[RDD] Importing Issue with wrong Audio Length

Rob Landry 41001140 at interpring.com
Thu Jul 7 11:36:37 EDT 2016

If you're importing MP3's, the length will often be wrong. I had to solve 
this problem by converting the MP3's to linear .wav files and importing 
those. Then the lengths are correct.

There is another problem that can happen if you're importing a large 
file copied via the Internet: the Apache server can time out before all of 
the file arrives, resulting in a truncated Rivendell file. The solution is 
to increase the timeout in Apache.


Я там, где ребята толковые,
Я там, где плакаты "Вперёд",
Где песни рабочие новые
Страна трудовая поёт.

On Wed, 6 Jul 2016, Charly Hering wrote:

> Hello,
> I am trying to implement a Rivendell system in my organization.
> I work for a intercontinental radio association. In that case we share and
> broadcast programs from a lot of different radios and we do not control all
> the prodution processes.
> I came to my point. A radio send us a daily program but the metadata seems
> corrupt. It shows a length of 1 hour but the real audio length is 15 min.
> I import it with a rivendell dropbox, and when rivendell create a log, it
> mess up the playlist with the faulty lenght (creating time with nothing
> sheldue)
> Passing the audio track in a tag editor fix the issue, for example:
> $ mp3val audio.mp3 -f 
> I would like to keep the automated function of the dropbox: Drag the file
> and no more to do to import and create the log
> Is there a possibility to add this function easily to the dropbox script
> used by rivendell.
> Thanks
> Charly

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