Ubuntu Multimedia :: RhythmBox Is Not Getting CD Data
Aug 13, 2011
I have a lot of CDs and I've been uploading them onto the computer via RhythmBox to be played on RhythmBox. At first, it would get all the song titles and the artist name and the album name and all that stuff. I stopped uploading music for a week or two and started again, but now it's stopped doing getting the info, and I have to enter everything manually, and I've been doing that, but it takes a while.
What's the problem and how to I fix it? It seems it might've been related to Musicbrainz, which apparently gets album data. Did that site stop working, or did I have some free trial which ran out?Did I just happen to upload CDs with the data built in at first, and now am uploading Cs that don't have that? Not even sure it works like that.
Whenever I plug my Zune in, Rhythmbox recognizes all the songs on it but when I doubleclick on a song to play it, the song doesn't play and Rhythmbox quits. Any suggestions on how to fix it? I'm running a Dell XPS 410 with 4GB RAM and a 1.75 GHz processor.Also, I imported a CD and it plays fine.
I own a Sony NWZ-E345 MP3 player that used to be seen by Rhythmbox when running 9.10 with no issues. After enabling the plugin for MTP within Rhythmbox the player was seen at connection. However, after updating to 10.04 my MP3 player is not seen at all, even though MTP support is enabled under plugins. As a matter of fact none of the media players I installed can see my player and they all support MTP. I tried some other players as a troubleshooting step. I have confirmed that libmtp8 is installed via the repository. Has anyone encountered this as well? I suspect this may be an easy reply for someone. BTW, this occurs with two different machines and nothing has changed with my MP3 player.
If i close rhythmbox using the close tab on the window it closes to a daemon on the application bar.This is both fine and handy but i have a problem in that even when i left-click the daemon and hit 'quit', Rythmbox closes and then appears again a few seconds later. The same happens if i 'killall Rrhythmbox' in the terminal.I can also see, in conky, that Rhythmbox is running as a process when it re-opens and i can effectively 'show Rythmbox from the daemon - so its not just a daemon problem.Can someone either tell me how to permanently quit a running instance of Rhythmbox or tell me what setting i have enabled that keeps Rhtymbox opening?
I was looking around for a way to control rhythmbox playback on a remote computer with ssh (or telnet) and found a few archived posts asking about this without a working answer.After a little searching I found a way to do this on commandelineful.
I have just installed Rhythmbox via Synaptic..All is fine, however, I noticed that it's showing release version 0.12.8. After checking out [url] I noticed there is a newer stable version available. I have downloaded the tar.gz file, and followed the instructions in the INSTALL file.
The first step is to, in terminal, run ./configure before attempting to MAKE/MAKE INSTALL (won't let me do it anyways)..I run .configure, and at the end, I get this error:
This is preventing me from moving on during the installation.
I have tried
And it cannot be found.I have search Synaptic for GTK+-2.0 (for starters) and nothing specific shows up..A LOT shows up, but I'm not sure if there is one specific item I should be downloading?
I upgraded to 10.4 (64bit) Ubuntu and since then have been unable to rip CD's using the procedure in the Official DocumentationUbuntu Documentation > Ubuntu 10.04 > Music, Video and Photos > Music > Extract from a CD.But when a CD is placed in the drive Rhythmbox would not run.Typing rhythmbox in a terminal (with a CD) in the drive shows the message segmentation fault.
I found in the documentation that sound-juicer was used in the ripping process and as this was not installed - so I installed this.I can now rip a CD using sound-juicer and can run rhythmbox when there is no cd in the computer but I am a little puzzled as to what is happening.
Just did a new install of 10.04, can't get Rhythmbox to login into Last FM, keeps saying my user name and password are wrong. They are not. How do I get it to connect with Last FM, I have a new acct and password and just paid $3.00 for a months subcription. Had no problem with Ubuntu 9.04
I enjoy the features of rhythmbox, but whenever I load rhythmbox it eats up my HDD for about 7 minutes. Is there anyway to make it stop? I have 130gb of music and have already unselected the "monitor folders" box.
I like Rhythmbox more than any other music player for the simple reason that it has "Genre, Artist, Album" browsing available and doesn't shove the concept of playlists in my face, when I don't care about playlists 99% of the time. So I want to keep using it.
But lately (some months ago) after trying an upgrade to 10.10, and switching back to 10.04 (unsolvable network issues), Rhythmbox has recognized that its database has been touched by a newer version, and refuses to start.
So I took the next natural step: ~$ find . -name '*rhythmbox*'. Which led me to find ~/.gconf/apps/rhythmbox, which I promptly moved to ~/.gconf/apps/rhythmbox.bak. Lo and behold, Rhythmbox decided to start on the next try. But then, after a new start, something mysterious (to me) happens, and Rhythmbox decides it can't start again. So now I'm up to something like ~/.gconf/rhythmbox.bak12 (my philosophy: why throw away any data when you are still at 10% drive usage?), and I'm hoping that there is a guru out there who can say something along the lines of, "oh yeah, just delete ~/.secretstuff/rhythmbox-please-behave-badly, and that'll take care of it".
I am trying to organize some music I just copied off cd to my hard drive. the tracks are not listed (there is no track listing or album title etc) so I go to music-properties and try to fill the stuff in. I can't type into the boxes.
