Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80416
rhythmbox fails to play audio files
Last modified: 2016-11-24 10:05:49 EST
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Description of problem:
Trying to play either mp3 (with is probally disabled) or ogg's with rhythmbox
doesn't output any sound.
All the menu items work and other icons and options, but clicking on play fails
to play the selected music and the time elapsed bar fails to move as well.
Running it with the '-d' option for debugging, fails to produce any useful output.
These files work fine in nautilus with the mouse over and also in xmms.
All volumes is turned up and esd enabled
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open rhythmbox and choose Organise | Add to Library
2. Select files/files
3. Hit play and nothing happens
Actual Results: nothing
(sorry but no usefull debugging info)
Expected Results: Play selected files
Running it with LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 set should work. This is an issue with
NPTL, as I recall.
Adding LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 before running rhythmbox now starts playing the
song (i.e the slider bar and time playing now moves),
but sound still fails to come out.
I have enabled esd and turned up the volume for psm in gnome-volume-control.
If I open the same song with xmms, it plays perfectly.
This is an ogg format song encoded to 320 kb/s
I get sound out on my box when I pick up the LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 variable. If
this can't be fixed upstream in time for release, an easy hack workaround for
the gnome panel was to replace rhythmbox with a shell script that sets the
variable before running it. (An obvious hack, but I thought it was better to
mention it than not).
*** Bug 81216 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
rhythmbox was removed from Rawhide recently right?
Yes, but we'd still like it to work. ;)
Try with glibc 2.3.2-27.9. I think I remember there were some issues with
condvars in this package. This glibc version has a condvar implementation which
should work fine.
Rythmbox has been forked twice since this bug, and gstreamer has been reved a
number of versions. We also don't ship it. Closing.
While gstreamer has revved, it's not yet in Severn or Rawhide. FWIW, I added an
RFE in Bug #101342 for gstreamer 0.6.2 just now.