Extraneous noise on conversion wma to mp3

Bug #1310576 reported by Allan Kelly on 2014-04-21
10
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
SoundConverter
Critical
GautierPortet

Bug Description

After upgrading Ubuntu to 14.04, SoundConverter (2.0.4) conversion wma to mp3 is not converting correctly

user1@AMDDeskTop:~$ soundconverter --debug
SoundConverter 2.0.4
  using Gstreamer version: 0.10.36
  using 2 thread(s)
  using gio
/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/soundconverter/python/soundconverter/ui.py:1509: Warning: Attempt to add property GnomeProgram::sm-connect after class was initialised
  gnome.init(name, version)
/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/soundconverter/python/soundconverter/ui.py:1509: Warning: Attempt to add property GnomeProgram::show-crash-dialog after class was initialised
  gnome.init(name, version)
/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/soundconverter/python/soundconverter/ui.py:1509: Warning: Attempt to add property GnomeProgram::display after class was initialised
  gnome.init(name, version)
/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/soundconverter/python/soundconverter/ui.py:1509: Warning: Attempt to add property GnomeProgram::default-icon after class was initialised
  gnome.init(name, version)
Queue start: 1 tasks, 2 thread(s).
launching: 'giosrc location="file:///home/user1/conv-test-source.wma" ! typefind name=typefinder ! fakesink'
have_type: video/x-ms-asf conv-test-source.wma
found_type conv-test-source.wma
Queue done in 0.006s (1 tasks)
Queue start: 1 tasks, 2 thread(s).
launching: 'giosrc location="file:///home/user1/conv-test-source.wma" name=src ! decodebin name=decoder ! audiorate ! audioresample ! audioconvert ! audio/x-raw-int,rate=44100 ! audioresample ! audioconvert ! lame quality=2 vbr=3 vbr-max-bitrate=320 vbr-mean-bitrate=192 ! xingmux ! id3v2mux ! giosink location="file:///home/user1/conv-test-source.mp3"'
got file duration: 12
found_tags: conv-test-source.wma
 title=Maryland
 artist=Rosellys
 album=Album 4 20140419
 track-number=1
 container-format=ASF
found_tags: conv-test-source.wma
 audio-codec=WMA Version 8
found_tags: conv-test-source.wma
 codec=MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3)
 audio-codec=MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3)
Queue done in 0.831s (1 tasks)
closing...
user1@AMDDeskTop:~$

Allan Kelly (wolasallank) wrote :
Allan Kelly (wolasallank) wrote :

Test source wma

I'm experiencing the same bug, happens when converting to AAC as well. Getting weird cracling sounds, and every few seconds there is a very-small gap of silence.

Michael Schwendt (mschwendt) wrote :

Have you tried to reproduce with a newer SoundConverter release, such as 2.1.x? There have been a few fixes related to the GStreamer pipeline that is used during conversion, and that can make a difference.

Changed in soundconverter:
assignee: nobody → GautierPortet (kassoulet)
Allan Kelly (wolasallank) wrote :

Is there a suitable 2.1.x package to try on 14.04 system?

GautierPortet (kassoulet) wrote :

here: http://www.getdeb.net/app/SoundConverter

If Firefox ask for which program to use, select /usr/bin/apturl-gtk

Allan Kelly (wolasallank) wrote :

I removed Soundconverter then clicked 'Install This Now' on the getdeb page in #6 above, chose /usr/bin/apturl-gtk at prompt and soundconverter installed, but despite the page showing 2.1.2 version for14.04, it appears to be actually installing 2.0.4

From apt history log
Start-Date: 2014-04-24 11:31:40
Commandline: apt-get remove soundconverter
Remove: soundconverter:amd64 (2.0.4-0ubuntu1)
End-Date: 2014-04-24 11:31:44

Start-Date: 2014-04-24 11:32:24
Commandline: aptdaemon role='role-commit-packages' sender=':1.167'
Install: soundconverter:amd64 (2.0.4-0ubuntu1)
End-Date: 2014-04-24 11:32:29

GautierPortet (kassoulet) wrote :

Oh well, this isn't that simple indeed.
You can download the source from here: https://launchpad.net/soundconverter/+download
Then unpack the archive, and run "./configure && make && sudo make install" in the extracted folder.

Allan Kelly (wolasallank) wrote :

Downloaded and installed as #8

This 2.1.2 release has the same problem

user@XXXXXXX:~$ soundconverter -d
SoundConverter 2.1.2
  using Gstreamer version: 0.10.36
  using 2 thread(s)
  using gio
/usr/local/lib/soundconverter/python/soundconverter/ui.py:1485: Warning: Attempt to add property GnomeProgram::sm-connect after class was initialised
  gnome.init(name, version)
/usr/local/lib/soundconverter/python/soundconverter/ui.py:1485: Warning: Attempt to add property GnomeProgram::show-crash-dialog after class was initialised
  gnome.init(name, version)
/usr/local/lib/soundconverter/python/soundconverter/ui.py:1485: Warning: Attempt to add property GnomeProgram::display after class was initialised
  gnome.init(name, version)
/usr/local/lib/soundconverter/python/soundconverter/ui.py:1485: Warning: Attempt to add property GnomeProgram::default-icon after class was initialised
  gnome.init(name, version)
Queue start: 1 tasks, 2 thread(s).
launching: 'giosrc location="file:///home/user/conv-test-source-2.wma" ! typefind name=typefinder ! fakesink'
have_type: video/x-ms-asf conv-test-source-2.wma
Queue done in 0.005s (1 tasks)
found_type conv-test-source-2.wma
Queue start: 1 tasks, 2 thread(s).
launching: 'giosrc location="file:///home/user/conv-test-source-2.wma" name=src ! decodebin name=decoder ! audiorate ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! audio/x-raw-int,rate=44100 ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! lamemp3enc encoding-engine-quality=2 target=bitrate cbr=false bitrate=192 ! xingmux ! id3v2mux ! giosink location="file:///home/user/conv-test-source-2.wma.mp3~SC~"'
got file duration: 12
found_tags: conv-test-source-2.wma
 title=Maryland
 artist=Rosellys
 album=Album 4 20140419
 track-number=1
 container-format=ASF
found_tags: conv-test-source-2.wma
 audio-codec=WMA Version 8
found_tags: conv-test-source-2.wma
 bitrate=192000
 codec=MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3)
 audio-codec=MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3)
/home/user/conv-test-source-2.wma.mp3~SC~ -> /home/user/conv-test-source-2.mp3
Queue done in 0.869s (1 tasks)
closing...
user@XXXXXXX:~$

GautierPortet (kassoulet) wrote :

OK.
I'll investigate the problem ASAP.
Thank you very much for your help Allan!

Changed in soundconverter:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Critical
milestone: none → 2.1.3
GautierPortet (kassoulet) wrote :
Changed in soundconverter:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Allan Kelly (wolasallank) wrote :

fix working for me too

Changed in soundconverter:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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