1. avatar Niall Harden
    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?

  2. avatar feline1
    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 :)
  3. avatar zebulon
    Have you tried opening it in an editor like Audacity?

    MP3s are read linearly so you could find and snip out an offending region.