Bug 425942 - Rhythmbox does not find all music files in a directory
Rhythmbox does not find all music files in a directory
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rhythmbox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-12-17 05:56 EST by Mikko Huhtala
Modified: 2007-12-18 17:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-12-18 15:54:53 EST
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output of rhythmbox -d when attempting to import the entire 15 GB library (352.24 KB, application/x-gzip)
2007-12-17 06:19 EST, Mikko Huhtala
no flags Details
rhythmdb.xml (created by the same run as the log in previous attachment) (21.40 KB, application/x-gzip)
2007-12-17 06:22 EST, Mikko Huhtala
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Description Mikko Huhtala 2007-12-17 05:56:33 EST
Description of problem:

Wiped F7, installed F8, kept my home directory from F7. Moved old ~/.gnome* and
~/.gconf* directories out of the way and let F8 create new ones. I have a
directory 'music' with 15 GB of mp3 and ogg files in it. The Rhythmbox in F8
refuses to find all of the files in that directory. Using either 'watch library'
or 'import directory', Rhythmbox only goes through 2.2 GB of the files and then
seems to think the job is done and stops.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Remove ~/.gnome2/rhythmbox
2. Start Rhythmbox
3. Import a large directory of music files
Actual results:

Not all music files are imported.

Expected results:

All music files should be imported.

Additional info:

The file names in my music directory are in iso-latin-1 (I guess, made with
easytag) and many of them contain non-ascii characters. This has not been a
problem for previous versions of Rhythmbox.
Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2007-12-17 06:05:32 EST
Could you please attach the output of "rhythmbox -d" showing that Rhythmbox
can't load those files?
Comment 2 Mikko Huhtala 2007-12-17 06:19:54 EST
Created attachment 289764 [details]
output of rhythmbox -d when attempting to import the entire 15 GB library

Debug log from trying to import the music library. The resulting rhythmdb.xml
is in the following attachment. It does not have all the files that R attempts
to index according to this log.
Comment 3 Mikko Huhtala 2007-12-17 06:22:24 EST
Created attachment 289765 [details]
rhythmdb.xml (created by the same run as the log in previous attachment)
Comment 4 Mikko Huhtala 2007-12-17 06:25:39 EST
Attached a log and the database created. The files that do not get into the db
do appear in the log. E.g. all music by Kent is scanned but does not go into the
db file. I do not quite see what the problem is from the log.
Comment 5 Bastien Nocera 2007-12-17 06:38:04 EST
Comment on attachment 289764 [details]
output of rhythmbox -d when attempting to import the entire 15 GB library

Update filename, it's doubly-compressed for no reason.
Comment 6 Bastien Nocera 2007-12-17 06:42:52 EST
Comment on attachment 289765 [details]
rhythmdb.xml (created by the same run as the log in previous attachment)

And another one.
Comment 7 Bastien Nocera 2007-12-17 06:44:44 EST
You're getting an awful lot of "failed to go to PAUSED for ..." messages in the
log. Please test with gstreamer and gstreamer-plugins-base 0.10.15 from

If that still fails, please attach the output of:
gst-launch-0.10 -t urisrc
! decodebin ! fakesink
Comment 8 Mikko Huhtala 2007-12-17 17:47:21 EST
I gzipped the attachments _once_ on my machine before uploading. I have the
original files to prove it; they were not gzipped twice. Does Bugzilla gzip text
attachments automatically?

Updating gstreamer-plugins-base does not help. I now have

   mhuhtala localhost:~ > rpm -qa | grep gstreamer

Bad & ugly are from freshrpms. Indexing still only finds 386 files out of 1980.

The suggested command gives a 'does not want to pause' error (I could not get
the urisrc thing to work so I used filesrc):

   mhuhtala localhost:~ > gst-launch-0.10 -t filesrc
file:///home/mhuhtala/music/omd/liberator/10_Best\ Years\ Of\ Our\ Lives.mp3 !
decodebin ! fakesink
   Setting pipeline to PAUSED ...
   ERROR: Pipeline doesn't want to pause.
   FOUND TAG      : found by element "id3demux0".
             title: Best Years Of Our Lives
            artist: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
             album: Liberator
              date: 1993-01-01
      track number: 10
       track count: 12
          duration: 277000000000
   FOUND TAG      : found by element "apedemux0".
   replaygain track gain: 0.090000
   replaygain track peak: 0.710986
   ERROR: from element /pipeline0/filesrc1: Internal data flow error.
   Additional debug info:
   gstbasesrc.c(2099): gst_base_src_loop (): /pipeline0/filesrc1:
   streaming task paused, reason error (-5)
   Setting pipeline to NULL ...
   FREEING pipeline ...

Comment 9 Bastien Nocera 2007-12-18 05:39:10 EST
Remove gstreamer-plugins-ugly, or update it to something recent. It should work
Comment 10 Mikko Huhtala 2007-12-18 15:44:00 EST
Removing gstreamer-plugins-ugly does indeed get rid of the problem, by not
indexing or playing mp3s at all. Brilliant. A quick look around shows that
freshrpms, livna and Dag Wieer's repo are all at 0.10.6 or older. I use mythtv
and therefore atrpms, which does not have gstreamer plugins. I'd like other
repos in my config to be at least somewhat compatible with atrpms, so I wouldn't
like to test them all and find out the conflicts the hard way.

Oh well, the joys of third-party repositories. At least they all seem to be
joining each other... or something.
Comment 11 Bastien Nocera 2007-12-18 15:54:53 EST
I use dripple and livna. YMMV. Not my problem though...
Comment 12 Mikko Huhtala 2007-12-18 17:14:57 EST
Neither dribble nor livna has mythtv and the upcoming rpmfusion will not include
atrpms... well, I probably shouldn't watch tv anyway.

I was wondering what you meant by 'something recent' and only then realized that
freshrpms had not recompiled the F7 package for F8 at all. I got rid of
installed freshrpms and switched to livna. Now Rhythmbox works correctly. Let's
see how many conflicts with atrpms I will run into.

So this is a freshrpms incompatibility and should be closed as 'notabug'?

The whole thing kinda makes me think not nice thoughts about the 3rd party repo
situation. The bug was pretty cryptic, since a lot of the mp3s were indexed and
played correctly, so it seemed as if the codec was ok.
Comment 13 Bastien Nocera 2007-12-18 17:49:05 EST
The bug is in the 3rd party package, which has a bug. I can't help with that,
and it's closed as NOTABUG, because it's the closest I can get for

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