Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#1610 closed defect (duplicate)

Displays wrong duration for some vbr mp3 files.

Reported by: pweis@… Owned by: reimar
Priority: normal Component: ad
Version: HEAD Severity: normal
Keywords: Cc: t.artem@…
Blocked By: Blocking:
Reproduced by developer: Analyzed by developer:


For some variable bitrate mp3 files, mplayer displays the wrong
duration. I created a sample file and put it online here:

The file is a 11 second recording of noise, compressed with

lame -v in.wav out.mp3

Mplayer, using the default mp3lib ("-ac mp3"), says the file is 8
seconds long, but it is 11 seconds. with "-ac ffmp3", the correct
duration is shown.

I reported this originally in the Debian bugtracker at

The problem persists with a subversion build from revision 29976.


Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by compn

  • Owner changed from r_togni@… to reimar

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by t.artem@…

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed,

Marking as a duplicate.

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