'file -i' reports application/octet-stream for mp3 files

Bug #1434647 reported by Paulo Marcel Coelho Aragão on 2015-03-20
This bug affects 2 people
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file (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

'file -i' reports 'application/octet-stream' for mp3 files, when it should be 'audio/mpeg'.

It can be reproduced with any mp3 file:

file -i <file>

To get the correct mime type:

xdg-mime query filetype <file>

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: file 1:5.19-1ubuntu1.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-31.43-generic 3.16.7-ckt5
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-31-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8.2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Fri Mar 20 14:54:25 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-11-25 (115 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
SourcePackage: file
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

This error was introduced with version 5.19-1ubuntu1.2. Version 5.19-1ubuntu1.1 was correctly reporting the MIME type of mp3 files as 'audio/mpeg'.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in file (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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