Ubuntu Multimedia :: Rhythmbox: Editing Track Name Changes File Size Drastically?

Feb 21, 2010

I changed the case of one letter ('N' to 'n') in a track name using Rhythmbox and the result is a file which is 7727 bytes smaller than the original (I saved a copy of the original file before editing the track name). The file is in ogg/vorbis format (160 Kb/s). I changed the track name back and the file size didn't change. However, the contents of the file are still drastically different (vastly more changed than merely the letter in the track name).I'm worried that Rhythmbox is doing something dreadful like decoding the file, changing the track name, and then completely re-encoding the file from scratch (meaning it runs the decoded audio through the lossy encoder to regenerate the file). Does anyone know whether or not Rhythmbox is doing this when the user edits the meta data (like the track name, artist, etc.)?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Manually Editing Rhythmbox Playcounts Or File Locations?

Feb 15, 2011

I have several albums in my Rhythmbox library that I originally ripped in 128kbps and have listened to many times. I'd quite like to reimport the songs in higher quality now but don't want to lose the playcounts associated with them.Is there any way to transfer the playcount over to the new file as it were, or to manually edit the playcount or file location?

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May 2, 2010

I get this error when i "extract to library" a cd in rhythmbox:

Although it does copy it ok, i have listened to them.

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May 21, 2011

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Aug 26, 2010

I've been experiencing an odd issue since I upgraded my main desktop to Lucid - namely, that the first track on several albums doesn't appear in the Rhythmbox library. The rest of the album will show up and play just fine. I installed Exaile to see if it was just a Rhythmbox bug, and the tracks appear in the library, but will not play (it just skips through the whole track, as it would if the MP3 codec isn't installed or configured correctly). Did a clean install of Lucid yesterday, which was also of no help.

The files are all .mp3, non-VBR encoding (320kbps, IIRC...not that it should really matter). They are stored in an NTFS partition I use to share data between Windows XP and my Linux installs.

Funny thing is, the tracks show up and play just fine in XP and on OpenSuse 11.3 (KDE version). It also works fine on my laptop, which is also dual-booting XP and Lucid, with the tunes stored on the Windows partition.

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Jul 25, 2011

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Feb 27, 2010

I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 yesterday. When I opened rhythmbox music player, I dragged over some mp3 files to play. It asked me if I wanted to install mp3 support. Naturally I selected yes, as I have several times before. Everything appeared to install correctly and music started playing. The first track finished fine. The second track made it roughly 20 seconds and then the sound stopped. I switched back to the desktop that rhythmbox was on (I had been browsing firefox on the other desktop) and noticed that the progress bar for the song was moving very fast and would continue doing so on every song. The progress bar would cycle through the length of a 3:40 song in about 6-8 seconds. But there was no sound.

I should also note that the reason I used rhythmbox (RB) was because I tried to install Amarok 2.2, which did install, but I couldn't get the program to work when I opened it. So I decided to settle for rhythmbox. So the first time I encountered this error on RB was the first time I used the program, and the first time I used RB was after I had installed Amarok 2.2 and couldn't get it to work. Idk if this is relevant or not, but I figured I would include it anyway.

Anyway, I have tried a number of potential solutions:

1) Changing the hardware profile for my multimedia.
2) Making sure my bios is set up properly. I have a soundcard, so I disabled onboard audio.
3) I thought maybe Pulseaudio was the problem, but didn't try to resolve it because this thread from he Ubuntu forums appears to be outdated for Karmic Koala, so I didn't take my chances using it.
4) Uninstalling Amarok, however, I couldn't locate all the dependencies to uninstall them
5) Installing "libxine1-ffmpeg" manually since another forum on ubuntuforums had recommended that. However the deb-installer failed with this output

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libavcodec1d (>= 0.cvs20070307)

6) Booting to the LiveCD for Kubuntu (Kx) 8.04-2, Kubuntu 9.10, and Ubuntu (Ux) 9.10. I went through the process of opening RB, loading music, installing mp3 support. For Kx 8.04-2, I got an error telling me I needed to install "libxine1-ffmpeg" manually, which I did via deb-installer. Everything worked great. For Kx 9.10 and Ux 9.10, I got the already mentioned error about the unsatisfiable dependency. So I could go back to Kx 8.04-02 (which many of my friends here at LFO know this has been my favorite distro+version for almost two years now). However, I can't be stuck with it just because of some minor issues.

I should also note that video on firefox (e.g.; ......com) is very slow and usually greys out firefox until it stops working. Yes, I have installed flash player and jre 6.0 via synaptec. :D So this is apparently an overall multimedia problem, which doesn't surprise me because it seems that both Ubuntu AND Kubuntu have been having more multimedia problems since fall of 2009 (at least based on what I have gathered from forums while searching out my current problem). Whether that is related to the 9.10 releases and later, or not, I don't know.

