[LAU] Mplayer problem with some mp3s

S. Massy lists at wolfdream.ca
Tue Apr 10 15:35:59 UTC 2012

On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 01:17:07PM +0200, Julien Claassen wrote:
> Hello everyone!
>   It's not bad, when mplayer shows an mp3 to be longer than it is, I
> ev3en had a few, that looked a little shorter and were allright. But
> here I have a bunch of mp3s, that mplayer shows to be exactly half
> as long as they are and after that time it quits playing. I finally
> decoded them with mpg321 and that worked, but it's a bloody nuisance
> doing it. I thought they really were broken upto yesterday evening,
> when my brother played one of them on his windows machine.
>   Does anyone have an idea, what this might be? I mean, as far as I
> know, there is some mpg123 or mpg321 code in mplayer, at least
> occasionally, when there are glitches, I see something saying mpg123
> or similar before the actual error message or info.
The problem is mainly with VBR encoded MP3s and has been lurking for
some time, at least in the mplayer version in Squeeze. The problem yyou
report with MP3s playing only halfway is new to me, however. What does
"mp3info -x" report?


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