Author Topic: mp3 file ctype showing as Media Foundation  (Read 119 times)

Steve Grant

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mp3 file ctype showing as Media Foundation
« on: 24 Sep '21 - 08:17 »
Hi Ian, I've just stumbled across the mp3 that I sent to 'incoming'. It took ages (relatively) to load and I noticed that Bass was reporting 65544 (MF Codec) instead of 65541 (mp3).

I've checked it with MediaInfo and that reports 44.1 Khz, 320kbps, CBR, 2 channel. Written by Lame 3.96.1.

Could you pass your expert eye over it to find out why Bass won't play it natively.

Many thanks - Steve.

Ian @ un4seen

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Re: mp3 file ctype showing as Media Foundation
« Reply #1 on: 24 Sep '21 - 15:59 »
The issue in this file's case is that it has around 242KB of junk between the ID3v2 tags and the MP3 data. By default, BASS will only search 16KB (after ID3v2 tags) for the MP3 data to begin, but that can be changed via the BASS_CONFIG_VERIFY option.

Steve Grant

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Re: mp3 file ctype showing as Media Foundation
« Reply #2 on: 24 Sep '21 - 17:14 »
Many thanks.