there's an mp3 file on my computer which used to play ok, but now it stops a minute or so in. if i skip manually to, say, a minute and a half in, it plays through ok. i've tried copying it to a different disk (no joy), i've tried converting it to a different format (no joy).
how can i recover the file? or will i have to go through the tedious process of ripping it (from vinyl!) again?
doubtless you can open it in a hex-editor
(google: download free hex editor windows)
and repair the file yourself after carefully digesting
the office MP3 file format specification.
My guess is that you'll re-rip it though :)
Have you tried opening it in an editor like Audacity?
MP3s are read linearly so you could find and snip out an offending region.