Sorry if this is already discussed somewhere... I was able to find an old thread not exclusively on this issue but on generally problematic songs in PS3, but the thread has been inactive for many years, so I wanted to check if the situation has somehow changed.
So there are various songs in our databases which have the "loop-ending" problem when converted to PS3. If I understood correctly, this problem has to do with the audio file encryption, and was caused by a bug in a certain version of Magma, which was eventually fixed.
Question 1: Does it mean that all customs compiled with the latest version of Magma should be free of this problem?
There are two options in the latest version of C3 CON Tools that should fix this problem: one option is to activate the checkbox to "fix loop-ending while converting", and the other option from the menus is to fix a single selected mogg file.
Question 2: Are the two options equivalent?
If that's the case, when one of the two doesn't solve the problem, it is then pointless to try the other.
Question 3: Do you need to replace only the mogg file after using either option?
At first sight, it seems to me that the metadata in songs.dta is not changed at all, but I am not sure.
Question 4: If I use one of the two options on songs that do NOT have the loop-ending problem, do I cause damage on those songs?
I know that it sounds pointless to apply the fix to a song that doesn't need it... here I am just thinking that, if it is harmless to those, I could leave the "fix while converting option" activated at all times, so that I can convert songs in large batches without worrying if some of them have the loop-ending issue.
Finally, as it seems to me that not every custom is successfully fixed by the options in C3 CON Tools, I was wondering if there is some other way to fix them by ourselves, without asking the original author to do any work. Since the issue is apparently caused by an older version of Magma, here's the last question:
Question 5: Is it possible to open the loop-ending custom in the latest version of Magma and re-build it?
Forgive my ignorance on this one... I am still largely unfamiliar with how Magma works!