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  • Pete7874
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Different track length after converting to ogg
Sometimes when I convert from another lossy format such as MP3 to ogg, the resulting track length is different.  For example, I converted a 256 kbps CBR MP3 with a duration of 1h 59m 47s to q2 OGG using aoTuV [20110424].  The resulting ogg file has a duration of 1h 59m 39s.  Where did the 8 seconds disappear?

I realize it is not a huge difference.  I was just curious what causes such things to happen?

Thanks!

  • Kohlrabi
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Different track length after converting to ogg
Reply #1
How did you convert your files? "Losing" 8 seconds sounds like a serious bug in the converter.
It's only audiophile if it's inconvenient.

  • Pete7874
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Reply #2
How did you convert your files? "Losing" 8 seconds sounds like a serious bug in the converter.

Using Foobar2000 1.1.11.

  • Pete7874
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Reply #3
How did you convert your files? "Losing" 8 seconds sounds like a serious bug in the converter.

Using Foobar2000 1.1.11.

OK, I think it's a problem with Foobar itself.  Foobar is reporting that the source MP3 file's duration is 1h 59m 47s, but when I actually play that track, the track stops playing at 1h 59m 39s.  Windows 7 is also reporting that the track length is only 1h 59m 39s.  Not quite sure why Foobar is misreporting the length of the MP3...

  • tpijag
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Reply #4
select file>context menu>utilities>Fix vbr header
  • Last Edit: 25 February, 2012, 12:40:23 PM by tpijag

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Different track length after converting to ogg
Reply #5
My guess: this MP3 file doesn't have a header (with info about its exact duration), so "1h 59m 47s" is just an estimate.

You can select mp3 file -> right click-> Utilities -> Fix VBR MP3 header.

  • Pete7874
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Reply #6
select file>context menu>utilities>Fix vbr header

Thank you!