Beatunes failing to decode mp3s.

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27 Apr, 2019 04:15 PM

I get this an an error when I try to analyze my tracks. It only happens with mp3 files.

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Running Win 7 64bit, 4gb ram, i7 processor.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 27 Apr, 2019 04:28 PM

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    Which version of beaTunes is this?

  2. 2 Posted by meliodas on 28 Apr, 2019 05:32 AM

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    version 5.1.13

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 28 Apr, 2019 08:57 AM

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    This might be related to prioritizing file decoding with FFmpeg.
    Can you please install 5.1.12, re-analyze those files and let me know, whether it fails as well?

    The download link is

  4. 4 Posted by meliodas on 28 Apr, 2019 01:57 PM

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    The analysis functions is working fine in 5.1.12 but not in 5.1.13

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by hendrik on 29 Apr, 2019 08:27 AM

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    Sounds like the FFmpeg-based decoder stumbles over your mp3 (5.1.12 uses the built-in Windows library, which has other drawbacks).

    Any chance you could send me on of those failing mp3s? I'd like to reproduce the issue to figure out whether the FFmpeg-based decoder can be fixed somehow.

    Thank you!

  6. 6 Posted by meliodas on 29 Apr, 2019 03:34 PM

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    I added one of the songs as an attachment. If you need more feel free to ask

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by hendrik on 02 May, 2019 01:11 PM

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    thanks for the file. Any chance you are using Lyrics3 v2.00? If so, why and with what software?



  8. 8 Posted by meliodas on 05 May, 2019 04:33 PM

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    No I am not using that software. I got the file from a DJ music pool.

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by hendrik on 05 May, 2019 05:45 PM

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    No I am not using that software.

    "Lyrics3 v2.00" is not a software, but a special way to add lyrics information to your files.

  10. 10 Posted by meliodas on 06 May, 2019 10:11 PM

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    Then no, I'm not. I use Serato and Mixed in Key

  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by hendrik on 08 May, 2019 12:55 PM

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    The tags were probably added by the original creator.

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