Re: how to fix damaged mp3 in ubuntu?
I had this very problem when my Android phone "fried" my SD card. Every tune only then played for a few seconds. I tried several well-known data recovery apps and NONE of them were able to restore the original MP3 files.
So, the first thing I would do is look at the sizes of the files. Typical file sizes range from 3MB to 10MB or more. IF your files are much smaller than that, they have been corrupted and it's not likely that you will be able to get them back.
Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
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