Erroneous bitrate displayed

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bichenoubi
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Erroneous bitrate displayed

Post by bichenoubi » Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:08 pm

Hi, I just noticed that the bitrate displayed in the library/playlist window is erroneous for all my files.
For example, I have an album I encoded at 192kbs CBR, and in Play every track has a different bitrate ranging from 126 to 363 and one with 1424. I don't know where Play gets those numbers, but I looked in other softwares and that album is at 192 cbr for sure. It is how I noticed that bitrate displayed was erroneous for my whole library.
I'm running 1069.

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Re: Erroneous bitrate displayed

Post by sbooth » Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:22 pm

What kind of files are these?

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Re: Erroneous bitrate displayed

Post by bichenoubi » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:36 am

mp3 and some flac.

I ordered my library by bitrate and noticed that all songs of the same length have the same bitrate.
In fact I discovered what Play is displaying as bitrate, it is displaying the length in seconds of each song.

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Re: Erroneous bitrate displayed

Post by sbooth » Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:05 am

It sounds like the database update could have gone awry. Can you try removing one of the offending files and then re-add it to the library and see if the correct bitrate is displayed?

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Re: Erroneous bitrate displayed

Post by stamfar » Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:03 pm

I have now the same problem with most of my mp3 files..
I will try your tip and see if it changes anything.

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Re: Erroneous bitrate displayed

Post by bichenoubi » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:34 pm

I deleted my library sqlite file and only re-imported some files.
For some files, Play now shows a bitrate of 128 000 (which I suppose is 128kbs for Play), but those are all VBR mp3 files at around 220kbs.
For other files, which are 192 CBR, Play show 192 000, so it seems ok.
For my Flac files, Play shows nothing.
So in the end , problem seems to be with VBR mp3 and flac.

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