2.6.1 QT audio bug

Peter T. Evensen pevensen at siboneylg.com
Tue Oct 25 15:44:34 EDT 2005


.swa files are .mp3 files, minus some tags, so the file formats are the same.

At 01:44 PM 10/25/2005, you wrote:
>Hi Peter,
>
>>Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 10:54:01 -0500
>>From: "Peter T. Evensen" <pevensen at siboneylg.com>
>>Subject: 2.6.1 QT audio bug
>
>>I am playing MP3 files
>>(actually .swa file that have been renamed .mp3)
>
>Just a side note: It may have nothing to do with why the file doesn't 
>play, OTOH, it might, if 2.6.1 tries to fix a filetype/name extension 
>matching problem.
>
>AFAIK, changing a file's extension name does _not_ change the filetype. 
>All you've done is cause a mismatch between filetype and file extension 
>name. The system does not automatically convert filetypes because you 
>rename them. The system and player should be looking at the file's header 
>data and other metadata to see what type it actually is. Maybe 2.6.1 is 
>causing the player to conk out because of a mismatch. Just a thought.
>
>If you want the files to actually become MP3 files, then I think you 
>should do a _conversion_ to the filetype.
>
>All the best,
>Ken N.
>
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