playing about 2 seconds earlier than the Clip.
First of all: Is it at all possible that two different players play songs at different speeds? I assume so (my father, who is a sound engineer, more or less said so once to my face).
In any case - is it normal that the difference is this big? I mean, it was big enough for me to notice a pitch difference. Or are the length and pitch issues to different things altogether?
Edited to add: I tested it with my old MP3-Player too. With the same result - the other player is done playing 2 seconds earlier than the Clip.
Edited again: Before someone asks - the issue is not related to a specific song. I tried three different songs from three different sources (two downloaded, one ripped from CD) and they all exhibit the same behavior. They all have different bitrates etc. too.
Message Edited by Pyrazol on 11-10-2008 01:10 AM
Message Edited by Pyrazol on 11-10-2008 02:46 AM