[mythtv-users] Mythmusic not finding track length for .flac files

Wendy Seltzer wendy at seltzer.com
Tue Dec 28 19:01:49 UTC 2004

At 02:49 PM 12/28/2004 +0000, Martin Ebourne wrote:
>On Mon, 2004-12-27 at 14:57 -0800, Wendy Seltzer wrote:
> > Mythmusic isn't picking up the track length of flac tracks, whether ripped
> > through mythmusic or using flac independently.  As a result, it's showing
> > xx:xx / 00:00 in the playback display, and not allowing me to seek forward
> > in the track because it hasn't calculated the endpoint.  It does see track
> > lengths if I rip the same CD to ogg.
>All of my music is flac, and all of it was ripped by Sound Juicer (the
>gnome CD ripper). Sometimes mythmusic gets the track length as 00:00,
>sometimes it gets the correct length. Seems to depend on the track, but
>no idea why. I haven't had chance to look into it yet.

Doing a bit more investigation, flac track length appears to have broken in 
the big Nov. 26 mythmusic patch.  A rollback to CVS from Nov. 25 reads 
track lengths again (and once they're in the db, they stay there).  It 
looks as though some of the code didn't make it from flacdecoder.cpp into 

So if you upgraded your system, it probably depends when you first imported 
the track.

Are developers reading here, or should I cc mythtv-dev?


> >  From messages in the archives, it appears this feature has worked for
> > others.  I'm using current CVS.  Any ideas?
>I'm using Axel's CVS RPMs, which are from 20/12, on FC3/AMD64.

Wendy Seltzer -- wendy at seltzer.com
Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School
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