Rant: Mp3 files are too long
Saturday, May 12, 2012 5:31:09 AM
I hate music files that doesn't stop as soon as the music stops. Disney are the worst offender. One of the High School Musical 3: Senior Year Track ("Scream") goes on for 3 whole seconds after Zac Effron screams at the end of the track. I used Windows Media Play and used the "scope" visualization to see whether there is any round. That file flat lines after 3:53 but the song runs till 3:56. That's 3 whole second of silence. It's a waste of space, especially on a feature phone where the storage space is really less.
To solve the problem, I used an online converter to trim the file and chop the extra bits off.