[ubuntu-uk] Cranky old Rhythmbox

Rowan Berkeley rowan.berkeley at gmail.com
Fri May 10 13:07:05 UTC 2013

On 10/05/13 13:55, Alan Pope wrote:
> On 10/05/13 13:33, Rowan Berkeley wrote:
>> 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,
> That sounds like your media is on a mounted / removable device which 
> has since gone away / been unmounted? The skipping through tracks is 
> often when it says "ok, what track is next, lets play it, oh, it's 
> gone, ok, next track.. " etc.
> Cheers,
I don't mean it looks for them one after another in rapid succession and 
doesn't find them; I mean it literally skips through each track, jumping 
e.g. thirty seconds at a time. But this is just the commonest immediate 
symptom of a general haywireness that sets in if it has been left 
running but idle for more than a few minutes. By the way, AFAIK, I only 
have this on one of my three machines, but they are all identically set 
up, with completely fresh installs of 13.04 and then all files, 
including the 1850+ albums, reloaded from an external hard drive. This 
takes an hour or two for each fresh install, but it gives me maximum 
free space, so I do it happily, rather than install the new versions 
keeping the old files and settings.

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