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Can storing audio files on a mp3 player lower the sound quality?

Q: Can storing audio files on a mp3 player lower the sound quality?

i've run out of space in my pc and flash drives to store anymore files so im using my mp3 player. question is, will storing tehm in it lower the sound quality when i move the audio files back on my pc?

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A: Can storing audio files on a mp3 player lower the sound quality?

If the files are simply copied across without any conversion, then no, you won't lose any quality.

If the files are converted to a lower quality format when they are transferred to the mp3 player, eg .wav files to .mp3, or high bitrate mp3 to lower bitrate, then the sound quality will be lower, and cannot be recovered from the converted files if the higher quality originals are deleted.
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You probably can't go wrong with the Audigy cards or any of the middle to top end Sound Blasters. The cheaper SB's give distortions- that you may be experieincing- on some mother boards. I have a little machine in the bed room with one in there and the voices sound like robots many times.

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Nevermind. I just hooked up a pair of speakers with audio ports of their own into the back, and it works pretty well.
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Originally Posted by mightycee79

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A:Where is it storing the files?

Hi Amy.


Originally Posted by AmyR2

Mostly just do it with the software the webhost company gives us to use. But where exactly are those files being stored other than in I guess you would call it File Manager?

Which programs are you using? Are they downloaded and installed on your computer or does your Web Host offer these facilities through the web interface (browser).

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Originally Posted by AmyR2

Some of my original files, pictures I've put on my sites, I save them on a Floppy Disk, and then upload it. But due to viruses, spyware, etc.. some of the files that are on that disc have been corrupted.
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A Floppy disk!!!! You should really look into more modern storage like USB sticks, SD flash cards or even better, an external hard drive.
If these files are stored on your pc, you can search for them:

Go to Start > Search.
Select "All files and folders"

Type on a keyword that you can remember, such as "banner.jpg", "logo.jpg"
You can search for file types too by using wild cards (*). For example '*.jpg' - but this will find every jpg image file on your computer - which may not be as helpful. You need to know what you're looking for.


Originally Posted by AmyR2

I also keep having problems with trying to figure out how to backup my emails/address book.
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This depends on the Email Client you use.
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dreux456 said:

I'm a newbie and have partitioned my hard drive like someone recommended and need to use one of the other partitions for my picture files but I need advice on how exactly this is done. I'm using windows xp and have four partitions of 10 gb each, two of which are formatted and the other two are not. the os is on the first partition C and D is empty and formatted. it's been a while since I did this so any help would be appreciated. thanks in advanceClick to expand...

1. click on start
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Hi rabbit,

Since you are experiencing 'audio issues' while using the 'headphone jack' & the 'USB headphone', a 'hardware malfunction' is very unlikely.

Would like to know if you've tried re-installing the 'audio drivers'. If not, please try re-installing the 'audio' to see if that helps. (Updating the drivers may not be good enough)

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You are looking for a NAS.
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A:Sound plays out of ONE headphone only with certain audio files. Why? Hardware WORKS!

Welcome to TSG, blue.

TheBluestLotus said:

Someone else suggested that this is b/c the creator of the audio recorded it in stereo instead of mono. Click to expand...

The person who suggested this is quite correct. Unfortuantely, since the files were saved as mono, the only thing you can really do to solve the problem would be to edit the sound files using a program like Audacity.

Below is a link to show how to change the files from Mono to Stereo using Audacity.
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