I was using Rhythmbox successfully yesterday. This morning the automatic updates said I should install some new packages, one of which was, I think, rhythmbox. Now it tells me that "The autoaudiosink element is missing" whenever I try to play something. What do I need to do in order for rhythmbox to work again?Other audio programs, e.g. Audacity, work fine.
How does a person determine the URL of the audio stream for a Live365 broadcast in order to create a new radio station entry in Rhythmbox? I would like to be able to access and listen to the audio stream completely from within Rhythmbox.
I am using Rythmbox for Ubuntu 9.10. I want to alter the tag info for certain songs because it is incorrect. but when I open the properties window to do so, it won't let me type in the field......I can highlight the text, but not change it
I've recently installed 10.04 and everything is fine except Rhythmbox.It merely won't add to media library any music file on smb shares I'm using Ubuntu almost all the time and deadly won't to be able to listen to my music on the server
A severe problem with Rhythmbox. You cannot burn playlist. I've looked at bug reports and they just give you the run around. Nothing in the forums except to go to something else. That is no solution to the problem. I can't believe this problem is being ignored. Nothing comes up on search.how these applications got so screwed up from one version to the other and what the cure is?
I have Rhythmbox installed in 10.04 on a fresh install with all current updates. I have the FLAC and FAAD libs installed and gstreamer-plugins-ugly, plus the default set of plugins that come with Rhythmbox in 10.04. All my music is stored on a self-built NAS running FreeNAS and serving files over SMB. This NAS has been in use for more than 4 years and has worked flawlessly with all my Windows machines using Winamp as a music player frontend. I can mount the SMB chare in 10.04 and I have no trouble browsing my music files/folders on the NAS.
However, if I try to import the music stored on the NAS using Music > Import Folder... nothing happens in RB. Even dragging and dropping individual music files from a nautilus browser window does not work (nothing happens). Most of the files are FLAC with some MP3's. All music is organized as artistalbum racks. My music collection is a bit more than 16k songs (about 95% are ripped from my own CD's). All tracks are properly tagged. There are no error messages, just nothing happens when dragging tracks into the library or using the Import Folder menu item.
I'm trying to sync my iPhone (3G, 3.1.2) through Rhythmbox on my newly installed Lucid Lynx. While I can access and transfer music files to my iPhone, upon unmounting the iPhone doesn't update the library nor show the music. If I remount it in Rhythmbox, I can play the files from there. In my file manager I can access my iPhone, but I can't either see the iPod_Control directory nor find anything in Music or Playlists folders. BTW, on Karmic Koala I was able to update music on my iPhone, though it would not always update library.
On Ubuntu 10.04, when I select Playlist -> Load From File and select a .m3u file in Rhythmbox, the playlist shows up but is totally blank. This is an m3u file exported directly out of windows media player 12 on a different computer, and when I open it with gedit, I can see all the tracks listed. Why is it blank? I've relied on this feature for almost two years and now it's suddenly gone!
I am using Rhythmbox as my music player.It is a great little app. I've got over 4,000 songs. This can be a task to manage if something were to happen to the ID tags, etc. Also I've got some rogue songs with incorrect genres. When I RC the songs and change the Genre tags, they move tot he correct Genre. However seconds later they revert back to the previous Genre.
How can I get Rhythmbox to write the changes to the song's tag so I don't have to use another program to modify the tags? I know that Windows has this functionality... not to compare... but to would also be something like this available for Ubuntu. I did install the nautilus-script-audio-converter, however I didn't see a difference after installing this.
I am having some trouble with RhythmBoxt runs fine until I install the package (Synaptics) Rhythmbox plugins 0.12.8-0. After I install this package and then open RhythmBox, the applications opens for a few seconds and then closes (terminates). I get a segmentation fault.I tried reinstalling but this does not help. From previous posts, others were also obtaining segmentation faults, others had success with uninstalling the rhythmbox-ubuntuone-music-store package. I do not have this installed on my system. My problem is related with the plugins package.If I run rhythmbox from the command line in sudo mode it starts without crashing but with a warning:Rhythmbox-WARNING **: Unable to grab media player keys: Could not get owner of name 'org.gnome.SettingsDaemon': no such name But when I select one of the plugin sources it then terminates and closes down
Whenever there is a new episode available for several podcasts I listen too, and I know are available because Banshee downloads them , Rhythmbox will not update, even if I do a manual "update podcast feed". (Banshee of course has a different problem of not connecting to my ipod so I can't just switch over to using it) Sometimes I end up either having to wait for the podcast until it updates (which seems to happen eventually, sometimes a few hours after the podcast was made available), or go through the trouble of just downloading the podcast from the podcast website and importing it into the music library---a hassle. Does anyone else have this problem? Anyone figured out what to do about it?
I haven't hooked my ipod up to a computer since I started using ubuntu in June of 2008, and my playlists are getting a bit dusty. I have a 5th generation ipod. Will I have better luck with amarok or rhythmbox, or does it not matter?
I just reinstalled Ubuntu 10.04 on my desktop. I am always playing music, and when I recently noticed that Rhythmbox won't play my music. It will play the first few songs, then it will just stop, and it thinks its playing, but its not.