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Tuffgong4

The Donger Need Food!!!!
Political User
#1
Start with a problem. I have 13 mp3s that don't have the correct timing. My desktop, laptop and zune all show them as being 27 hours long. Obviously they are not. Any software out there to fix them?

I've converted them from .ogg with mediacoder and not sure where they have gone wrong.

Thanks in advance.
 

SkyFuser

Techtard in Training
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#2
Try giving me some details. Is it variable bitrate? Have you tried reencoding it?

Try VBRFix if your DO have a variable bitrate.
 

Tuffgong4

The Donger Need Food!!!!
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#3
don't know what type of ogg, but it was coded into 160 kbps Mp3...I just wantt o have it have the real lengths of the mp3s
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#4
I have heard of the same kind of issue.

Did you encode it within Winamp, and if it does it most likely has a variable bitrate. Which from what I read you can't really do much, it was poorly encoded originally or something like that.

From another forum

"I confirm the wrong time display. My ol' but mighty MP3 tagger ID3Master also shows funny track (in most cases longer) lengths for VBR files.

Maybe this ID3master and TC's player (I've seen this in other programs too, but that's quite a while ago) calculate the track length by checking the bitrate of the first few frames, 'project' this estimation onto the whole file and therefore show a wrong result."
 

SkyFuser

Techtard in Training
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#5
don't know what type of ogg, but it was coded into 160 kbps Mp3...I just wantt o have it have the real lengths of the mp3s
Did you rip the audio from a CD? They probably have variable bitrates. If you do your times come up wrong because it calculates from the first bitrate it decodes. If not, your music's header is wrong.
Use MediaInfo to see if it's variable or not.
And using that link I give you, VBRFix. If that doesn't fix it try Foobar2000 it has a built-in fix VBR Header function.
If you ripped and it's not working well try ripping it again, or use a different program.
Or reencode it. <-- Different from converting.
 

archpope

OSNN One Post Wonder
#6
Sometimes Winamp will report incorrect bitrates on files, regardless of how they were encoded. The workaround I've found is to play the song all the way through, then Winamp will update the file automatically.
 

Tuffgong4

The Donger Need Food!!!!
Political User
#7
well every program that I use these files in make it show incorrectly. I will check the original ogg files and see if they show properly. I can't skip through them. When I fast forward they just stay at the same exact time they were at. SkyFuser I will try your idea tomorrow when I have more time.
 

Tuffgong4

The Donger Need Food!!!!
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#8
new problem...I asked my friend to try some of the suggestions out for me since I didn't have time and he's not so bright so he just re converted the ogg files (he gave them to me in the first place) to mp3. This time they work fine on the computer but when transferring to my zune they still show 27 hours for the length of each file.

So now it's narrowed down to my zune that plays them incorrectly and my computer and his play them fine.

Ugghhh
 

Johnny

.. Commodore ..
Political User
#9
Delete them, ask him what he used to encode them. If he didn't use it; tell him to re-encode them using EAC. Some where it is getting misconformed.
 

Tuffgong4

The Donger Need Food!!!!
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#13
I converted the files from ogg to mp4 and they work now. No idea how it changed anything but it worked. (I used mediacoder successfully btw)

Thanks all.
 

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