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Batch Process wav to mp3 time-length errors

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:17 pm
by WillBthr
Did a search and no luck:
WL8.0 export a five minute wave file to mp3 vbr results in a file that in various Windows 10 audio players (Groove and Media Player) indicate the file while playing back is over twenty-eight minutes in time/length. The file plays back ok.

Does anyone know the cause of this issue? On my system this is not a new problem but I've ignored it in the past however sending the files to others causes alarm.

Re: Batch Process wav to mp3 time-length errors

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:44 pm
by PG
The file does not contain a time table. Hence the file length to display is guessed by the players.
Don't use vbr if you want to be on the safe side.

Re: Batch Process wav to mp3 time-length errors

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:37 pm
by WillBthr
Thanks for the fast response Philippe. VBR sounds "better" if there is such a thing in the mp3 world.

Re: Batch Process wav to mp3 time-length errors

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:28 pm
by Arjan P
VBR only sounds better compared to lower bitrate CBR MP3s. If you use 320 kbps CBR you have constant highest 'quality' - but indeed also a relatively big file.

Re: Batch Process wav to mp3 time-length errors

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:07 am
by WillBthr
Thanks Arjan