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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rokent, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. rokent

    rokent Flightless Bird

    My friend and mortuary owner was downloading some mp3 funeral services from a
    usb recorder. A message popped up that asked if he wanted to compress it
    into Highmat Data format. Accidentally he clicked on yes. The files are
    there, they have an mp3 extension, but they won't play. Does anyone know how
    to fix these files. I have tried playing them in a highmat player - the menu
    comes up with the list of funerals, but it just says the files are damaged
    and cannot play. Help!
     
  2. Greg Russell

    Greg Russell Flightless Bird

    "rokent" <u58224@uwe> wrote in message news:a3bb41ff354cd@uwe...

    > My friend and mortuary owner was downloading some mp3 funeral services

    from a
    > usb recorder. A message popped up that asked if he wanted to compress it
    > into Highmat Data format. Accidentally he clicked on yes. The files are
    > there, they have an mp3 extension, but they won't play. Does anyone know

    how
    > to fix these files. I have tried playing them in a highmat player - the

    menu
    > comes up with the list of funerals, but it just says the files are damaged
    > and cannot play. Help!


    Why won't you believe the error message that the files are damaged? Delete
    the damaged ones and re-download them.
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=uncompress+highmat
     
  3. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    rokent wrote:
    > My friend and mortuary owner was downloading some mp3 funeral services from a
    > usb recorder. A message popped up that asked if he wanted to compress it
    > into Highmat Data format. Accidentally he clicked on yes. The files are
    > there, they have an mp3 extension, but they won't play. Does anyone know how
    > to fix these files. I have tried playing them in a highmat player - the menu
    > comes up with the list of funerals, but it just says the files are damaged
    > and cannot play. Help!
    >


    Maybe you could try running GSpot, drag and drop the MP3 file
    onto the GSpot window when it is running, and see what CODECs
    are needed for playback.

    http://gspot.headbands.com/v26x/GSpot270a.zip

    The info I could find in a quick search, implies Highmat consists
    of adding metadata (as in a separate folder of info) to a CD, to assist
    in finding content quickly when large numbers of files are involved.
    Also, it supports the addition of a tag to an audio file, so the
    audio file can have a bit more information added to it.

    I can't find any reference to "compression" in Highmat, unless
    it is Microsoft choosing to "recode" the file into a
    proprietary Windows format. And thus, my suggestion to
    try GSpot, in case the CODEC information is still readable
    on the file itself.

    http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=19869

    "my biggest complaint is that it considers any mp3's with a bitrate
    over 128kbps to be "incompatible" and transcodes them to
    160kbps wma files."

    HTH,
    Paul
     

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