[ubuntu-uk] Cranky old Rhythmbox
PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Fri May 10 14:19:15 UTC 2013
I use gmail, so it all appears in the correct order to me. I believe there
is a seperate thread on the way email clients work.
As Rhythmbox is searching my music collection, I don't want to stress the
computer out too much - It's using 100% of one of my two CPU's.
I'll have a look at what is needed for 2.99 and let you know.
On 10 May 2013 15:08, Rowan Berkeley <rowan.berkeley at gmail.com> wrote:
> H'mm. I've also tried reinstalling from the repository, using Synaptic,
> and it doesn't make any difference, and looking at it, the thing in the
> repository is also 2.98. But if I was to download 2.99 from the FTP page
> you indicated, wouldn't I have to do all the configuration manually? That
> would be totally beyond me. By the way, we shouldn't be top posting like
> this. It forces people to read the conversation from bottom to top as well
> as from top to bottom.
> On 10/05/13 14:44, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> 13.04 has installed 2.98 have a check on 'help --> about"
> On 10 May 2013 14:42, Rowan Berkeley <rowan.berkeley at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> I'm a VLC fan, but have had rhythmbox running well in the past with a
>> large library.
>> 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),
>>>>> 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.
>>> 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
>>> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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