Support #1139

Can't read files downloaded from (metadata read error)

Added by Amine Mzoughi 2 months ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

Start date:
November 16, 2021
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The player showed a popup to inform me that it's unabled to read the metadata of the file.

The files I downloaded are playable with Windows 10 audio player.

To reproduce the issue :
download a song from (e.g. CKAY - LOVE NWANTINTI _ OFFICIAL AUDIO) and open it with Audacious.


#1 Updated by John Lindgren 2 months ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Support

#2 Updated by Amine Mzoughi 2 months ago

NB : I can't play the files downloaded from on my car MP3 player too. I guess I will use a YouTube converter it's a better alternative.

#3 Updated by John Lindgren about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

Do you have the same issues with MP3 files downloaded from a more mainstream service (Amazon or such)?

#4 Updated by Amine Mzoughi about 1 month ago

No. But I believe that a metadata error should not be an obstacle to read a file.

You can delete this issue if you don't agree.

Best Regards.

#5 Updated by John Lindgren about 1 month ago

Okay, I changed the error message to align with your beliefs.

In a future version, it will say instead, "The file could not be decoded. It may be invalid, corrupt, or in an unsupported format."

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