[ubuntu-uk] Cranky old Rhythmbox

Phill Whiteside PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Fri May 10 13:21:52 UTC 2013

Just while I install it and vlc, it is time to ask the usual silly
question... So do forgive me!

Have you got the latest version from

I'm a VLC fan, but have had rhythmbox running well in the past with a large


P.S. this is a clean 13.04 lubuntu install, so I need to 'add' things to it

On 10 May 2013 14:07, Rowan Berkeley <rowan.berkeley at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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