Description of problem:
When using the Fluendo MP3 decoder in Rhythmbox, it is not possible to use the
seek bar properly. Dragging it to seek in a song starts the song playing in the
correct place, but the seek bar then reverts back to the beginning, rather than
updating for the correct location in the song. This doesn't happen with an Ogg
Vorbis sound file.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Rhythmbox 0.11.3, Fluendo MP3 decoder version unknown
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the Fluendo MP3 decoder via Codec Buddy
2. Attempt to seek in an MP3 playing in Rhythmbox
Song seeks to the correct position, but the seek bar reverts to the start of the
The seek bar should match the location within the song.
Any errors on the command-line? Could you also please make sure that you have
the latest version of the gstreamer plugins? (some are probably still in the
Well, I have to confess that following my original post, I actually started
using the gstreamer-plugins-bad package from Livna as I knew that had worked.
I have just removed that package now to try Rhythmbox and it is failing to play
MP3s at all (even with updated gstreamer-plugins-base package). When I run it in
debug mode, then an error message about rb-player-gst-xfade.c appears, saying
that it isn't playing. Even when turning off the fader backend, Rhythmbox still
fails to play with lots of "tick" error messages
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