How can the program determine the length of MP3 files?
By simple calculation.
This information is normally not to be found within the file. The formula
for calculation that applies is: "length in seconds=data size in bits
divided by bit rate in Hz". In fact it is a little more complicated than
that, because the length of additional information (for instance IP3 TAGs)
has to be subtracted from the file length. MP3PlayBase takes this into
account. However, there is a case where all this does not work: Some MP3
files might have a variable bit rate (VBR). The length MP3PlayBase determines
for VBR's might not be correct... We're working on it... ;)
