I see a complaint on this forum occasionally that the music on their fuze is skipping. Granted, there can be issues with the hardware that can cause such a symptom…However, it isn’t ALWAYS the player!!
I felt the need to report this after my experience yesterday. I was ripping some of my older CD’s to be placed on the fuze and after listening to some of them, I noticed that several were skipping. I did a bit of investigative work and found that the source files were the culprit. The problem is that most modern day encoder/decoder programs really don’t do a very good job at either telling you the CD was ripped properly or if any errors were encountered.
I have many, many different encoder/decoder programs at my disposal and everyone I tried (dbpoweramp, WMP, various dedicated ripping modules within CD creation software) did NOT alert me of the issue of read/sync errors from the original CDs.
I finally ran the problematic tracks through EAC and it immediately alerted me that there were multiple read/sync errors on the original discs. The CDs in question looked pristine, but had not been played in many years so I gave them a thorough cleaning. At that point most of the read/sync errors disappeared…and the ones that remained were easily corrected by the software.
My point is not to endorse any particular software product, but to recommend doing a bit of investigative work at the root cause of an issue and DON’T immediately blame the player…
Message Edited by fuze_owner-GB on 01-25-2009 03:57 AM