Fixing Track Duration Length of MP3 – foobar2000
I’ve been using foobar2000 (foobar2k) as my default music player (mp3’s, FLAC and other type of audio formats that I have). I’m not going to discuss the details of those audio files. If you want more information about them, just Google FLAC vs MP3 or something.
However, I will tell you that foobar2k is a great piece of free software: it can play lots of audio files, it has a high level of modification. For example: you can change the looks and stuff in any way you want. I personally haven’t played around with it yet, but I’ve seen some great custom skins and some nice tutorials on that subject.
Anyway, I had a bunch of mp3’s that didn’t show the correct duration track length, because I was messing around with it (editing and stuff like that). Anyhow, turns out foobar2000 has an option to fix that for you.
All you have to do is:
- Right click the “corrupted” track in question in your foobar2k player
- Select Utils
- Choose “Fix VBR MP3 header”
That’s all to fix the track duration length!
Also, while I’ve talked about normalizing MP3’s using MP3gain, foobar2k has those features built-in as well. Like I said, a very wide range of functionalities on top of a great audio player, and in terms of memory and CPU usage it should be lighter (i.e. less) than Winamp etc. Very nice!