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I just managed to recover lots of mp3 from a bad HDD.

Is there a way or tool to test all these files if they are playable?

I don't want to hit next a few thousand times

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Hitting next a few thousand times might not be enough, either. Once when I recovered a lot of music years ago I went through each song manually and verified it was playable. I didn't find out until later that many of the songs were messed up in the middle, like they got spliced with another song for anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute. Fun. –  indiv May 13 '10 at 22:53
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Here are a couple of options.

mp3check - free, source code only

MP3 Tester - free to test, small cost to buy, Windows

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mp3Utility, mp3val, and foobar2000 with the foo_verifier plugin can all help.

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