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Large MP3 file not playing

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#1 josnza


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 05:37 AM

i have an mp3 file that's about 28 hours long and about 3.70 gigs.

Its a basically a chant that's looped as long as it could be.

Now for it to be compatible on the mp3 player that supports FAT32 drives  I looped it enough so that after rendering it doesn't cross 4GB.

That's how it is 3.7 GB

The problem is the mp3 player reads it but doesn't play it.

Any possible solutions?

Is there a size limit for mp3s for an mp3 player?

Edited by Platypus, 25 July 2018 - 08:08 AM.
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#2 mightywiz


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 11:18 AM

your mp3 player probably doesn't have enough memory to open a file that size and play it.


most players already have a loop function built in that you need to turn on then it will play the file in a loop.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:48 PM

I have several .mp3 players...all with 8GB storage per specs.  Of that 8GB, only a given percentage is allocated for music, with video and other types of recordings being allocated part of the total 8GB.


I suspect that you don't have enough room to run a file that is 3.7GB music on that player...unless you delete all the other things taking up storage space.




Then again...the file itself could just be corrupt.

Edited by hamluis, 10 August 2018 - 03:49 PM.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 06:32 AM

Make a Smaller File and just have the Player repeat it at the end..... :clapping:

#5 CorneliaAlan


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 12:46 AM

Either you can compress the file or tyr using better player like VLC, Itunes it can help you.

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 01:51 PM

Have you considered opening up the file in something like audacity, then re-saving it at a slightly lower quality (less kilobits per second)? It could significantly reduce the file size and you probably wouln't be able to hear the difference.


Mod Edit:  OP's only post came 25 July - Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 21 September 2018 - 01:08 PM.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 02:40 PM

Oh, ... wow : concerning/referring to"Have you considered opening up the file in something like audacity, then re-saving it at a slightly lower quality (less kilobits per second)? It could significantly reduce the file size and you probably wouln't be able to hear the difference"


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Posted 26 September 2018 - 12:38 PM

hi my friends,


your mp3 file is too large and certainly you will have problems if you try to play it on a pc with low amount of ram


you can open your mp3 file through an audio editor and you can also convert it to a lower bit rate if this is possible 


if your windows media player cannot play that large file then it is a matter of low ram


if you have eight or more gb of ram then you can play your file

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