How to repair an MP3 audio file

December 2016

It is not uncommon for an MP3 music file to get damaged during the download or ripping process. In case of damage, it is easy to repair MP3 audio files using particular software. To fix damaged classic MP3 files, MP3Fixer software can be used while VbrFix can be used for variable bitrate MP3 files. The MP3Fixer or the VbrFix can repair MP3 audio files with missing or corrupted frames. It is possible to download the audio repair software from the internet for free. Once downloaded, the software must be installed on the computer before the multimedia audio files can be repaired.

It's not unusual to find your MP3 audio file is damaged after ripping or download.


Below are proposed tools that repair damaged or missing frames on audio files classified as per below:
  • For MP3 files classic: MP3Fixer
  • For files encoded in MP3 VBR (Variable Bitrate):VbrFix

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