Is it possible to open and save a music as a text file?

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  1. Mark Giles

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    And then reopen it and save it as an mp3 again?
     
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    as long as you dont change the contents of the data, you can change the extension to whatever you want. you dont even have to have an extension at all. once you change the data inside, the mp3 probably wont work anymore.

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  3. Mark Giles

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    So theoretically, given you have access to all text characters, you can creat a high quality song and save it as an mp3 file and play? Again, given you have this knowledge.
     
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    Well, you can open an mp3 file in wordpad....but I don't know how you'd go about converting it to an MP3 after saving it as a txt file.
     
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  6. Mark Giles

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    ok, i tried taking a 1:21 length mp3 song and opening it in word pad and its currently at 500+ pages and counting. Way too long. As a demostration for my class, I'm going to print out a 5 second mp3 on plan paper, rescan it, then convert it back to music. Then compare the beginning and end results.
     
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    Okay, my curiosity is TOTALLY piqued! I have to ask...

    WHY in the name of { insert deity here } would you want to do this sort of thing?
     
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  9. Mark Giles

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    Ok, gotcha...I was wondering how this would work because there are thousands of square characters when viewing in wordpad that I'm assuming are original unique characters wordpad just can't decipher. I will try UUencode this weekend. I'll take it to a local printing company with the ability to scan at higher speeds using the OCR tech. I'll make this work.
     
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    I doubt it will even work if you cut out some and then try and play it. You run the risk of damaging the header or other pieces of data that tell the mp3 player information on how to handle the file.
     
  13. Mark Giles

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    Mike, I'm not cutting anything out. I'm starting with a 3-5 second music file. After that it's just converting, printing, and rescanning. My only worry is the accuracy of the OCR. One mistake could be like a needle in a haystack.
     

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