[ubuntu-uk] Cranky old Rhythmbox

Rowan Berkeley rowan.berkeley at gmail.com
Fri May 10 13:42:03 UTC 2013

According to that ftp page, 2.99 was the last version they made before 
they stopped, evidently imagining it was as perfect as it could ever be. 
I assume that's what I've got, because I assume that's what's delivered 
in the complete Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit ISO, which is what I have installed.

On 10/05/13 14:21, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> 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 
> http://ftp.acc.umu.se/pub/GNOME/sources/rhythmbox/
> I'm a VLC fan, but have had rhythmbox running well in the past with a 
> large library.
> Regards,
> Phill.
> 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 
> <mailto: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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