Old 8th March 2006, 02:21   #1
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Question about number of files

This is not really a problem, but more of a question that I realize I may not find the answer to.

In Windows Explorer, my music folder has 3,013 files.
In MP3Gain, the same folder is listed with 3,010 files.
Scan this same folder into Winamp and there are 3,006 files.

Any one have ideas as to why this might be?

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Old 8th March 2006, 04:08   #2
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windows album art or thumbs.db, they are hidden files

though i dont know why mp3gain and winamp differ...non mp3 files?
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Old 8th March 2006, 05:21   #3
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Thanks for the Explorer explanation.

I checked this again and MP3Gain list 3,010 MP3 files. No duplicates. No files of any other type. But when this directory is scanned by Winamp, it only grabs 3,006 of them. Must be something about 4 of the files that Winamp does not like.

Oh well, it's not that big a deal. I'll live with it!

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Old 8th March 2006, 13:42   #4
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I've had a problem with Winamp doing that. I have certain MP3 files that will play in MP but not in Winamp. Winamp won't 'find' it but I can manually add it. But if I try to play it there's like half a second of no sound and it moves to the next track.
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Old 9th March 2006, 12:52   #5
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just check those files that MP plays and that Winamp doesn't play. i suspect the files are not actually mp3's

have a look at the end of the file name for the extention it will be a 3 letters after the file name .mp3/.wma check that out and see if that helps let us know what the extension is on the files that don't play.
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Old 9th March 2006, 13:20   #6
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They are most definately .mp3 files. I've already checked that. They'll play in anything but WinAmp.
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Old 9th March 2006, 14:11   #7
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upload one somewhere and link here please.

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Old 9th March 2006, 15:13   #8
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I'm at work and cannot do it now... but I'll try to do it when I get home this afternoon.
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Old 9th March 2006, 18:51   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by CraigF
upload one somewhere and link here please.
I don't know which 4 out of the 3,010 files are the four that Winamp does not pick up when scanning the music folder. I don't know of an easy way to figure that out either. Does anyone?
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Old 9th March 2006, 20:15   #10
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Was more directed at CrimmyC

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Old 9th March 2006, 20:23   #11
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Yeah, I know, but it occurred to me that if I could easily locate those 4 files, I could figure it out. "Easily", because it is not that big a deal to me really. All the positives about Winamp and this support forum are way greater than little issues like 4 files out of over 3,000. I have found in searching these forums and asking questions here that almost 100% of the time, when I have a problem or issue, it turns out that it is because of something I have not yet learned to do correctly. So I keep searching, asking and learning!
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Old 10th March 2006, 05:49   #12
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I see the same thing, I have over 7000 MP3's in one folder.
About 600 are Unicode named files, which Winamp and the current version of MP3Gain can't see.

I see a difference of about 200 files when I check the ML and MP3Gain. I don't know why, but since both MP3Gain and Winamp are supposed to support Unicode soon maybe the problm will disappear.
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@reganzi, Yeah, i believe thats probably an unrelated issue.

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Old 10th March 2006, 13:16   #14
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My apologies for not uploading those files. Just out of curiosity I loaded them into winamp 5.2 and they suddenly played. All is well now.
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