MP3 Scan+Repair
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Check and repair MP3 audio files.   Free
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MP3 Scan+Repair allows you to check and repair your MP3 audio files. Some of your audio players might be picky or play choppy sound. Scan and fix all your MP3 files for best performance! And it's free, too!
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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rhondaweasley reviewed on 26 Jun 2012
Pretty much fixed the problem I had perfectly. Had to use a bit of online help to get started, but basically I inherrited a MAC G5 (extra points for anything that works on a pre-intel machine) who's greatest advantage was a lot of space, so I wanted to move all my media (video, photos, music) to the machine and use it as my primary home storage system. Well, I didn't use itunes previously, but since I now had an ipod as well I wanted to set up my audio books on it, only itunes couldn't read the audiobook files. this completely fixed all my flawed MP3s.
[Version 1.2]



bbw7 reviewed on 29 Mar 2012
It did the job for a problematic mp3 of mine. Had a mp3 file that had a given duration that was longer than it actually was. The file check came up with a "Xing header error" -- which jived with what my research suggested -- and then proceeded to fix it.

Just a couple of heads up when using:

1) The time stamp/date modified heading didn't change on the file; I think it would be helpful if this were changed to give the time the file was rebuilt.

2) The how-to-use documentation is badly in need of just one more line of text: "choose a file or files and then click the repair button (the hammer icon) in the tool bar." Hence I docked ease of use one star.

3) A note to other potential users: be sure to do the repair before clicking the forward arrow icon in the tool bar, which exports it to iTunes. If it is exported first, and then an attempt to repair is made, the application crashes. Of course, the only reason you would do this in the wrong order is if you aren't clear on what icon button does what -- as I wasn't at first. Hence I docked Stability one star.

I agree that the developer could spell out in at least a little detail how the program works; however, he does have a blog and that information may be covered there.

@Mistere, I'd use this or any other such code in a non-willy-nilly fashion no matter how well documented its workings were. Make copies/backups of any files you attempt to repair and then play them/check them out before going into any kind of production mode modifying/repairing of multiple files.

And for the record, the issue I had with my mp3 was discussed in a thread on VBR issues, so yes, this code appears to deal with such matters.
[Version 1.2]


Mistere commented on 26 Sep 2011
There is no documentation about this application. What does it repair exactly? How are my important MP3s being modified? I've looked all over the developer's blog site but there's very little info of substance there. Please just some basic info about what problems this fixes e.g. VBR headers? so I can know what will happen to my MP3 collection.
[Version 1.2]


arthurclarke reviewed on 19 Sep 2011
Rated to correct accidental low rating--simply that--sorry
[Version 1.2]

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Cottser rated on 25 Nov 2012

[Version 1.2]

Zany rated on 18 Sep 2011

[Version 1.2]

Version Downloads:5,915
Type:Multimedia Design : MP3
Date:18 Sep 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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MP3 Scan+Repair allows you to check and repair your MP3 audio files. Some of your audio players might be picky or play choppy sound. Scan and fix all your MP3 files for best performance! And it's free, too!

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