View Full Version : [ubuntu] FAAC produces m4b files with odd lengths

February 7th, 2009, 01:47 AM
When I make an m4b file using FAAC, then import them to my iPod with Floola, the length of the file is wrong by many many many orders of magnatude (a 7 hour long audio book will display in the iPod as being 110000 hours long, so the progress bar never moves during replay).

I make the file with:

nice -10 madplay -q -o wave:- "$outputfile" | nice -10 faac -w --artist "${ARTIST}" --title "${TITLE}" --album "${ALBUM}" --year "${YEAR}" --genre "Speech" --track "01" -q 80 -o "$m4bname"

The variables are set via a script.

February 16th, 2009, 12:47 AM
I normally make m4b files with the following command with good results:

mpg123 -s */*.mp3 | faac -b 80 -P -X -w -o $1.m4b -

I don't use all the variables, but do use the -P and -X options (can't remember why, but found it somewhere on the internet).

Hope this helps.