so i bought a phone that has mp3 player capabilities and i have a micro SD card for it. i put a whole bunch of songs on the card and only a few of them play. so i played around a little bit on my computer to see what these songs had that others didnt. heres what i found, the channel of the songs that play is stereo and the songs that dont play are joint stereo. could someone tell me the difference and how to get most of my songs to be stereo? thanks- Tyler
Mhhh, all I was able to find with Mr. Google was this:
* Joint-Stereo is often worse than Stereo! * Use bitrates of 192 kbit/s or more, than you can choose both methods "joint-stereo" or "stereo", which makes no difference, and you will not loose very much information (especially with 384 kbit/s ). * With 160 kbit/s one should always use "stereo", it reconstrcuts the signal better then "joint-stereo" (at least in the range <16 kHz). * If you need smaller bitrates (<=128 kbit/s), then it depends on the signals. If it is full stereo or a dolby surround signal one should use "stereo" to have the high frequencies included, if its has less stereo effects one can use "joint-stereo".
I couldn't find how to convert to normal stereo... if anyone knows how it's done, that would be nice to know.
Can you just re-import your songs to your computer using just "stereo" settings?
i've tried, and actually, i just found out that it still doesnt import all of the songs i have that are in stereo, but the songs that do work are still stereo
Try using Audacity. You can import MP3 data, and edit it from there. You should be able to change the channels around. I know it can handle mono-stereo and vice versa. I've never messed with joint stereo, though.