[gstreamer-bugs] [Bug 428021] [mad, mp3parse] better duration estimates for VBR

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Sun Apr 15 14:35:22 PDT 2007

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------- Comment #5 from Christophe Fergeau  2007-04-15 21:35 UTC -------
(In reply to comment #3)
> This is really expected behaviour at the moment. In order to know the exact
> length of an VBR mp3 file, GStreamer would need to scan the entire file (or at
> least parts of it), something which causes as many problems as it solves (think
> of files mounted on an NFS/samba share etc.), so it's a trade-off we're making
> on purpose here.

Most VBR MP3 files start with a xing header (dummy mp3 frame) containing the
duration among other thing, the mad element handles them afaik (and xingmux can
write them). Maybe this can't work in that case because the mp3 is muxed in an
AVI file?

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