View Full Version : Verifying SBE's with Mac Software

2005-01-06, 03:26 PM
Okay so does anyone know of any programs for Mac where i can verify if tracks have SBE's. To show what im talking about i'll use screenshots that von haze used to show SBE's in a recent torrent over at royal-orleans. He is using foobar2000 obviously:

the tracks with the red number after the time have a sector-boundary error. the red number is the number of samples greater than the last frame of the track length.


So does anyone know a program for Mac that can do that? Thanks for any help

2005-01-06, 03:43 PM
From what I understand, Mac can run shntool, which is the definitive tool for determining SBEs on any system. Just like us Windows users, you'll have to get over any scruples you have about command-line, but it works wonders. Just a quick Googling of "mac shntool" yielded this result, which looks like it should spell out exactly what you need:

I can't speak to any Mac-specific installation or command-line issues, as I never have owned one, but I can help with shntool if you need it.

2005-01-06, 04:06 PM
xACT has shntool in it.

You can use it in len mode (I only added the first three files):
length expanded size cdr WAVE problems filename
1:56.74 20636492 --- -- ---xx rs1975-07-13_d1t01.flac
5:25.45 57435884 --- -- ---xx rs1975-07-13_d1t02.flac
4:17.46 45443036 --- -- ---xx rs1975-07-13_d1t03.flac
11:40.15 123515412 B (totals for 3 files, 0.7233 overall compression ratio)

(everything checks out OK here, see an explanation over at etree.org)

info mode (info for first file only shown):
file name: /Users/lynne/Music/Download/rs1975-07-13.flacf/rs1975-07-13_d1t01.flac
handled by: flac format module
length: 1:56.74
WAVE format: 0x0001 (Microsoft PCM)
channels: 2
bits/sample: 16
samples/sec: 44100
average bytes/sec: 176400
rate (calculated): 176400
block align: 4
header size: 44 bytes
data size: 20636448 bytes
chunk size: 20636484 bytes
total size (chunk size + 8): 20636492 bytes
actual file size: 14270362
file is compressed: yes
compression ratio: 0.6915
CD-quality properties:
CD quality: yes
cut on sector boundary: yes
sector misalignment: 0 bytes
long enough to be burned: yes
WAVE properties:
non-canonical header: no
extra RIFF chunks: no
Possible problems:
file contains ID3v2 tag: no
data chunk block-aligned: yes
inconsistent header: no
file probably truncated: unknown
junk appended to file: unknown
odd data size has pad byte: n/a

and you can join, split, compare and cue with it also. And then you can also fix the SBEs with it.

(Couldn't you guess that I would say this, Stephen?)

2005-01-06, 04:31 PM
Ok Lynne, that is alot of info and thanks but do you know what it would say if i had SBE's?

2005-01-06, 05:04 PM
Ok Lynne, that is alot of info and thanks but do you know what it would say if i had SBE's?

cut on sector boundary: no


1:56.74 20636492 --- -b ---xx rs1975-07-13_d1t01.flac

the "b" indicates the error.

2005-01-06, 05:07 PM
Ok Lynne, that is alot of info and thanks but do you know what it would say if i had SBE's?

it states -b- in the cdr section

length expanded size cdr WAVE problems filename
2:59.54 31702652 --- -- ---xx ph91-07-15d2t01.shn
10:03.65 106522124 --- -- ---xx ph91-07-15d2t02.shn
5:08.23 54385340 --- -- ---xx ph91-07-15d2t03.shn
6:10.00 65268044 --- -- ---xx ph91-07-15d2t04.shn
4:46.43 50551300 -b- -- ---xx ph91-07-15d2t05.shn
8:29.39 89879372 --- -- ---xx ph91-07-15d2t06.shn
6:18.41 66775676 --- -- ---xx ph91-07-15d2t07.shn
1:35.53 16882436 -b- -- ---xx ph91-07-15d2t08.shn

2005-01-06, 05:13 PM
it states -b- in the cdr section

good call. :)

2005-01-07, 12:29 AM
thanks for all the help :clap: