[MPlayer-users] mplayer 0.90-rc3 a poor mp3 player
alhaz at xmission.com
Sat Feb 1 22:28:59 CET 2003
On Sat, 1 Feb 2003 15:56:27 -0500
D Richard Felker III <dalias at aerifal.cx> wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> 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.
-ac ffmp3 has the same issue, it just plays the noise at a higher pitch.
-ac mad does seem to overcome the issue. It'd be nice if that could be the
default for mp3s, or if this issue could be somehow documented somewhere.
> 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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