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CJ Tres 12-03-2011 01:48 PM

quelcom and mp3 issues - first question
 
I need a way to compare my many dirs and subdirs of mp3 (and maybe find
a similar tool for ogg, flac, mp4, shn, wav, etc. files. I'm thinking
something similar to diff but for audio files.


My search for an mp3 tool led to to Quelcom. One of the tools -
qmp3report - says "no valid header found" when testing it one one file.

another, qmp3check says of the same file:
01 Quay Cur.mp3: The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat -Quay Cur
01 Quay Cur.mp3: skipped 38 bytes of garbage at the beginning
01 Quay Cur.mp3: layer not supported
2 error files found

The man page for qmp3report says it has only been tested with mpeg
version 1 layer iii streams and that it ("... may or may not) work with
other versions or layers".


My mp3 player info says the track is Mpeg 1, layer 3.


Another tool, qmp3info says:
01 Quay Cur.mp3
01 Quay Cur.mp3: no valid header found
1 file1 error => 0:00.000 0 0 bytes


The first thing I'd like to ask is, does anyone know a better tool for
my need?
I want to compare files and merge directories - or at least find
duplicates and corrupted/incomplete files so I can (hopefully) repair
and organize things.


Also I'd like to know if there is a way to fix the invalid headers I may
find.


TIA
Curt



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Drac Noc 12-03-2011 04:37 PM

quelcom and mp3 issues - first question
 
mp3diags? It's a number of things to repair mp3 files.


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CJ Tres 12-04-2011 09:22 AM

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On 12/03/2011 11:37 AM, Drac Noc wrote:

mp3diags? It's a number of things to repair mp3 files.




Thanks I'll have a look at that.

Does anyone know if there is a better tool for my needs than Quelcom?

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Jared Norris 12-04-2011 09:39 AM

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On 4 December 2011 20:22, CJ Tres <ctres@grics.net> wrote:
> On 12/03/2011 11:37 AM, Drac Noc wrote:
>>
>> mp3diags? It's a number of things to repair mp3 files.
>>
>>
>
> Thanks I'll have a look at that.
>
> Does anyone know if there is a better tool for my needs than Quelcom?
>
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I've always used Grip to convert CDs to flac for storage. I've then
used Sound Converter to change them to whatever format I needed (I
have successfully converted 60GB of flac in one go with this handy GUI
tool, you just drop the folder in and tell it to run). From there I
have fixed/created tags using EasyTag.

I'm not quite sure what your use case is but maybe one of those tools will help.

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CJ Tres 12-04-2011 03:12 PM

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On 12/04/2011 04:39 AM, Jared Norris wrote:

On 4 December 2011 20:22, CJ Tres<ctres@grics.net> wrote:

On 12/03/2011 11:37 AM, Drac Noc wrote:


mp3diags? It's a number of things to repair mp3 files.




Thanks I'll have a look at that.

Does anyone know if there is a better tool for my needs than Quelcom?


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I've always used Grip to convert CDs to flac for storage. I've then
used Sound Converter to change them to whatever format I needed (I
have successfully converted 60GB of flac in one go with this handy GUI
tool, you just drop the folder in and tell it to run). From there I
have fixed/created tags using EasyTag.

I'm not quite sure what your use case is but maybe one of those tools will help.




Actually the main question (sorry I wasn't more clear) is about
comparing mp3s and directories containing mp3s. Although I'm not deeply
familiar with diff I'm thinking something similar but for audio files.


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Jared Norris 12-04-2011 08:47 PM

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> Actually the main question (sorry I wasn't more clear) is about comparing
> mp3s and directories containing mp3s. Although I'm not deeply familiar with
> diff I'm thinking something similar but for audio files.
>

If you have a "known good" you want to compare the "known issues" to,
why not use rsync and set the source as the "known good"? It has the
--dry-run option so it doesn't have to make the changes but will list
any files it was going to change. Just trying to think outside the
square a little as I don't really know a lot of tools to do what
you're looking for (doesn't mean they don't exist mind you).

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CJ Tres 12-04-2011 10:10 PM

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On 12/04/2011 03:47 PM, Jared Norris wrote:

Actually the main question (sorry I wasn't more clear) is about comparing
mp3s and directories containing mp3s. Although I'm not deeply familiar with
diff I'm thinking something similar but for audio files.



If you have a "known good" you want to compare the "known issues" to,
why not use rsync and set the source as the "known good"? It has the
--dry-run option so it doesn't have to make the changes but will list
any files it was going to change. Just trying to think outside the
square a little as I don't really know a lot of tools to do what
you're looking for (doesn't mean they don't exist mind you).



The problem is that I'm not sure what is good and what isn't. It seems I
had a lot more time for downloading music than I do to listen to it.
The mp3s were from a legitimate source - Emusic, and I never excpected
problems.

My mistake.
I've found some files were corrupted, either glitches or apparently
didn't d/l completely.

Still sync might be a good place to start.
Thanks for the idea.


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