we have to use Audacity and a hex editor to find the hidden message in the file I’ve posted.
I’ve changed the sampling rate from 4410Hz to 44100Hz and now I can hear a voice saying “Keep moving, please! There are no hidden messages at this place!”. Well, I am very sure that there must be another message in this file, but although I’ve tried everything (like checking each offset for correctness), I can’t find it.
Can somebody have a look into this, please?
Thank you very much!
Sorry guys, I mixed the file up, but now it’s the original file (I’ll never work again with too many copies…).
Change the track rate to 96000 Hz and there is a message (in German?)
Did you try looking at the original file in a Hex editor? If there was a text message hidden in Hex data it would have been destroyed when you changed the sample rate.
It’s the same message as it has been with 44100Hz and it says “Keep moving, please! There are no hidden messages at this place!” (BTW: yes, it’s German )
I think it has to be a secret audio message, not a message in the hex code. Until last year the trick was to increse the sampling rate and then writing the correct file size in the certain offset, because there was a value much smaller than the correct value and so the player didn’t play the file until the end.
But in this year obviously there is another trick and I unfortunately fail to find it…
I’ve downloaded the file from my first post and obviously I’ve uploaded the wrong file, since it was a copy I worked with.
I’ve edited my first post and now it’s the original file they gave us for working with.
The thing is, that I’ve downloaded the previous file from my first post and it was named as “110-220-440-880.wav” - it also made a different sound. Anyway, now it’s definitely the correct file…
I’ll keep trying to “play” with the hex editor and I’ll inform you immediately in case I find a solution.
But since my audio knowledge is very limited, any ideas from you experts are still very welcome!
Steve, I did an important step, but it seems like magic to me:
1.) The sampling rate must be 44100Hz. Changed with hex editor.
2.) The ‘number of channels’ value in hex editor was 1 and I changed it to 2.
3.) Playing the changed file with Audacity you can hear on the right speaker the male voice with the text I posted above. But on the left speaker you can hear a female voice wishing a Merry Christmas.
Well, in Audacity now there are two audio tracks, but only the second one shows waves, while the first one doesn’t show any waves. Do you have a dummy friendly explanation for this?
It does show waves but they’re very small, you need to amplify the secret female voice track to make the waveform more obvious … Split the stereo to mono, select the upper (was “left”) track, and apply “Amplify” on default (amplifies by 40dB ) …