mpg123 is a solid, reliable program that can play almost any mp3 file. I wish other programs could say the same!
Would it be possible to have an output mode that would copy the input to a new mp3 file?
The idea is that the mpg123 program would do all of the heavy parsing, error-checking, etc, and just before converting the mp3 frames to audio, write the frames to a file, such that simple-minded mp3 programs could read it?
Right now I have at least one mp3 file that plays fine with mpg123, but when I try to use a program like mpgcat (from mpgtx-1.3.1) to cut off the last few seconds of audio, it dies with an error about the mp3 file being corrupted. While I could use mpg123 to convert to WAV and then re-encode the file with something else, that's going to hurt the quality.
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