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Lossy Audio Compression => MP3 => Topic started by: teh roxxors on 2020-06-15 13:14:28

Title: LAME won't encode these files
Post by: teh roxxors on 2020-06-15 13:14:28
Just ripped a stack of discs with EAC, only to find that RazorLame/LAME will not recognize any of these WAV files for encoding. They cannot be dragged into the RazorLame window. They cannot be Opened, either. I renamed the containing folder to "fff" to no avail (RazorLame has problems with longer path and file names). I copied individual file names into Notepad, and copied them back, to remove any possible hidden characters—to no avail. I cannot rename these files to something else and encode.

What is going on here—every file from a given disc? I've been usiing RazorLame for over two decades, and have never seen this happen before.

One file from another disc was doing the same, but I could encode it after renaming the file. I then renamed it back to the original title.

But not these. RazorLame will not recognize any of these:

01 - Isaac Hayes - Two Cool Guys - Beavis and Butt‐Head Do America
02 - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Love Rollercoaster - Beavis and Butt‐Head Do America
03 - LL Cool J - Ain’t Nobody - Beavis and Butt‐Head Do America
04 - White Zombie - Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks and Cannibal Girls - Beavis and Butt‐Head Do America
05 - Rancid with Stubborn All-Stars - I Wanna Riot - Beavis and Butt‐Head Do America
06 - Ozzy Osbourne - Walk on Water - Beavis and Butt‐Head Do America
07 - No Doubt - Snakes - Beavis and Butt‐Head Do America08 - Madd Head - Pimp’n Ain’t EZ - Beavis and Butt‐Head Do America
09 - Butthole Surfers - The Lord Is a Monkey (Rock Version) - Beavis and Butt‐Head Do America
10 - Southern Culture on the Skids - White Trash - Beavis and Butt‐Head Do America
11 - AC^DC - Gone Shootin’ - Beavis and Butt‐Head Do America
12 - Engelbert Humperdinck - Lesbian Seagull - Beavis and Butt‐Head Do America


EDIT: This may be a case of some asshole entering Unicode-formatted text into MusicBrainz for this title. I had copied my file names into Notepad; was about to rename everything with Bulk Raname Utility, then paste original file names from the Notepad document. When I tried to save the list of song titles, I was hit with a warning about inclusion of Unicode characters being lost upon conversion to ANSI. I just started using MusicBrainz yesterday, which would explain why this has never happened to me before.

EDIT 2:
There was no way to strip Unicode formatting from the path and file names for those WAVs. I had to delete them all, Clear Current CD Information in EAC, manually re-edit every field in EAC, and re-rip. Only then would RazorLame encode the files.

If this is what MusicBrainz has to offer, I'm in trouble.
Title: Re: LAME won't encode these files
Post by: rutra80 on 2020-06-15 13:56:29
Probably the "-" sign. Or path + file name too long. RazorLame is to blame for being lame :D
Title: Re: LAME won't encode these files
Post by: 40th.com on 2020-06-15 16:53:30
MBz always uses a weird apostrophe:

Pimp’n
00000000  50 69 6d 70 e2 80 99 6e 20    Pimpâ..n

At least that's what I got from copying your text and pasting it into notepad, then looking at the binary.  I fix it at EAC's track listing.
Title: Re: LAME won't encode these files
Post by: teh roxxors on 2020-06-15 17:53:11
Just to be clear, RazorLame could recognize none of those files, even the short ones. It does not choke on a hyphen—I use hyphens in every file name, all the time. And it wasn't just "Pimp’n Ain’t EZ." Also, I renamed every track to a two-digit number, and they still could not be processed.

Every single field in EAC contained Unicode, as pulled from the MusicBrainz database. I had to clear CD information and re-enter everything from scratch before it worked (obviously, with the same length in path\file names!). Any MusicBrainz metadata in containing Unicode will do the same thing I encountered today.
Title: Re: LAME won't encode these files
Post by: rutra80 on 2020-06-15 22:07:13
Still, time to switch to something Unicode aware...
Title: Re: LAME won't encode these files
Post by: kode54 on 2020-06-15 22:33:46
RazorLame hasn't been updated in 6+ years, it's probably safe to say you should find something else.
Title: Re: LAME won't encode these files
Post by: teh roxxors on 2020-06-16 22:02:56
RazorLame hasn't been updated in 6+ years, it's probably safe to say you should find something else.

I've been using it as long as I have, because its encoding never introduces the chirps and noises other application have. What do you suggest I use?
Title: Re: LAME won't encode these files
Post by: m14u on 2020-06-16 22:28:13
rename all manually
Title: Re: LAME won't encode these files
Post by: kode54 on 2020-06-17 05:01:37
Use a newer version of LAME itself, with something capable of using recent versions of LAME.

RazorLAME is just a frontend. One that is apparently incapable of dealing with Unicode filenames.
Title: Re: LAME won't encode these files
Post by: 40th.com on 2020-06-17 10:49:08
... the newest version of them all should be attached.
Title: Re: LAME won't encode these files
Post by: teh roxxors on 2020-06-17 13:25:09
I remember having change the version of LAME used by RazorLame once before, but that was many years ago, and details escape me.

If I install newer versions of LAME, would I not still have the same issue with Unicode with RazorLame?

Assuming something else can do the same without introducing chirps and other errors, what exactly might I use?

Thank you.
Title: Re: LAME won't encode these files
Post by: rutra80 on 2020-06-17 21:13:14
What chirps and noises??
You rip with EAC why not setting it up to encode with LAME at once?
Title: Re: LAME won't encode these files
Post by: Mark7 on 2020-06-20 10:57:35
I wanted to recommend Lamedropxpd from rarewares.org, which is lame and real simple gui in one.
But i just tested an mp3 with an exotic filename and Lamedropxpd crashed :p.

So instead i will recommend it foobar2000. It is a player and it has a nice converter built-in.
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