Bug #1032

error reading metadata

Added by bruce harrington 7 months ago. Updated 28 days ago.

Start date:
October 19, 2020
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I have many files that only Audacious won't play. Been that way on all versions. Never changed.
Here is an example:/home/bt/Music/ALBUMS/The Hollies - 1967 - Butterfly


Hope someone can fix this VERY old problem. For years I thought I had bad files, NO, just a bad player.
I really like the features of Audacious, but it needs to play every song thrown at itlike every other player in the world.
And, yes the box is ticked for it to guess at missing metadata.
version 4.0.5

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#1 Updated by bruce harrington 7 months ago

This is not editing this is adding info. I wanted to fix a typo but you all don't understand the word "edit" obviously.

#2 Updated by John Lindgren 7 months ago

Please attach an example of a file that won't play.

#3 Updated by John Lindgren 6 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

Closing due to lack of response.

#4 Updated by Binjomin Szanto-Varnagy 28 days ago

I am using 4.1, and cannot play the following file:

It says, "error reading metadata" in dialog box.

Furthermore, in the status bar it says:

avformat_open_input failed: Invalid data found when processing input

The file was generated using youtube-dl --audio-format vorbis, and any other program I tried opens it besides Audacious.

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