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Bug 118956 - XMMS MP3 seek failures, wrong track lengths, playback slider tracking errors, etc.
Summary: XMMS MP3 seek failures, wrong track lengths, playback slider tracking errors,...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Luis Medinas (RETIRED)
Keywords: PMASKED
Depends on: xmms-must-die
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Reported: 2006-01-14 00:34 UTC by mpb.mail
Modified: 2006-10-23 00:45 UTC (History)
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An MP3 file that exposes the problems described. (ATrain23.mp3,182.86 KB, application/octet-stream)
2006-01-14 00:38 UTC, mpb.mail
A second MP3 file that exposes the problem. (test2.mp3,152.12 KB, application/octet-stream)
2006-01-14 00:39 UTC, mpb.mail

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Description mpb.mail 2006-01-14 00:34:46 UTC
The ebuilds that compile and install XMMS introduce many minor bugs that are not present when I manually compile and install XMMS (without any patches).  Until today, I thought the problems where due to glitches in the MP3 files, but today I learned that the MP3 files are fine and that the Gentoo compiled version of XMMS is the problem.

The problems are:
1) seeking to random locations (by moving the track location slider) fails
2) seeking by jumping forward/backward 5 seconds fails
3) track time incorrectly displays as 0:00 and playback slider never moves
4) track location slider jumps when pause button pressed, jumps back when unpaused

These problems manifest with xmms-1.2.10-r15 or x86.  2005.0 or 2005.1 install, I cannot remember which.  2.6.14-r5 kernel (and also on previous 2.6.12-r10 kernel).

Problems 1-3 (but not 4) also exist with xmms-1.2.7-r19.

Problem 4 also exists when playing back ogg-vorbis files.

The problems only exist with the portage/ebuild installed version of XMMS.  When I manually install XMMS 1.2.10 and/or 1.2.7 (./configure && make && make install) XMMS works fine.

The problems only exist with certain MP3 files.  It may be that it only exists with MP3 files lacking Xing or ID3V2 info, but I am not an MP3 expert and this is only speculation from a third party who helped me track down the bug.

I am unfamiliar with Bugzilla, but I will try to attach a couple MP3 files that expose the problems.
Comment 1 mpb.mail 2006-01-14 00:38:12 UTC
Created attachment 77052 [details]
An MP3 file that exposes the problems described.
Comment 2 mpb.mail 2006-01-14 00:39:24 UTC
Created attachment 77053 [details]
A second MP3 file that exposes the problem.
Comment 3 Russell Yanofsky 2006-05-29 13:53:11 UTC
I had the same problem. But it goes away if you uncheck the "Parse XING Headers" option in the "MAD MPEG Decoder" input plugin configuration dialog. That's with xmms-1.2.10-r15
Comment 4 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-10-23 00:45:42 UTC
xmms and all plugins are now package.masked and will be removed from the tree in one month.