I broke my mp3 collection =(
December 31, 2011 10:31 AM Subscribe
I accidentally booted my two mismatched WD SATA AHCI drives in a RAID0 array and now the audio output from the media stored on those drives is static-filled and echoing (when it plays at all). Have I hosed my mp3 collection completely?
The audio output from my computer has been frustratingly varied since I correctly re-arranged the BIOS.
Streaming audio is no problem, same for that accompanying streaming video. Unless I've been attempting to play something from my media storage drive, then streaming media experiences the same problem of poor audio quality, doubling, echoing, and low max volume.
As of right now none of my media players will output any audio. Rhythmbox and Banshee hang forever when I press play. Same for VLC. When I put video from the storage drive into VLC I get a picture but no accompanying audio. I'm going to reboot and see if I can at least restore the 'plays crappy audio' state. Confirmed audio output has resumed, although in the degraded state. Streaming media remains OK.
The file structures remain intact as far as I can tell. Rhythmbox reports a full media library. I can actually burn a disc from Rhythmbox that comes out fine (whew! mix swap disaster averted!) but if I attempt to just play the list from the HD I experience problems.
I'm just knowledgeable enough to be dangerous so, if you please, explain your theories and proposed solutions as you would to Auntie Clueless. Who's running Ubuntu Lucid. Full disclosure dictates that I mention replacing my CPU/mobo/RAM recently, and that getting my internal drives to be recognized correctly was in part the source of the initial RAID0 mistake.
So, what can I do to save my precious (huge) mp3 collection? Am I even somewhat correct in my assumptions about what's gone wrong? This is a maddeningly specific situation that I can't seem to find support on from anyone yet.
Your helpful suggestions are greatly appreciated, thank you.