Truncation of audio files in Cortado
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Description

The OggHandler cutting the end of a audio file.

Example: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erzgebirgisch#Perfekt.2C_Plusquamperfekt
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bild:Kirmes-erzg.ogg


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
OS: Windows 2000
Platform: PC

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Reference
bz11232
bzimport set Reference to bz11232.
Liesel created this task.Sep 8 2007, 11:31 AM

Cortado cuts off the last ~0.5 seconds of this 2.6 second file, VLC cuts off start.

  • Bug 11247 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Some files are completely unable to hear: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:En-us-David.ogg

There are _ten of thousands_ of such short files, used on Wiktionarys. If this player does not work, why haven't you turned it off until it gets fixed?

My question: why functions which contain obvious malfunctions are introduced in Wikimedia projects? Who's testing them? Who is responsible for such decisions?

robchur wrote:

Clearly it's because we're all a bunch of unprofessional morons who shouldn't be let near an MP3 player, much less a bunch of servers?

I'll have you know Tim Starling did an extraordinary amount of testing, including a public beta on the test Wikipedia, and found and fixed quite a few issues and general objections with it. New features will always have some problems, and in this particular case, the main issues relate to probable upstream bugs in the client libraries we're using.

Please do not continue to use our bug tracker as a forum to attack the system administration and development teams.

Nasty issue in a great feature. Let's focus our efforts to how it can be fixed. Rob, could you add a link to the issue report in the client library? That will hopefully take the heat off the issue here.

(In reply to comment #3)

There are _ten of thousands_ of such short files, used on Wiktionarys. If this
player does not work, why haven't you turned it off until it gets fixed?

You can just use the old syntax if you like, it'll still work.

Patch uploaded in r26204, jar updated in r26224. Patch submitted upstream, review pending.

I cannot hear http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:De-Aachen.ogg online. Opera 9.5 beta/Epiphany/Firefox 2, Java 1.6.0.03.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Hsb-budyšin.ogg - only silence; offline works well
Opera 9.21, Java 1.6.0.03, Windows XP

The remaining issue is not truncation. Files smaller than ~0.5 seconds are not played at all, files larger than that are played in their entirety.

Fixed in r31776, the bug should be closed when it goes live.

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