Bug #446

MP3 length estimate inaccurate

Added by Philip Pokarowski over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:May 21, 2014
Priority:Minor Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Target version:3.6
Affects version:3.5


On some mp3's (maybe also other formats) I get wrong track lengths displayed. It appears this happens with specific types of mp3 files, since when it happens, it happens for the whole Album.

For reproducibilty I have uploaded an mp3 file which is actually 3:15 min long but Audacious shows 3:30 min.

This happens independent of the OS.

15 Slow Motion.7z.001 - Part 1 (5mb limit) (5 MB) Philip Pokarowski, May 21, 2014 03:35

15 Slow Motion.7z.002 - Part 2 (3 MB) Philip Pokarowski, May 21, 2014 03:35

Associated revisions

Revision ff079802
Added by John Lindgren over 3 years ago

mpg123: Add option to scan all frame headers. Closes: #446.


#1 Updated by John Lindgren over 3 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Target version set to 3.6
  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Category set to plugins/mpg123
  • Subject changed from Wrong track length to MP3 length estimate inaccurate

Without a Xing header, mpg123 is only estimating the length of the MP3 file. In 3.6 there will be an option to read the entire MP3 file and calculate the length exactly:

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