[SDL] SDL_mixer is recognizing MP3 as MOD

Mason Wheeler masonwheeler at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 15 22:17:07 PDT 2011

From: Nikos Chantziaras <realnc at arcor.de>
Subject: Re: [SDL] SDL_mixer is recognizing MP3 as MOD

Thanks, Ryan, but unfortunately, I'm using Mix_LoadMUS_RW().  There are 
no individual MP3 files; everything is in a big, uncompressed, single file.

Then you're in a bind.  The load music function needs to have some way of telling what type of music to load.  If it's loading from a file it can infer a type from the filename.  If not, it has to figure it out from the magic numbers in the file header.  Your MP3 player can play it with a corrupt header because it already knows that it's dealing with am MP3.  But SDL_Mixer doesn't know that.  You need some way for it to recognize what you have as an MP3.  What would you propose?
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