[ubuntu-uk] Cranky old Rhythmbox

Rowan Berkeley rowan.berkeley at gmail.com
Fri May 10 12:33:52 UTC 2013


I find that in 13.04 (though not as far as I can recall, previously), it 
is impossible to leave Rhythmbox running after use, ie for instance 
having played an album to leave it running and an hour later to try to 
play another one. It goes berzerk. Most usually it will skip through 
tracks at great speed, and then freeze when you try to stop it, becoming 
difficult to close. Once, it started playing two tracks at once, from 
the same album, which I would have hoped was impossible. The only safe 
thing to do is to close it after each use. I have a very large library 
(1850 albums or so), which probably overtaxes it. I've tried repeated 
reinstallations but it makes no difference. What threads there are on 
Ubuntu Forum regarding this sort of thing are just fatalistic, saying 
all players are cranky, espcially with large libraries, and that's life. 
But suggestions for tightening it up in any way would be welcome.


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