Another option I have is to try Mint, which I have had very good experiences with in the past. But I don't want to leave the *buntu family as I am very partial to it and really enjoy the time-saving convenience of the deb-installer.

Other info:


ATI Radeon 4670, 2 GB RAM Crucial Balistix, 80 GB hardrive, 3.2 Quadcore, SIIG DP Soundwave 4 Channel PCI soundcard

Screenshots of Hardware Profile:

dmesg output:

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Jul 18, 2010

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Aug 24, 2010

I have an MPEG video file of 1.2 GB. I want to chop it into three (unequal length) pieces so that each piece can play well as a standalone video clip in most media players.I tried using trusty old Avidemux, but I'm getting problems at the start of vid clip #2 and #3, where the colours go very odd indeed before righting themselves after a few seconds.

The settings I used were:


Video: MPEG-4 ASP (avcodec)
Configure: Constant Quantiser - 4 (all other settings at default)
No filters applied.
Audio: MP3 (lame)


The settings above are those I use most often and I usually manage to get reasonably decent output. But this is, I think, the first time my input has been an MPEG file.

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Feb 1, 2010

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Jan 8, 2010

I've been enjoying using Rhythmbox to rip a stack of CDs. Initially I had problems getting it to recognise Lame but following uninstalling and reinstalling it, it seemed to be working well. That is, until I looked in my Music folder.

It turns out files have been placed in individual folders, named "number - title.udio" (e.g.: "11 - She Can Do What She Wants.udio". The mp3 file itself is named identically throughout - it's the string for the gstreamer settings, i.e. "x-raw-int,rate=44100,channels=2 ! lame name=enc preset=1002 ! xingmux ! id3v2muxmp3".

The settings within Rhythmbox's properties for folder and file naming are all set to the sensible default. This is a pain. In the short term I'm going to try EasyTAG to sort it out, but ultimately I need to sort this or find alternative software.

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Mar 27, 2010

I'm using Rhythmbox to manage my music collection. I have ripped my CDs into FLAC files. I'm using the Motorola Milestone (The Droid) as my music player and syncing it using Rhythmbox.

Now, when I transfer my music files from Rhythmbox to the Milestone, it automatically convert the FLAC files to MP3. But the conversion is set to 128Kps.

How do I change this default conversion rate? Or even, how do I change to another conversion format altogether?

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Apr 21, 2010

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Jun 7, 2010

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Surely, this file doesn't need 2 GB just for 1:45 min/sec, right? Even at high def? How do I reduce this file size down to like a manageable number, say, 20 miB?

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Jun 10, 2010

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Mar 7, 2010

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Mar 14, 2011

I'm using a basic ffmpeg command to convert some avis into mp4 : file01.avi - 544x416, 368MB

$ ffmpeg -i file01.avi -vb 750k -s 432x336 file01.vb750.432x336.mp4

After conversion :
file01.vb750.432x336.mp4 - 432x336, 302Mb.

If I alter the output file dimensions to 352x272 I then get a file size of 301MB, which is just 1MB less than the file of dimensions 432x336 ? I had expected size to be 30-40MB lower. I do not want to compromise quality by reducing the bitrate to below 750 kb/s so how can I alter the ffmpeg command syntax to get a considerably smaller file size with video dimensions 352x272 ? I would like to use the default codecs and avoid x264 for the mean time.

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Jan 31, 2011

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Aug 4, 2011

I just updated a bunch of things on my system (10.10 x86_64) via synaptic and when I rebooted to finish the update everything looks horrible. All the Icons are different, taskbar is all gray, compiz is acting funny, and the top bar has different icons and coloring. I'm wondering what happened and how I can fix this... I'm guessing it might be the nvidia update, but I'm not sure, here is what I did for the update/install:

Upgraded the following packages:

libsmbclient (2:3.5.4~dfsg-1ubuntu8.4) to 2:3.5.4~dfsg-1ubuntu8.5
libwbclient0 (2:3.5.4~dfsg-1ubuntu8.4) to 2:3.5.4~dfsg-1ubuntu8.5
linux-headers-2.6.35-30 (2.6.35-30.54) to 2.6.35-30.56


The only other thing I changed was to turn off the auto-login so I wouldn't have that damn keyring password dialog pop up during login.

Should I try downgrading the NVIDIA package update or look through any particular logs to see what happened?

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Jun 1, 2010

I haven't used WinFF before yesterday. Looks simple so I tried to convert an AVI file of 600MB to DV and ended up with an 8GB conversion.For device preset I used Raw DV for Pal Fullscreen as I'm in Australia.Does WinFF always produce such large files?

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Dec 14, 2010

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Normal view - icons are big for this view. URL....

Small view - icons are still big for this view. URL...

How can I change icons size and gaps size? Or is it bug for this version?

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