Old 29th December 2001, 22:08   #1
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Thoughts on Cooked MP3's

Hey gang
Lately I tried listening to Sputnik Radio,
which streams in real audio.
Sometimes their stream has that "underwater" sound
for a short while, then it sounds fine.
Then later the "underwater" sound comes back, then goes away.
So I researched this problem and found out about "cooked MP3's"
Info I found from Uncook95:

What is "cooking"?
When a server sends binary information as text, the resulting data is referred to here as "cooked".
The problem is caused by the insertion of linefeeds at semi-regular intervals.
What causes "cooking"?
"Cooking" occurs because the server that you are retrieving data from
is not properly configured to be aware that a particular binary file type is indeed binary.
Most servers default to a text mode when type is unknown.

What are your thoughts on all this?
What I'm looking for is more knowledge,
before I jump into uncooking a recorded stream with
periods "underwater".
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Old 29th December 2001, 23:27   #2
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you and your RealAss again ? :P
better go flame owners of that server, it's their fault.
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Old 29th December 2001, 23:32   #3
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Thanks peter...
I was hoping you'd respond.
Believe me I hate RealPlayer
and anything associated with it.
But this was the first time I experienced
the "cooked" sound.
This was my only example so that's what I used.
I was looking more for opinions and knowledge like you have,
on MP3's and cooking/uncooking.
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Old 30th December 2001, 00:06   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by peter
you and your RealAss again ?
LOL RTFLMAO Funniest thing I've seen all day

Yo papadoc

Cooked files won't play properly at all.
They don't sound like it's underwater, you can't hear anything resembling music, just a garbled bleep instead, like they're not even music files . . . because the MIME Type hasn't been set properly by the server, so the binary files get sent as text instead . . . something like that anyway

Besides, RealAudio streams are in .RM & .RA format, not .MP3

Like Peter says, the station's server is fux0red.
Uncook95 won't fix that.
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