Bug 970294 - Rhythmbox not playing radio statio
Rhythmbox not playing radio statio
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rhythmbox (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Unspecified
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-03 17:50 EDT by Tim Lloyd
Modified: 2015-02-17 10:26 EST (History)
13 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 10:26:50 EST
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2013-06-03 17:56 EDT, Tim Lloyd
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Description Tim Lloyd 2013-06-03 17:50:19 EDT
Description of problem:

Rhythmbox not streaming radio stations on Fedora 19 beta x86_64

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


How reproducible:

Enter a radio station (http://eno.emit.com:8000/fbi_live_64.aacp) and try to stream

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start rhythmbox
2. Enter radio station URL
3. Hit play

Actual results:


Expected results:


Additional info:

I checked /var/log/messages. Immediately after starting rhythmbox this message begins to appear until does not stop until I log out of my cinnamon session (several messages per second)

Jun  2 15:21:10 winter /etc/gdm/Xsession[3600]: (cinnamon:3839): Clutter-CRITICAL **: clutter_text_get_text: assertion `CLUTTER_IS_TEXT (self)' failed
Jun  2 15:21:10 winter /etc/gdm/Xsession[3600]: (cinnamon:3839): Clutter-CRITICAL **: clutter_text_set_text: assertion `CLUTTER_IS_TEXT (self)' failed
Comment 1 Tim Lloyd 2013-06-03 17:56:50 EDT
Created attachment 756547 [details]
cpuinfo & lspci
Comment 2 Peter Backes 2013-07-03 01:11:45 EDT
Same problem on i686


However, some radio streams do work (http://ubuntu.hbr1.com:19800/ambient.ogg), while others don't (, or the example you gave).  Perhaps because of the different stream type?

I do not see the /var/log/messages problem, though.
Comment 3 Manuel Bejarano 2013-07-03 11:55:09 EDT
I can confirm this issue too in Fedora 19 x86_64 stable. None of my radio stations are played when using rhytmbox:

Name        : rhythmbox
Arch        : x86_64
Version     : 2.99.1
Release     : 1.fc19

I don't have either a trace in /var/log/messages.
Comment 4 Tim Lloyd 2013-07-03 19:49:34 EDT

As it stands now, the error messages only occur if you run the program from the command line /usr/bin/rhythmbox
I began to use banshee for radio and that works fine
Comment 5 Manuel Bejarano 2013-07-04 04:24:29 EDT
In my case it does not matter if I run rhythmbox from the command line or from Gnome Shell, none of the stations are played. Althought I found some interesting behavior:

If I add one station URL with a .pls on it, it works (i.e.):


But adding one of the URLs inside the playlist as I used to do in previous versions, it does not work anymore:


This happens in all radio stations that I've tested so far.
Comment 6 Peter Backes 2013-07-05 11:41:25 EDT
This might be related to the following ubuntu bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gvfs/+bug/1173510 and upstream bug https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=639777

Note that gvfsd-http actually WILL start receiving data from the stream and apparently saving it in a buffer, eventuall eating up ALL memory. Even if you quit rhythmbox, it will continue to do so. So perhaps this is a bug in gvfsd-http, not rhytmbox? Clearly, gfvsd-http should stop doing whatever it is doing for some other process once that process is terminated.

The workaround is to kill gvfsd-http after you double clicked the stream in rhythmbox. rhythmbox will then, without any further action needed, re-establish the connection and start playing the music.
Comment 7 Daniel Laczi 2013-07-06 10:54:37 EDT
Same problem here.

Comment 8 Daniel Laczi 2013-07-07 04:05:24 EDT
(In reply to Peter Backes from comment #6)
> The workaround is to kill gvfsd-http after you double clicked the stream in
> rhythmbox. rhythmbox will then, without any further action needed,
> re-establish the connection and start playing the music.

Works as explained, but is not very practiacal ;)
Comment 9 Tom Georgoulias 2013-07-24 06:45:40 EDT
I've been seeing the same issue since I upgraded from Fedora 18 to 19.  Killing the gvfsd-http does provide a temporary workaround.


Is this something that needs to be fixed in the gvfs package or in rhythmbox?
Comment 10 Chris Wright 2013-08-16 17:39:33 EDT
Also happening here (with same workaround of killing gvfsd-http)

$ rpm -q rhythmbox libsoup gvfs

Anything useful for debugging?
Comment 11 ByteEnable 2013-10-14 18:02:12 EDT
Still not working with rhythmbox-3.0-3.fc20.x86_64
Comment 12 Peter Backes 2013-10-30 20:35:29 EDT
Now working properly (at least after reboot).


Please confirm...
Comment 13 Tim Lloyd 2013-10-30 20:52:01 EDT
I have moved to f20 where this is working fine
Comment 14 Jon Larsen 2013-10-30 21:20:36 EDT
After applying the latest updates, it works for me as well.  Confirmed on my end. 

Comment 15 Daniel Laczi 2013-10-31 10:34:58 EDT
Works here too! Thanks!
Comment 16 Sergei S. Rublev 2013-11-01 17:53:27 EDT
But not in Clementine...
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