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I have a zip file that contains several mp3 files.
The file has been renamed to Filename.zip.mp3
The file plays using winamp.
I can rename the file and uncompress all the files contained with in the file.
I have tried to re-produce this file using winzip and winrar.
Neither program will let me reproduce this file using the unzipped files.
Is there a way of zipping a bunch of mp3 files,
then renaming the filename.zip to filename.zip.mp3 To re create file that will play in winamp?
Or is there a way to tell what kind of program made this zip file?
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If they are in a folder, have you right clicked the folder, clicked send to, compressed folder

With Winrar, right click the folder click add to "folder name.rar"
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I have tried it both ways with both WinRar and WinZip
I have compressed the folder and I have compressed all the files within the folder
into a single filename.zip Then I rename the file to filename.zip.mp3
I still get an error message of "Error: Not a valid Mpeg file"

After examination of the orignal zip file I see there are no paths to the files with in the zip
So that eliminates the option of compressing a folder to create the Zip file.
When I try to compress all the single files into a zip file I get the same error message.
I know this can be done. I have several files that work and they have been compressed
in some zip format.
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Ok I have found a way to achieve this type of compression. Using WinRar I have changed the Compression method to Store. Then I am able to rename the file to filename.zip.mp3 and the file will play with winamp
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Should the file type be the last part of the name

filename.mp3.zip

And does mp3 need to be in the file name as.mp3 instead of filenamemp3.zip
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Thanks for posting the workaround
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What I did was I put all the mp3's into a folder.
Then I opened up the folder and highlighted all the files with in the folder
THen I right clicked on all the files and selected "Add to Archive" using Winrar.
Then I changed the Compression method from Normal to Store.
After all the files have been compressed into a single zip file
It will have the name of the folder.ZIP I renamed the Folder.Zip to Folder.Zip.Mp3
and I can use winamp to play the file and all of its contents with Winamp
This is an easy solution to storing mp3 files within a zip file and still have access to listen
to the files without unpacking them just to listen to the files.
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