Audacity to the rescue
By uejio on Dec 14, 2005
Finally found a workaround to my SanDisk player not playing some MP3 podcasts. I use iTunes to convert to MP3 and that works for about 80% of the podcasts I want to listen to, but some MP3 files still won't play on the SanDisk. I was just playing with Audacity and found that it can export to MP3 if you have the lame encoder. Well, that seemed to fix my problem. I just load the "bad" MP3 file and then export it back out again. I can now play the exported file. Very strange... but, it works for now.
So, Audacity or maybe I should open source to the rescue!