[Pkg-mythtv-maintainers] Bug#493135: VBR MP2 files generated by twolame can't be played by any player

Fabian Greffrath greffrath at leat.rub.de
Wed Mar 18 08:03:40 UTC 2009

> files created by twolame in VBR mode can't be played by any player.

Judging from the file doc/vbr.txt, Layer II VBR is defective by 
design, so it's no surprise that players do not support it well.

> madplay and mplayer for example complain about losing synchronization,
> same goes for gstreamer-based players.

They all seem to use libmad for playback, have you also tried mpeg123?

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