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Maxtor file transfer problems

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I transferred several mp3 files to my maxtor one touch mini and now that i am trying to plat these files it gives a message - "the file you are attempting to play has an extension (.mp3) that does not match the file format.Playing the file may result in unexpected behavior"

Please how can i solve this

Thank you

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  • bammy001 Feb 19, 2008

    Thanx for the reply...the files are from my old laptop.On taking a look at the mp3 files on the maxtor,the length comes up 00.00,the bit rate and media type is blank.the location is in the format C:\**\**\**.mp3 unlike the playing files- C:\**\**\**.wma

  • bammy001 Feb 19, 2008

    sorry to be a bother but the documentation is no good...is there a standard way out of this i have tried to download software to convert the .mp3 files to .wma but they throw up errors

  • bammy001 Feb 19, 2008

    i am not very techy...but is it free and how do i do a batch conversion

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Well..it's possibly the case that the maxtor is looking for mp3 files that are compressed using a different algorithm than what you are sending to it. can you open an mp3 file, and look at the properties, then compare that to your mp3 file specs for your maxtor

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  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 19, 2008

    where did the Mp3 files come from in the first place?

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 19, 2008

    ahah...well..sounds like your player prefers the wma files, which are windows media audio files, by the way. You may wish to consult with your documentation to see where that takes you.

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 19, 2008

    i use goldwave(www.goldwave.com) with a batch conversion.

    got backup for that computer?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 19, 2008

    i think they have a 30 day version, and if you want, we can set up a shared screen session, where I can show you. Send me an email through my profile address, if you wish.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 20, 2008

    close this solution out, please..

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