MP3 Files

  peterleay 15:19 18 Nov 2007

Can anyone explain this please? If I download an MP3 file when I play it back sometimes part of a track becomes'ghost like' - as if the singer/musician is playing in an echo chamber next door. This generally happens when it is a 60's/70's recording. Is it anything to do with the way the track was recorded or have I got a setting wrong. This happens whichever media player I use.

  octal 15:51 18 Nov 2007

I think it's the way it was rerecorded. Nearly all those old recordings were recorded in mono, in an attempt to make them sound like stereo they remixed them in pseudo stereo, most of the time they failed miserably and ended up either with what you are hearing or the stereo split was so bad you ended up with the singer in on corner of the room with the band in the other.

The best thing to do is listen to them in mono as they were intended to be listened to.

  eedcam 22:37 18 Nov 2007

That could explain it but not many of the 60 's and definitely not 70's tracks were in mono.Can you tell us what artist etc.

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