MP3 wierdness.

Brett G. Monroe bmonroe at
Thu May 11 14:49:39 PDT 2000

The mp3 might have been recorded with a variable bit rate mp3 encoder.
Does KMPG or freeamp support variable bitrate encoded mp3s? If they
don't, that might account for the weirdness.

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On Thu, 11 May 2000, Steve Juranich wrote:

> So I got this MP3 from the internet. When I play it on my Sun machine in the

> lab, it sounded great (I had to delete it, stinking quotas). But when I try

> and play it at home, the file sounds funny. The music will speed up, then

> slow down. It sounds like someone is playing the song on a record player, but

> someone keeps playing with the speed control knob (yes, I *am* old enough to

> remember record players).


> I've tried playing the same file with both KMPG and freeamp. Neither

> application gives good results.


> My sound card is a standard SB64. I haven't had any problems with it

> otherwise. I can even play other MP3's with it.


> Does anybody have an idea about what might be going on?


> Thanks.


> --Steve J.



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