Error dialog popup during playback on Windows
See attached screen Capture.PNG.
These occur when changing songs. But not on every song. Playback continues uninterrupted.
The popup interrupts whatever application has focus. Close the pop-up and focus returns to interrupted application.
I'm not completely sure, but they seem to happen less often on version 3.7.1. They happened more often on version 3.7.
#4 Updated by Bruce Olney over 5 years ago
Playing the attached file causes the popup error dialog.
Let it play all the way through. The error dialog is displayed just as audacious starts the next track.
I note that in listening to this track there is a lot of silence at the end. Could the length be incorrect?
#5 Updated by John Lindgren over 5 years ago
mpg123 and mp3check both agree that there is junk at the end of the file (starting at byte offset 4,402,739). It looks like it's part of an ID3 tag that some crappy tag editor left there when saving the file.
If you had looked at the console output (unfortunately, it's difficult to see it in Windows; you have to redirect it to a file), you would have seen something like this:
ERROR mpg123.cc:285 [print_mpg123_error]: mpg123 error in file:///.../16.%20Night%20Sky.mp3: Failed to find valid MPEG data within limit on resync. (code 28)
In a future version, we should look into making the error message in the GUI more useful.
#6 Updated by Bruce Olney over 5 years ago
These files play on every other media player I have tried with no problems, errors or warnings. I probably ripped them myself a long time ago. I have no idea what codec or software was used.
I have hundreds of these files. I would prefer that no errors are indicated to the user.
#10 Updated by xyz dragon over 5 years ago
xyz dragon wrote:
I also have some of these bad files and I agree, this warning is pretty obtrusive. Why not deactivate the dialog from appearing? Isn't a log message to the console enough, if it doesn't hinder playing?
E.g. by introducing some kind of option or just commenting out lines 364-367 in audacious/src/libaudcore/playback.cc in the latest git commit, i.e. 4558f917754dad51c04
//aud_ui_show_error (str_printf (_("Error playing %s:\n%s"), // (const char *) pb_info.filename, pb_info.error_s ? // (const char *) pb_info.error_s : _("Unknown playback error " // "(check the console for detailed error information)")));