FS#4926 - iTunes not handling recorded MP3's

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Peter Olson (Peter200lx) - Sunday, 26 March 2006, 23:21 GMT
Last edited by Daniel Stenberg (bagder) - Monday, 03 April 2006, 09:25 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Recording
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Archos Recorder
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I record the sermons for our church on the Archos Recorder V1. Some people have mentioning that on their iPods the sermons are only 20-40 minutes long, even though when recorded the mp3s are around 50-70 minutes long. I tested the ones they were talking about and it worked fine in Winamp and Window$ Media Player. I then installed iTunes :-P and tried it with that. Almost none of the recent sermons are the right length. Is there some error in the recorded MP3s that would cause this? I'm not sure how to help them, other then telling them to switch ;-). Any ideas how to fix this? I'm willing to run the MP3s through a program on my computer if that is what it takes to make the recordings work.
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Closed by  Daniel Stenberg (bagder)
Wednesday, 21 June 2006, 11:15 GMT
Reason for closing:  Invalid
Additional comments about closing:  If 4 out of 5 independent players play the file fine and the 5th (iTunes) barfs, I say it feels most likely that the problem is in... iTunes.
Comment by Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linusnielsen) - Monday, 27 March 2006, 05:34 GMT
My first suggestion would be to run it with the vbrfix plugin. Hold ON+Play on the file in the browser, then select "Open with" and "vbrfix".

Comment by Peter Olson (Peter200lx) - Monday, 03 April 2006, 17:30 GMT
Hmm, that didn't make iTunes read the whole file. It still says that a 55 minute sermon is 15 minutes long. I did some testing and found that the problem is when iTunes imports the MP3 file. I copied the same MP3 to a Nano that has RockBox and it plays fine. I also tried putting the same MP3 file onto the Original iPod firmware with YamiPod ( and it saw the whole length of the sermon just fine. When Recording on the Archos Recorder V1, I have the settings as such:
Quality 0
Frequency 16Hz
Source Line-IN
Channels Mono
Independent Frame NO
Time Split OFF
Prerecord Time 5s
Comment by Peter Olson (Peter200lx) - Monday, 03 April 2006, 18:01 GMT
I also tried using the vbrfix plug-in without success, once it make iTunes get a couple more minutes, but still no where near the full length.