Author Topic: Completely different MP3s match up.  (Read 11301 times)

surbaniak

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« on: May 11, 2009, 15:42:17 »
I sort of alluded to this in an earlier post somewhere.
But what I get happening  (and I think I also did see someone mention it before at some point),   when Similarity finishes all the scanning - there are some MP3 songs that match (incorrectly) many many other songs.
It is not clear why this happens,  so perhaps best if I send you an example pair - and you can let me know what is going on,  and what is so special about them that they match in the software ,  but to the human ear they could not be any more different.
Will send mail with MP3s to: support AT music<antiSpamChop>
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009, 15:54:23 »
EMail bounced with:
smtp;450 5.2.3 Msg Size greater than allowed by Remote Host

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can you let me know where I can send these sample MP3s  (about 9meg total)

thnx

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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 16:00:56 »
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split them to smaller files, or upload somewhere, because my mail server doesnt allow big emails.

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 16:21:02 »
Ok I am resending  in  1mb chunks ,  via a split RAR archive.

Thnx  very much.

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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009, 18:39:20 »
Let me know if the mail(s) did not make it, if not I  will get it to you in a different way.

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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2009, 12:20:33 »
Hi!

This is an awesome software. Thanks for making it.

I also encountered this problem. The 100% similarity problem. It was present in 0.71, and it is also in 0.9.

There are some mp3 files, which differ completely in length and music from other mp3s, but Similarity detects them as 100% similar in music content. And this becomes very horrible as this mp3 file can be similar to hundreds of mp3 files. Of course it's not true.

I tried to look why this can happen.
1. The 100% similar mp3 file has very strange beginning. No ID3 tag at all.

2. The 100% similar mp3 file cannot be played in Total Commander by pressing F3 (View).
Normal mp3 files can be played.

3. Audacity, an mp3 editor crashes while trying to load this 100% similar mp3 file.
(I looked at another 100% similar file, and it can be loaded, but only 5
seconds is editable in Audacity)

It seems like this file is broken somewhere, but it can be played in normal music player.


It would be great if Similarity would ignore these buggy 100% similar files. And maybe even show them as buggy, so I can delete it.

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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2009, 10:25:49 »
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Fix will be available in new version.

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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2009, 11:09:01 »
Thanks!

It seems to be working. No 100% similar files now.