mp3 file corruption?

Jeff Mitchell kde-dev at
Sun Nov 19 18:01:04 UTC 2006


This has been fixed.  It was caused by cases where two processes could be 
scanning the collection at once.  We've ensured that this cannot happen again 
by using a different way to track files that is read-only (albeit a little 
less robust).  There's no way to recover the files that had corruption, 
unfortunately.  We're sorry  :-(  But thanks to people like you SVN testing, 
we never released with ATF turned on, so never had mass hysteria on our 

By the way, for various reasons, ATF has now been renamed AFT.  You can check 
more about how it works on the Wiki.


On Sunday 19 November 2006 04:08, Bonne Eggleston wrote:
> Hi all,
> I had a problem a few months ago which I thought could have been Amarok
> related (but I couldn't properly report it because I was overseas and my
> main computer was in storage).
> Just before ATF was made default in a release I was running Amarok svn and
> enabled ATF for my collection. I think at that point ATF actually put a tag
> in the files with a UID in it. I had my collection on my iPod and had
> Amarok pointed at the mounted directory, so it could scan through the
> obscure iPod folders and have the music in the collection (I know a little
> non-standard, but it meant I could use the collection features).
> After the first scan with ATF I noticed some of my mp3s had blips and skips
> in them. Usually entire albums.
> Anyway now that I'm back I can confirm that the problem is real (since my
> original collection doesn't have these problems).
> I searched the mailing list and noticed that some others had this around
> the same time, but mainly ogg files. I think bug 131353 reports this
> problem.
> I just wanted to check that this problem was real, and that it has been
> fixed.
> Bonne Eggleston
> p.s. Sorry for not reporting it at the time, but I was unsure if it was a
> real problem, and I didn't have time to investigate properly.
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