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Old 06-19-2003, 02:36 PM   #1
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problem with large mp3's in xmms

Hi. I have some lectures on mp3 format and they play with xmms fine when I listen to them from beggining to end. But when i seek with the slider the playtime is incorrect and the end of the file is now near the middle of the slider.

any suggestions?

short files like songs don't have this problem.

Old 06-19-2003, 05:17 PM   #2
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Well, where's the distinction between long and short mp3s?

I have "long" mp3s that are over 40 minutes, and short onesbelow 5 minutes... But then again, long for you may be around the 10 minute mark, so a little more info would be helpful here.

Unfortunately, I don' know what to do abotu this but I'm sure someone else can if you perhaps provide a bit more info.

I mostly use mpg123 for mp3 playing now, but as far as I know it doesn't give you the option of forwarding in the track, only skipping a track (with ctrl c), at least if you invoke it with
>mpg123 *

then it'll play all files in a current directory, enabling you to skip the current with ctrl-c... if you press it twice in a row, it'll kill the process completely.

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Old 06-19-2003, 06:34 PM   #3
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By long mp3's I mean roughly 60 minutes. They are not very large because they are low bitrate (~24Kbits around 10 MB)

is there maybe some type of buffer for xmms that I can change for this not to occur? they work ok in other audio aps..I have ALSA player and the playtime displays correctly, but i would like to use xmms.

Can someone point me to some documentation that may help me out (besides the man pages)?



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