Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 174917
Rhythmbox playback is choppy
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:18 EST
Rhythmbox playback is choppy when I try to play a file. Xmms playback works fine.
The version I'm using is rhythmbox-0.9.1-1.
I'm getting the same thing with rhythmbox-0.9.2-4. It's probably an alsa problem
but we gotta start somewhere. My sound card is using snd_cs46xx. Xmms also works
fine so I'm guessing alsa. As an aside, is rendevous type auto detection of
music shares supposed to work? Maybe I should file another bug?
I use the alsa output plugin with Xmms so if it's really the backend then my
money would be on gstreamer. Unfortunately debugging isn't easy because:
a) It's extremely hard to understand which configuration Fedora is running due
to the alsa configuration mess. Something like "/proc/asound/config" would be
nice that contains the actual running configuration. Right now I can't even
figure out if I'm running dmix or not.
b) There is no obvious way to configure gstreamer in Fedora so it's not possible
to switch e.g. between alsa and oss for debugging purposes.
c) Rhythmbox does not provide any audio output configuration options either
which wouldn't be a problem if b) was fixed.
My bad. I meant gstreamer as my xmms is using alsa too. Under gnome, you can go
to Preferences->More Preferences->Multimedia Systems Selector to change what
gstreamer users for input and output. I'll try that later today.
We are moving to gstreamer 0.10 with rythmbox. It should be in over the
weekend. Please try again when you get the update.
I've got gstreamer10 installed but I don't know if rhythmbox is using it yet.
But, using the MSS pref and switching the output to esd, rhythmbox works fine.
you will need to uninstall gstreamer10 as core now contains gstreamer-0.10 which
will conflict (gstreamer10 was never in any offical repository). Only the CVS
version of rythmbox can take advantage of gstreamer 0.10 and it needs to be
I only have devel and extras-devel enabled. Actually they are what you're saying:
katratzi> rpm -qa | grep gstreamer
Cool, I'm compiling rythmbox with gstreamer 0.10 support today.
I've tried rhythmbox with gstreamer10 since mid-december with little success but
a new CVS checkout with the fedora gstreamer-0.10 packages seems to work fine.
There are some other issues regarding rhythmbox itself but these have nothing to
do with this bug and I'll carry them over the the rhythmbox mailinglist. I think
this bug can be marked as fixed.
Thanks for the notice, closing this bug report.