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Songbird Issue / Question - ID3v2?
Sunraycer
post Jul 18 2011, 06:01
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When loading a a WavPack file into Songbird it shows the incorrect track time. It shows the other tags, artist, etc, correctly. After playing the track for a few seconds, the track time updates to the correct time. And stays correct from then on.

Does anyone have an idea of why this is? I was thinking that maybe it's due to the Ape or ID3v1 tags. Reading some other posts on this board I'm wondering if it has to do with WavPack files having the metadata at the end of the file?


Does anyone know why WavPack supports only ID3v1 and not ID3v2? Just curious...
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bryant
post Jul 22 2011, 04:29
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Okay, that makes a little more sense. I guess one thing I don’t understand is that if Songbird uses GStreamer for all their decoding then it seems like WavPack would come along for free (WavPack is now in the “good” camp), but I guess not.

Anyway, knowing this, it seems likely that your problem might be in the wrapper (the existence of which may answer my question above) or in the old version of GStreamer that you have, rather than in Songbird itself. I am pretty busy these days, but if I get a free moment I’ll see if I can figure out how to build that dll for you (I do have VS2008, anyway).

Thanks for the info! smile.gif
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Sunraycer
post Jul 22 2011, 08:03
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QUOTE (bryant @ Jul 21 2011, 21:29) *
Okay, that makes a little more sense. I guess one thing I don’t understand is that if Songbird uses GStreamer for all their decoding then it seems like WavPack would come along for free (WavPack is now in the “good” camp), but I guess not.


They choose not to build all of the CODECs, I don't really know why. Maybe I remember them mentioning that they couldn't test them all...

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Anyway, knowing this, it seems likely that your problem might be in the wrapper (the existence of which may answer my question above) or in the old version of GStreamer that you have, rather than in Songbird itself. I am pretty busy these days, but if I get a free moment I’ll see if I can figure out how to build that dll for you (I do have VS2008, anyway).


Interesting thing though is that you can add the Wavpack files to the library without the plugin. It reads all the tags in the file, etc. You just can't play it without the plugin. And the track length is wrong when added to the library until it's played.

If you build the dll, I'd be happy to hear the process you end up going through! Thanks.
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