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MP3 - Tech / Re: mp3DirectCut leaving the original 'length' metadata in edits
Last post by BobSter2 -
Thanks guys - much appreciated :)

My experience trying these on the full (1 hour 40 min) files is that mp3packer64.exe creates a new file with the old filename suffixed with "-vbr".  It does seem to be a VBR file (the bitrate on the Foobar2000 status bar jumps up and down by +/- 2 kbps as you play it). It is the same if I try it on a brand new mp3 file I just made on Audacity which is 100% definately CBR to start with.

mp3packer64.exe doesn't change the reported length of the file (as-per the OP)  for me - those 3 minute samples I attached still report as 1 hour 57min in Foobar after mp3packering them.  

I haven't noticed any degradation in quality (but they are 1.5 hours long and it will take a while to listen all the way through).

I think I'd rather stick with CBRs, though.  Originally (15 years ago) I had some mp3 players that struggled with vbr, so I have an irrational aversion to it!

Foobar's 'Fix VBR Header' utility fixes the metadata fine and reports the durations as they should be. 

thanks, any further pointers are very welcome
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Pixels of CD photos in playlist columns
Last post by marc2k3 -
I've updated foo_cover_info so db records are now preserved if people use file operations to rename/move files.

Full details: https://github.com/marc2k3/fb2k-component#foo_cover_info
Download: https://github.com/marc2k3/fb2k-component/releases/latest

edit: regarding scanning the entire library, any library viewer/playlist selection can be right clicked, If you don't have Album list or similar present in your layout, open it from the Library menu and right click the root node.
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MP3 - Tech / Re: mp3DirectCut leaving the original 'length' metadata in edits
Last post by Porcus -
I don't know what options will be applied upon drag+drop at exe ... it can so happen that mp3packer will ditch broken frames and that could actually sound worse. Also, gapless info could go out of the window, if you want to keep that. For what it is worth, it works best on valid files.

But MP3packer is fun. A bundle with the WinMP3Packer frontend is here: https://web.archive.org/web/20211006214629/http://jaybeee.themixingbowl.org/winmp3packer/WinMP3Packer-1.0.18-alpha-2.04.7z

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MP3 - Tech / Re: mp3DirectCut leaving the original 'length' metadata in edits
Last post by Markuza97 -
Thanks for sharing the files.

You can do what Porcus said above, it will work, but I think running your files through
mp3packer is better because they have some errors and mp3packer will fix them.



It is kinda hard to find mp3packer online so I will attach both executables below.
All you have to do is drag your MP3 files on mp3packer executable and it will work just fine.
If you already have lots of files you can write a very simple batch script to fully automate it.
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MP3 - Tech / Re: mp3DirectCut leaving the original 'length' metadata in edits
Last post by Porcus -
If you in foobar2000 instead right-click, Utilities -> Fix VBR MP3 header...
then it will show a length of 0:03.567 (157 295 samples).

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[I googled and found some stuff about similar problems being in the VBR header, but these are CBR files]
Don't be surprised if a VBR header says something wrong about a file that isn't even VBR ;-)
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: MathAudio Room EQ for Foobar2000
Last post by chr1 -
Thanks. After a bit more tweaking of levels, crossovers and phase settings I have arrived at the RoomEQ setup shown in the screenshot below. Presumably it is best to try to keep the lowering of the slider to a minimum (to maximise SNR)? Not quite sure what the best compromise is as, if RoomEQ is set to normal resolution, the slider can generally be set much higher. Presumably this compromise of SNR vs response flatness, is really down to personal preference and audio hardware capabilities? Reckon will spend the weekend playing with settings and see what I prefer. Many thanks for all of your help.

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MP3 - Tech / Re: mp3DirectCut leaving the original 'length' metadata in edits
Last post by BobSter2 -
Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate it.  :)

I've now updated to Foobar 1.6.7  and rebuilt the MP3 stream, as-per..

But the problem persists. 

I attach a 3 second sample, (x 2, before and after Rebuilding).  They both think they are 1 hour 57 in Foobar and show as 3 seconds in vlc.

I'm OK using the command line if someone tells me what to type!

thanks
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