- Aug 2, 2022
My mp3 files get little encores tacked onto them for no apparent reason. Once dowloaded the song appears as it should (I had no reason to suspect any problem) Upon later listens, the song will end and then skip back to a random point during the song and play through to the ending again. At first I thought it was my mp3 player glitching So I didn`t think it was much of a problem. I changed mp3 players and it still happend. So I began checking the song lengths against the stated length of the songs I downloaded thinking the source was the problem. Sure enough many (but not all) of my song lengths would be anywhere between 10 seconds too long and double the song length. So I deleted and re-downloaded a bunch of my songs (After having went through the process of editing the tags so the songs would play in the right order and have added information I like to keep with my songs). While downloading this time I double checked the stated song length against the wikipedia information about the song. They would match to within a second or two at most. Then I would look in the music players listing for how long the song was. They would match to wikipedia as well. After re-editing the tags to how I want them sorted I checked the lengths again. Still matched. A few days later just for good measure I checked a few of my downloads... Too long again. I`d listen to the song and it would have an ending where there should be an ending and an added encore. Back where I started from.