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Re: Before buying: songs playing at a slower speed?

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@Mp3Geek wrote:

 

The sample rate of my file is 44100 Hz, and it plays slow on the Fuze.

 



Can someone post the sample rate of a file that plays back correctly on the Fuze? 
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Re: Before buying: songs playing at a slower speed?

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*bump* 

 

Can someone please post the sample rate of a file that plays back correctly on the Fuze? 

 

To do this on Windows XP: right click on the mp3, select Properties -> Summary -> Advanced, then scroll down to the entry for "Audio Sample Rate."  

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Re: Before buying: songs playing at a slower speed?

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I don't think that any special sample rate exists that will magically play at the correct speed on the Fuze.  And if it did, it would certainly play fast and at a sharp pitch rise on any other standard playback devices.

 

44.1 khz is very common in the consumer market and it's likely that >98% of the tracks people listen to are CD rate 44.1 at 16bit.

 

I also can't imagine having to convert all of our music using some third party application just to be able to play music on the Fuze and have it sound the way the artists and producers intended it to be heard.

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Re: Before buying: songs playing at a slower speed?


@Arranger wrote:

I don't think that any special sample rate exists that will magically play at the correct speed on the Fuze.  

 

 

 

Possibly, let's find out for sure by determining the sample rate of an MP3 that plays correctly. 

 


Arranger wrote: 
And if it did, it would certainly play fast and at a sharp pitch rise on any other standard playback devices.
 

 

No, not necessarily.
 

Arranger wrote: 

 

44.1 khz is very common in the consumer market and it's likely that >98% of the tracks people listen to are CD rate 44.1 at 16bit.


Of course anything ripped from a commercial source will be 44.1kHz if not converted to another sample rate, but 

there are plenty of people who rip audio who don't know anything about sample rate.  They may unwittingly have their ripping software set to downsample or upsample.

 

 

 

 

 


Arranger wrote: 

 

 

I also can't imagine having to convert all of our music using some third party application just to be able to play music on the Fuze and have it sound the way the artists and producers intended it to be heard.

 


  

Agreed, that would be incredibly stupid.  Whatever the problem is, it should have not happened in the first place.  Blame our system of industry, where greed comes first, and everything else is considered incidental.

 

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... it should have not happened in the first place.  Blame our system of industry, where greed comes first, and everything else is considered incidental.

 


 

Amoung other things I write software for user devices for a living, though the machine are quite a bit larger than a Fuze.  Things like this happen all the time, especially subtle problems like this that are not apparent at first glance to the rather inexperienced software quality assurance guys - ours are mostly from India. What counts is accepting that an error was made and getting a fix to the customers in a reasonable time.

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Sure, but the reason the problem occurs in the first place, in your example, is because the company cheaped out on Quality Assurance.

 

Compare the dollar cost of implementing a decent QA process to the dollar value of the average number of man hours wasted by an end user dealing with this problem, multiplied by the number of end users. The loss is enormous. Therefore the cost to society of these greed driven business practices is enormous. Management and shareholders don't care because they benefit, but we should.

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Re: Before buying: songs playing at a slower speed?

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(Link removed, found in Off Topic forum currently)

 

LOL 

 

Please note that the linked video contains multiple expletives, not really appropriate here, folks, though it was amusing.  We need to keeo it clean, as the forum is open to all.

 

µsansa

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 (Link removed.  Agreed, Tapeworm.)   -µsansa

LOL 


 

Enough already! You've spammed this same link in 3 different places already; none of which is appropriate!

 

I suggest you cease & desist or you will be planting this filth on a differnt forum! Smiley Mad

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c'mon, have a sense of humor already.  Filth?  This is one of the more realistic things I've seen recently.  Reality is often filthy, does that mean we should ignore it?
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No But keep in mind, there are youngsters on here. Some as young as 13(My cousin whom I registered and monitor). For me thats an awesome video, but its not appropriate for my 13 year old cousin.


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