Bug 1278849 - in mid track, rhythmbox miscalculates position
in mid track, rhythmbox miscalculates position
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rhythmbox (Show other bugs)
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unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: David King
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-11-06 09:38 EST by Steven Stern
Modified: 2018-01-08 10:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 10:27:32 EST
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2015-11-06 09:38 EST, Steven Stern
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Description Steven Stern 2015-11-06 09:38:24 EST
Created attachment 1090678 [details]
shows track position indicator

Description of problem:  

When playing tracks -- not every track -- but frequently, position X/Y shows a very, very large value for X and rhythbox stops playing. Closing the application via the X does not terminate it. It is necessary to use a kill -9 to stop it.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. start rhythmbox
2. let it play for a while
Comment 1 Steven Stern 2015-11-07 10:45:49 EST
Better way to reproduce... Pause the player for about 5 minutes then resume playing.  Most of the time, it will appear to skip to a new track and get confused. Note, too, I'm using this in random order mode on a playlist defined as "tracks with a zero play count or not played in the last 3 months".
Comment 2 Derek Cramer 2015-11-09 04:05:07 EST
I can confirm the same behaviour here. As mentioned above, it's at its worst when Rhythmbox is paused for a while and then unpaused. The UI moves on to the next song (but with the time all screwed up), while the current song keeps playing. Additionally, I did notice a couple of time where skipping tracks starts the new track while the current one keeps playing. That's not a common though.

Comment 3 Derek Cramer 2015-11-11 11:19:33 EST
Just to update this, I have not seen this happen nor been able to reproduce it over the last couple of days.The only remotely related updates/changes (prior to the problem disappearing) I can see are:
gstreamer1-plugins-good-1.6.0-1.fc23.x86_64  -> 1.6.1-1.fc23.x86_64
gstreamer1-plugins-good-extras-1.6.0-1.fc23.x86_64  -> 1.6.1-1.fc23.x86_64
Comment 4 Steven Stern 2015-11-11 11:36:54 EST
It is not better for me.

$ rpm -qa |grep gstreamer

I'm going to remove the fc22 plugins to see if that's the problem.
Comment 5 Steven Stern 2015-11-11 11:53:19 EST
All rpms now FC23. Problem still occurs.
Comment 6 Derek Cramer 2015-11-16 06:08:28 EST
This issue has re-occurred on me today. I rebooted my work machine before I left on Friday, and when I use Rhythmbox today, I'm getting the same symptoms again. If I pause and unpause, the playing track gets out of sync with the UI, and the UI has an incorrect value for time elapsed. I need to killall rhythmbox and restart to get it sane again. 

Also, switching between crossfade/normal playback makes no difference.
Comment 7 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-09-15 11:16:11 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 8 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-09-16 03:08:32 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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Comment 11 gkrithi8 2017-12-19 14:10:28 EST
Is the issue reproducible on latest rhythmbox ?
Comment 12 Steven Stern 2018-01-08 10:07:05 EST
I stopped using Rhythmbox so can't say.

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