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#1 marcswearingen


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Posted 25 November 2011 - 04:02 PM

When I try to sync music from windows media player to my phone,I get an error message on some songs that says File header too large. Does anyone know what I can do to correct this so the songs will play. I download mp3s from napster & my phone is a Blackjack2.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 25 November 2011 - 07:56 PM

Sometimes...when I edit a music file or convert the format...a given player/program may refer it as "headerless PCM data" and I interpret this as a way of saying "I cannot read this file."

What I do then is use another program to change the tag and filename...and it can be read.

In your case, you might take a look at those two things...and see if you can shorten the filename via a simple change. Some music that is downloaded via the Internet comes with rather long names and that may be problem.


This happened again today...and I was incorrect about the filename/tags. The problem is the file format and it seems to be a quirky one. Even though some files are encoded as .mp3 and will play in certain/all players...when I use Cool Edit 2K, it can't read some of them. So I simply use Real Player to "convert" the files to my custom mp3 format (192) and CE2K can now read/play/edit said files.

Edited by hamluis, 27 November 2011 - 07:24 PM.
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