May 26th, 2005 • 12:16 am
I don’t know why, but whenever I select an MP3 file in a Finder window in Columns view and the Finder displays the preview of the file, with the “Name,” “Kind,” “Size,” etc., it gets the “Duration” wrong each and every time.
As far as I can tell, the duration it displays in the Preview column is actually 3 times the duration of the file. For example, if I have an MP3 file that’s 04:09 long, the Preview column says “12’28.”
The file information window in the Finder contains the same error. In QuickTime Player and iTunes, on the other hand, the correct duration is displayed.
It’s a tad irritating, and I am wondering what I can do to remedy this. (The bug has already been reported to Apple.) Tiger doesn’t have the same problem with AIFF or M4A files, only with MP3 files.
PS: I tried repairing the disk with Disk Utility, which did fix a number of problems. But now the duration is no longer displayed in the Preview column or in the Get Information window. I just get “–” instead. Argh.