Audio (UK) (file)
- (transitive) To undo the act of cooking.
- 2019, Andy Brennan, Uncultivated, page 65:
- You can't uncultivate anything, in the same way you can't uncook your food.
- (computing, slang, transitive) To repair (an MP3 audio file) that has been damaged ("cooked") by being converted through a text format and having line breaks applied to it.
- 1999, y2kilroy, “New Freeware Utility to uncook mp3's!”, in alt.music.mp3 (Usenet):
- Hi all! I have developed a freeware utility to uncook MP3's...
- 2000, Xorys, “Creating audio CD from mp3 files”, in alt.music.mp3 (Usenet):
- If you "uncook" a file that isn't "cooked" you will just mess it up (and I don't know of any way to fix it then) - so uncooking should be used with caution (I'd suggest never over-writing the original file).