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Subject: Re: recording failures (was A rockbox survey - and recording failures)
From: John Covici (
Date: 2003-11-07

I get big values too large all the time and mpg123 seg faults -- it
would be real nice to have this work properly. This is true on every
file I have tried it on, even short ones.
Do you still need a sample?

on Tue, 04 Nov 2003 15:33:50 +0100 Linus Nielsen Feltzing <> wrote:

> wrote:
>> Another thing that has puzzled me for quite a while is that mpg123 often
>> fails playing files recorded with Rockbox, while mp3blaster works fine, so
>> maybe the MP3 encoder implementation in the MAS is bending the rules, or
>> mpg123 is too picky, or - I really don't want to suggest this - the data
>> is tampered with on the way to the disk...
> Well, we don't do anything with the data, at least not intentionally.
>> some sample mpg123 complaints:
>> ----
>> Playing MPEG stream from R031031-195407.mp3 ...
>> Junk at the beginning 49443304
> That means that it doesn't understand the ID3V2 tag. Try to remove the
> tag and see what happens.
>> MPEG 1.0 layer III, 112 kbit/s, 44100 Hz mono
>> big_values too large!
>> mpg123: Can't rewind stream by 1369 bits!
>> Illegal Audio-MPEG-Header 0x55cad692 at offset 0x17e6.
>> Skipped 3915 bytes in input.
>> big_values too large!
>> big_values too large!
>> mpg123: Can't rewind stream by 1288 bits!
> That could mean that the file is corrupt somehow. Can you send me a
> (preferrably short) file that demonstrates this?
> Send it to temp001 __at __
> Thanks.
> Linus

         John Covici

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