Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] MIME types

On Fri, 2003-10-03 at 01:09, Gisli Ottarsson wrote:
> Pardon me if I am barking up the wrong tree but I just tried
> to load an MP3 from one of my kids and Rhythmbox tells me:
>   The following files couldn't be loaded:
>   Unsupported MIME type audio/x-wav file:///....
> I first got the file it had a .wav suffix and
> it took me a minute to realize that it was MP3 at which point
> I renamed it with an .mp3 suffix.
> The file is definitely an MP3 and will play both with xmms and
> with mpg123.  Something tells me that this is a magicfile issue
> because when feed it to the 'file' command I get:
>   foo.mp3: RIFF (little-endian) data, WAVE audio
> while some of the files Rhythmbox likes are reported:
>   bar.mp3: MP3, 128 kBits, 44.1 kHz, Stereo
> Incidentally, when I play foo.mp3 with mpg123 it says:
>   MPEG 1.0 layer III, 128 kbit/s, 44100 Hz stereo
> and proceeds to play it without difficulty.
> So, is my setup, the file, or Rhythmbox which is broken.

Your file is a WAVE file, that's why it's detected as such. The WAVE
container contains an MP3. xmms and mpg123 just cheat and skip the RIFF

Bastien Nocera <> 
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