Old 30th December 2012, 13:05   #1
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Playlist won't skip to the next song

I have some mp3 files acting very strange. When playing them it seems that they have no ending as the playlist get stuck on these at the end and don't play the next song in it.

Of course 90% of my mp3 doesn't behave like this, this isn't a general thing, it only happens with some of my files so it isn't a parameter in winamp that hasn't been set. I've try to look but couldn't find any answer on the internet.

Any clue ?
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Old 30th December 2012, 14:47   #2
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Stick an example MP3 up on sendspace.com or similar so someone else can have a look at it for you.

Example: Does the length of the MP3 match the playing time? How was it ripped? Does it play in Windows Media Player? Have you checked you don't have some mis-firing Winamp plugin?

There are applications for checking MP3 files. http://mp3val.sourceforge.net/ or http://mp3diags.sourceforge.net/ but be very careful using them. Keep a backup of the MP3 files you are working with, and read carefully as these programs are a little geeky and overly complex. But may give you a clue as to your odd MP3 files.
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Old 30th December 2012, 15:26   #3
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mp3val is imo very simple, and i have yet to have it damage anything.

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Old 30th December 2012, 16:26   #4
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Stick an example MP3 up on sendspace.com or similar so someone else can have a look at it for you.

Example: Does the length of the MP3 match the playing time? How was it ripped? Does it play in Windows Media Player? Have you checked you don't have some mis-firing Winamp plugin?

There are applications for checking MP3 files. http://mp3val.sourceforge.net/ or http://mp3diags.sourceforge.net/ but be very careful using them. Keep a backup of the MP3 files you are working with, and read carefully as these programs are a little geeky and overly complex. But may give you a clue as to your odd MP3 files.
Well, I tried mp3diags, played a bit with the various repair options but applying the "custom transformation list #1" did it : the files that got stuck at -00.07 now goes to the end and then skips to the next, so A big thanks to you and your advice !
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Old 30th December 2012, 17:09   #5
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Excellent news. Do you know where those tracks came from? Did you rip them? Or get them from "elsewhere"?

Great thing is you now have the toolkit to patch any of those files that are flagged as broken.

I have seen some tracks that have come from dodgy downloads that are incomplete. For example, an album gets downloaded via a P2P connection, but never completes. It gets to 98% downloaded. This then leaves little gaps in the files somewhere at random. These can have all kinds of odd effects on audio players.

Media players can put up with a fair number of issues, but nothing is perfect.
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Well, I tried mp3diags, played a bit with the various repair options but applying the "custom transformation list #1" did it : the files that got stuck at -00.07 now goes to the end and then skips to the next, so A big thanks to you and your advice !
i'd be interested to know if mp3val would have fixed them, and what exactly mp3diags did... almost sounds like re-encoding "custom transformation"

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Mp3val would probably have 'fixed' the files also.

Mp3diags does not re-encode. Custom transformation list #1 applies up to 5 corrections to the files. If a correction is not needed, it is not applied. The 5 corrections are:

1. Restore flipped bit in audio
2. Remove inner non-audio
3. Remove truncated audio streams
4. Repair VBR data
5. Remove mismatched Xing headers

I would guess it was one or both of the last two corrections that 'repaired' the files.

If the OP looked at the analysis Mp3diags did before he applied the repairs, he would have seen which corrections were used. Mp3diags is 'geeky', but it is also easy to use and safe to use, imo. I've run over 6,000 of my files through it with 0 problems. That said, no app is perfect, so it is prudent to made backups before allowing it to 'repair' anything.

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