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MMW bloating and ruining .ape files [#14642]

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:47 pm
by kemenyadi
The tagging process of MMW takes ages, writes huge amounts of bloat data and 'ruins' certain .ape files.
Please have a look yourself.

Edit: some details:
The files are on a network share and are still playable, they are just inflated. Win 10, MMW

Re: MMW bloating and ruining .ape files

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:52 am
by MiPi
Hi. I cannot reproduce it, tested with several APE files. Could you upload me one or two of your APE files (original, before tagged, and better also tagged versions)? And PM me link. Thanks.

Re: MMW bloating and ruining .ape files

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:47 am
by Peke
I also can't replicate with my APE files, we would like to get to bottom of this, but beed sample files.

Re: MMW bloating and ruining .ape files

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:55 pm
by kemenyadi
What/how I am tagging: I select multiple tracks (in an album/artist, etc) and empty the album artist field (this may be and is probably irrelevant).

As the tagging process goes through all the albums of an artist, it doesn't necessarily bloat every single file/album. Only certain albums end up bloated. I have not found any indication as to which files/albums are 'tagged' differently, and why. Certain albums are recursively bloated. Eg: I have files that are 9000kbit instead of a standard ~1000kbit 44.1/16 ape file. They remain playable, and I can manually fix these files by re-encoding them but I can't keep up with all the files being bloated in the library. The bloat is just compressible data, a bloated file compressed in a rar/7z archive is very similar in size to the original file.

To further complicate things the increased bitrate/filesize does not show up in MM!

I have PMed you two with samples.

Re: MMW bloating and ruining .ape files

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:53 am
by MiPi
Thank you! I have reproduced the problem you described with your files. Added as: