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MrSinatra
2009-06-09, 15:13
every once in a while i see a post from andy or someone at slim sayng that incomplete, corrupt, etc... files can make the SC scanner slower.

i assume the main cause for mp3s is a bad LAME header? (not id3 tags, but a lame tag)

does anyone know of a utility that scans your files and looks for problems that would result in the SC scanner being slower?

there is a small app that displays lame headers but its manual. every so often using it i find a file with no lame header (that it can see anyway). i would have thought those files would be listed in the SC scanner log but that doesn't seem to be the case...

i want SC scans to go as fast as they can, so any clarity as to what slows it down exactly and what fixes there are would be great.

b1ackmai1er
2009-07-08, 08:18
MP3Diags does this sort of stuff and fixes other MP3 issues.

Works sweet on ubuntu linux but there is a windows version as well i think.

Regards

MrSinatra
2010-10-22, 15:41
MP3Diags does this sort of stuff and fixes other MP3 issues.

Works sweet on ubuntu linux but there is a windows version as well i think.

Regards

never found that, prob should look again.

did find this:

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=67076

looks like moonbase did some things. see this too:

http://mp3val.sourceforge.net/

here's the thing...

all the jargon confuses me, i'm not sure what to do, if VBR vs CBR matters to these apps, etc. i just want an app to scan my files and tell me which ones need fixed, and then fixes them, so that the scanner for SBS and other things is quicker.

heres a link to the manual lame header reader i mentioned earlier:

http://phwip.wordpress.com/home/audio/

MrSinatra
2010-10-23, 03:24
more helpful links:

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=323382

http://mp3val.sourceforge.net/docs/manual.html

still unsure about how to use VBRfix or if its meant for CBR files. i am hoping that by running mp3val on my files, it will make the SBS scanner and other scanners that much faster.