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        Rick Corbett
        AskWoody_MVP

        By happenchance I noticed that Windows Media Player was displaying a real-time oscilloscope display (and a static URL) whilst playing back a particular .MP3 file. (An amazing Safri Duo almost-tribal drumbeat, but it’s not relevant.)

        MP3-oscilloscope

        I’ve seen static images embedded before (using MP3-tag programs) but… real-time oscilliscope display?

        How is this done?

        (Mods – Feel free to move if I’ve posted in wrong area, ‘cos this seems to be more about the MP3 format than the display app)

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        anonymous
        Guest

        Right click on the waveform, do you have the Bars and Waves visualizer set to Scope?

        The ID3 specification 2.3.0 and 2.4.0 mention the embedding of URLs for display by the music player, encapsulated objects and image types. Is the MP3 file a very large size for a music file?

        • #2255875 Reply
          Rick Corbett
          AskWoody_MVP

          Right click on the waveform, do you have the Bars and Waves visualizer set to Scope?

          That’s what it was… thank you. And yes… the MP3 file is very large – ~8MB – for a music file.

          I was able to stop the visualisation and embedded URL from displaying but is it possible to strip this encapsulated info to reduce the file size?

          • #2256007 Reply
            anonymous
            Guest

            Yes you can delete tags with editing software, although there are many programs even Windows Media Player do some editing of the tags.

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