Bug 497693 - banshee fails to transcode files
banshee fails to transcode files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: banshee (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Michel Alexandre Salim
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-26 05:17 EDT by Christoph Höger
Modified: 2010-06-28 08:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 08:13:05 EDT
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patch to prevent null dereference (735 bytes, patch)
2009-04-26 08:46 EDT, Christoph Höger
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Description Christoph Höger 2009-04-26 05:17:50 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to copy music on my mp3-player, I need to convert it from ogg to mp3.
This fails with: 
Object reference not set to an instance of an object

(sounds like simple null pointer dereference to me)

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

How reproducible:

1. copy .ogg files to the device

Additional info:
Here is the log:

[Info  10:40:21.222] Running Banshee 1.4.3: [Fedora11-1.4.3-1.fc11 (linux-gnu, i386) @ 2009-03-05 06:14:13 EST]
[Info  10:40:26.518] All services are started 4,555518s
[Info  10:40:28.523] nereid Client Started
[Info  10:40:37.322] Sync calculated for Musikbibliothek: to add: 236 items, remove 21 items; sync_src.cacheid = 119, to_add.cacheid = 127, to_remove.cacheid = 135
Sync calculated for Videobibliothek: to add: 64 items, remove 0 items; sync_src.cacheid = 137, to_add.cacheid = 139, to_remove.cacheid = 147
Sync calculated for Podcasts: to add: 0 items, remove 0 items; sync_src.cacheid = 151, to_add.cacheid = 155, to_remove.cacheid = 163

[Warn  10:41:03.282] Caught an exception - Object reference not set to an instance of an object (in `Banshee.Dap')
  at Banshee.Dap.DapSource.TrackNeedsTranscoding (Banshee.Collection.TrackInfo track) [0x00000] 
  at Banshee.Dap.DapSource.AddTrackAndIncrementCount (Banshee.Collection.Database.DatabaseTrackInfo track) [0x00000] 
  at Banshee.Sources.PrimarySource.AddTrackList (System.Object cached_list) [0x00000]
Comment 1 Christoph Höger 2009-04-26 08:45:33 EDT
This seems to be the very same issue as 

banshee allows to select a transformation in the devices property dialog, but that gets ignored at all.

Workaroung is setting output_formats= ... in .is_audio_player

But I think a patch like the one attached (I am not a c# dev, so I do not know how to pop up a error message) is needed.
Comment 2 Christoph Höger 2009-04-26 08:46:39 EDT
Created attachment 341350 [details]
patch to prevent null dereference
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 10:35:52 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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