eyed3 crashes with exception (on empty BPM tag?)

Bug #608663 reported by Dave Holland on 2010-07-22
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
eyed3 (Debian)
Fix Released
eyed3 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: python-eyed3

When parsing particular mp3 files, which I think contain an
empty BPM tag, this happens:

01 - Spirit.mp3 [ 6.18 MB ]
Time: 02:32 MPEG1, Layer III [ 320 kb/s @ 48000 Hz - Stereo ]
ID3 v2.4:
title: Spirit artist: Eluveitie
album: Spirit year: 2006
track: 1/11 genre: Black Metal (id 138)
Uncaught exception: empty string for float()
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/eyeD3", line 1215, in <module>
    retval = main();
  File "/usr/bin/eyeD3", line 1192, in main
    retval = app.handleFile(f);
  File "/usr/bin/eyeD3", line 566, in handleFile
  File "/usr/bin/eyeD3", line 969, in printTag
    bpm = tag.getBPM();
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/eyeD3/tag.py", line 986, in getBPM
    bpm = int(float(bpm[0].text) + 0.5)
ValueError: empty string for float()

I've attached a tiny patch which makes this problem go away.

But there might be other places in tag.py where extra robustness like
that would be useful.

This is eyed3 version 0.6.17-1build1 on Ubuntu 10.04, up-to-date with patches as of today.

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Dave Holland (dh3) wrote :
Dave Holland (dh3) wrote :

I've also sent this report and patch to the upstream author.

tags: added: patch
Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

@dave, please could you publish the url of upstream report to include to your report? Thanks

Changed in eyed3 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Dave Holland (dh3) wrote :

Hi, there's no URL, sorry - it was a direct email to the author, Travis Shirk. The address I sent it to is in /usr/share/doc/eyed3/copyright

tags: added: patch-forwarded-upstream
tags: removed: patch
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package eyed3 - 0.6.17-1ubuntu1

eyed3 (0.6.17-1ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * Apply patch from Dave Holland to handle empty BPM tag
    that would have caused an unhandled exception.
    (LP: #608663)
  * Convert to dh_python2.
 -- Daniel T Chen <email address hidden> Sat, 30 Jul 2011 12:59:14 -0400

Changed in eyed3 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in eyed3 (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in eyed3 (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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