SDL_mixer bug?

I think I originally posted this as a response to another thread on

Oh well. Let’s try it again.

I am seeing (er, hearing) errors using SDL_mixer to play mp3 files. I am
using SDL_mixer v1.05.
However, I also tried using plaympeg from the SMPEG (v0.04.0) and it
worked just fine.

The playmus from SDL_mixer played mp3s, but the sounds is garbled, like
it skips or “compresses” the sounds.

Does anyone have any suggestions?–
James Jeffers