EMMS shows only the playing time, not the track length, e.g.:
02:37 not

The variable emms-playing-time-display-short-p has the correct value: nil. My default player is mplayer, but I've tried also vlc. I never get the track length.

How can I get the format 'playing time/length' ( 02:37/05:49)?

My init.el has for EMMS just these lines of https://www.gnu.org/software/emms/manual/#Quickstart-Guide:

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/elisp/emms/lisp/")  
(require 'emms-setup)  

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Well, I solved my problem by installing emms from the package repository. Not from the GNU site.

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