I've had a problem with some mp3 files. They won't play to
the end of the file on some setups. In my case, I see the problem
within a Flex app in IE and Firefox on Windows, but not on Macs.
But I've had reports that the some people experience the problem on
Firefox on Macs.
The problem has occurred with two groups of files. The first
group had fairly low bitrates (90kbs or less). Re-saving with a
higher bitrate (128kbs) seemed to solve the problem. I assumed that
there was a general problem with playing lower bitrate mp3 files.
However, I have two files with a bitrate of 160kbs, and they
are having the same problem. On affected computers, they will stop
when less than halfway through the sound.
All the problem files play fine with other audio software.
(Well, with the programs I've tried, at least.)
It's possible all the affected files were originally encoded
in either iTunes or QuickTime. I don't know for sure as some of
them have been re-saved in another program. But I know that among
those that have been re-saved, some were orginally created with
iTunes or QuickTime, so it's possible the others were too. Another
group of mp3 files that I know were not created with
iTunes/QuickTime play faultlessly on all machines.
Are there any known problems with mp3 files in Flash/Flex?
Has anyone had a similar exerience? Any help or insights would be