Bug #563

Wrong song length in MP3 files

Added by Pascual Lucero almost 9 years ago. Updated almost 9 years ago.

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August 02, 2015
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I have noticed that sometimes Audacious sets the wrong length in songs. I initially thought it was a problem with the mp3 files, but it happens frequently. I use Audacious in Windows and the file explorer shows the right length, as well as MPV and VLC.

I attach a recent file in which I saw this problem. The right length is 3 minutes 03 seconds, but once it is added to a playlist in Audacious it shows 5 minutes 43 seconds. I am using Audacious 3.7 alpha (the latest version I saw in the web page).

Soledad - 06 - Mi bien.mp3 (4.48 MB) Soledad - 06 - Mi bien.mp3 Pascual Lucero, August 02, 2015 02:58


#1 Updated by John Lindgren almost 9 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

Have you already tried "Use accurate length calculation (slow)" in the MPG123 Plugin Settings? This option is necessary for some files.

#2 Updated by John Lindgren almost 9 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Status changed from New to Rejected

Setting the above-mentioned option should solve your problem (remember to refresh the playlist after setting it). For me, the file shows 4:53 with the quick-and-dirty method but corrects to 3:03 once I select the accurate method.

I will add this to the "common issues" section of the webpage.

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