[MPlayer-users] mplayer 0.90-rc3 a poor mp3 player

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sat Feb 1 21:56:27 CET 2003

It's a known issue. mp3lib sucks and doesn't handle streams with extra
crap in them well, but it's very very fast so it's good for movies
that don't have id3 tags and whatnot polluting them.

If you want to play mp3 audio files, use -ac ffmp3 or better yet -ac
mad (if you have libmad installed). MAD is known for being very
robust, so it shouldn't make the weird pops and whatnot.


On Sat, Feb 01, 2003 at 01:37:35PM -0700, Eric Jorgensen wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> 	I felt i had to bring this up because i don't see any mention of it in the
> mailing lists over the last couple months. If we're pushing a 1.0 release, this
> has to be addressed. 
> 	mplayer isn't a very good mp3 player yet. It's on par with some stuff i used
> briefly on os2 in 1997. And even has the same annoying bug. 
> 	I have several mp3s here which have, for example, some sort of header that
> mplayer apparently plays as audio, resulting in a short burst of noise before
> the music starts. Some of them have the id3 tag in a trailer instead of a
> header, so it's not clear what mplayer is playing loudly through the left
> channel right before the music. It's as much as half my mp3 collection that
> exhibits this issue with mplayer. It even varies within a single album encoded
> at the same time using grip and lame. 
> 	All of these mp3s play perfectly with mpg123, mpg321, xmms, freeamp, and my
> iRiver Slim-X cd-mp3 player. Not to mention windows media player, etc. 
> 	It wouldn't bother me so much, except that I've been using Freevo a lot lately,
> and I use it through fbcon, where freevo's only available mp3 player is mplayer.
> 10 gigs of music, and it's not handling it very well. 
> 	I can't imagine you haven't heard this noise before, but i put an example on a
> server anyway: 
> 	http://rubix.areb.org/madworld.mp3
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