[users] Mplayer questions
mhullrich at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 21:41:09 CEST 2007
I noticed something really odd with mplayer's information when playing MP3
I have lots of these, many organized into m3u play lists, mostly albums.
But I noticed something really odd when I play the MP3s with mplayer - the
time signatures are often way off. For example, on the Moody Blues gon
Never Blame the Rainbows for the Rain, the actual time of play is 4:57, but
mplyaer shows it as "A: 297.8 (04:57.8) of 462.0 (07:42.0) 1.0%" at the end
of the song (i.e., it thinks the song should be 7:42!). Also, Nautilus
shows this MP3 as being 5:14 (via the totem plug-in).
On the original CD, the time is printed as 4:57, and both the Gnome CD
Player and Sound Juicer say it is also 4:57.
I created the MP3 by using the Sound Juicer to extract the files to .flac
format, then a script I wrote that plays the .flac file back into the lame
encoder, so there are a few potential culprits here. I'm using Sound Juicer
2.16.0, flac-1.1.2-27.x86_64 and lame-3.97-1.el5.rf.x86_64 for the
Can anyone explain the discrepancy here?
(I am also asking on the gnome email list in case someone there knows....)
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