Examples on ManPage?

Asked by Si Dedman on 2014-07-24

Would it be possible to include and example or two on the manpage (http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/karmic/man1/mp3check.1.html)? I'm sure you guys are so deep into coding now that this is basic stuff, but it's still a read headache for many of us. Proposed text below, but other useful ones would of course be welcome:

Open Terminal anywhere & use full path (in quotes if files or folders have spaces):

mp3check -e --cut-junk-start --cut-junk-end --recursive --only-mp3 "/media/MyDrive/Music/Artist/Album/"
This checks for errors and cuts any junk found from the start and end of all (and only) mp3 files found in the specified folder and folders below it.

mp3check -e --cut-junk-start --cut-junk-end "/media/MyDrive/Music/Artist/Album/Artist - Title.mp3"
This does the same as above but for one file only. Recursive & OnlyMP3 are redundant but won't cause a problem if included.

Cheers. I've not tried to do anything clever but if you have any tricks or favourite uses it might be nice to include those also.

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Si Dedman (si-dedman) said : #1

Related, based on my bug reporting in the bug section: also an option to add:

" --fix-headers
              fix invalid headers (prevent constant parameter switching),
              implies -e, use with care. Incompatible with VBR files and will destroy them"


" -e --error-check
              check crc and headers for consistency and print several error
              messages. Not required for checking junk frames"

I don't know how true either of these are - the manpage is rather ambiguous, so more detail would be helpful. Does one need to use "-e" to check for errors? Currently I assume you do but then if you always need it, why isn't it a default? So I suspect I'm wrong, and it's a switch only to check CRC & headers, whereas junk (and other stuff, e.g. truncated frames?) will be reported (?) and fixed (with appropriate switches) even if "-e" is omitted.

Sorry for cross posting & walls of text!

Best Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said : #2

It's an Open Source protect, you can participate.
The best way to do that is to send your changes to the origin project at https://code.google.com/p/mp3check/ .

Check out their code via Subversion, make the changes, "svn diff" to create a patch file and send it in.

Si Dedman (si-dedman) said : #3

Cheers Thomas, I'll do so!

Si Dedman (si-dedman) said : #4

Thanks Thomas Krüger, that solved my question.