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2007-12-23, 14:03
I have a few albums of MP3s whose last few seconds are cut off when I play them with Slimserver. The same files play perfectly fine on any other player.

The log says stuff like:
[15:47:09.6245] Slim::Utils::Misc::msg (1226) Warning: [15:47:09.6233] openSong: bitrate 128000 does not concur with duration 264 and size 4012666 at /usr/share/perl5/Slim/Player/Source.pm line 2038.

I'm running SC7 on Debian etch; I had the same issue with 6.5.4.

Any thoughts on how to fix this? I can upload one of the files if that will help in diagnosing.


2007-12-23, 14:31
These sound like vbr files without the usual (Xing?) header specifying the correct duration. (Ie, players that need to know the track duration in advance have to parse the whole file simulating playback to find the length.)

Did you use a really old encoder to make these?

There are a variety of tools that fill fix that, but I dont know any offhand on Linux.

2008-02-25, 12:06
Thanks -- I downloaded a VBR fixing tool, but it told me that the tracks were not VBR. Any other thoughts on what could be causing this?

2008-02-25, 13:17
I think foobar2000 has functionality for rebuilding mp3 files. Could try that?

(I don't have much experience in this area so it may not work!)