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Replay audio recordings

Visitor
Message 11 of 22
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Message 11 of 22

Re: Replay audio recordings

Additional info,

 

I just realized the problem is not there for every recording.

After some looking it seems to be limited to recordings that are 16bit AAC LC Stereo recordings. I don't have the same problem when the recordings are stored 16bit WAV.

 

I never consciously recorded the various interviews differently so not sure whether it is possible to convert the files from AAC to WAV?

 

Simon

Moderator
Message 12 of 22
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Message 12 of 22

Re: Replay audio recordings

I think there are even online converters, perhaps you can try one like this?

 



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Visitor
Message 13 of 22
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Message 13 of 22

Re: Replay audio recordings

Will try it out and let you know, I'm uploading one recording to dropbox now.

 

It seems that of the 4 different recording types that exist only the 'superior music, lossless' stores the files as WAV. All the rest are stored as the pretty useless AAC LC format which is surprising. 

Moderator
Message 14 of 22
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Message 14 of 22

Re: Replay audio recordings

I am not that good with sound file types, I know only general stuff. Nauseated Face



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Sony Xperia Support
Message 15 of 22
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Message 15 of 22

Re: Replay audio recordings

That sounds strange. Does this happen also for new recordings you make when it's set to either medium or basic quality?

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Visitor
Message 16 of 22
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Message 16 of 22

Re: Replay audio recordings

It is strange indeed. It happens with all AAC recordings but not for the much larger WAV recordings. So only the 'lossless superior music' option on the Z5 actually is useful. The others cannot be interrupted when replayed on the phone.
Yet when transferring them.to Dropbox and playing the files.on windows media player then it becomes suddenly possible to ▶ ⏪ and forward...

So it's truly a phone or app problem
Sony Xperia Support
Message 17 of 22
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Message 17 of 22

Re: Replay audio recordings

This doesn't happen when i test this in my Z5 so i'm not sure what could cause this.

Which build number do you have in your phone? You can see this under Settings -> About phone.

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Visitor
Message 18 of 22
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Message 18 of 22

Re: Replay audio recordings

32.0.A.6.152

Thanks for your help btw
!
Sony Xperia Support
Message 19 of 22
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Message 19 of 22

Re: Replay audio recordings

That may be the difference. The phone i have is updated to 32.0.A.6.200. Have you checked for updates from Settings -> About phone -> Software update?

But this happens for any recordings you make on medium or basic quality? I only tested shorter recordings, less than a minute. In these, pause/forward/rewind works fine.

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Visitor
Message 20 of 22
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Message 20 of 22

Re: Replay audio recordings

Hi,

Took a while to check but my phone says my SW is up to date. I tried shorter and longer recordings. Both work fine for wav but none work for AAC. So perhaps it's a device specific problem. I have an outstanding question submitted.to Sony's customer service department. Maybe they faced this problem before?

Simon