smplayer question

jd1008 jd1008 at
Wed Nov 12 18:59:19 UTC 2014

On 11/11/2014 11:31 PM, Tim wrote:
> Allegedly, on or about 11 November 2014, jd1008 sent:
>> I have an mp3 file (a chant/prayer), which smplayer says has
>> only 6+ minutes duration.
>> However, the progress indicator shows it will play way up to
>> termination at 1:15:30.
>> Is there something in the file that can be tweaked to make smplayer
>> display the correct time length of the file?
> Is it only that file? (and possibly a *few* others)
> It could be a badly edited file, where someone has badly concatenated
> short files into a long one, or shortened a long one.  I've certainly
> seen that sort of thing.
> e.g. I can record from a video camera to a DVD, then use mplayer to
> dumpstream the recording to a single vob mpeg file.  Quite often, the
> running time indicator only shows the first clip length, rather than the
> entire video (like for a 2 hour recording being split into several VOB
> files, that are supposed to get played back one after another,
> seamlessly).  Apart from being annoying, it can make it nearly
> impossible to skip past the first part of the video, to further in.
Well, I suspect that is  it may consist of several mp3 files that were
improperly concatenated. I will inform the web site, where it was
made available for download, about this.

Strange though, that smplayer does indeed play all of it, in spite
of displaying it's duration to be 6+ minutes.

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