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#1 2013-03-02 10:52:31

parcival
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From: Zürich
Registered: 2013-02-27
Posts: 18

[SOLVED] Can't add mp3 files to Rhythmbox

Hello everyone,

I installed Arch Linux last week so I am still very new. smile I switched over from Mac OS X and would like to import my music collection into Rhythmbox.

This is what works so far:

(1) Arch automatically picks up my external HD with the Apple file system.

(2) In Gnome's Files, I can nicely copy the music files.

(3) VLC plays my mp3 music from the external drive with now problem at all.

(4) Audacious is playing the mp3 files, too. (I first searched the forum and found this thread, so it looks like gstreamer can be ruled out, too. I also installed the gst-plugins-ugly package with pacman, just to be sure I don't miss any gstreamer relevant packages)

These are my problems:

- when I use the Rhythmbox menu to add music to the library and point it to the relevant path on my external HD, it extensively searches the HD, but only adds a WAV file that happens to be on the HD. Any proprietary file format gets ignored and doesn't show in the search results.

- consequently, I can play the WAV file in Rhythmbox, but nothing else.

- when I click to Edit/Preferences/Music and look at the Preferred Format (e.g. MP3), Rhythmbox says

Install additional software required to use this format.

I am really at a loss now what additional plugins Rhythmbox could possibly need, especially since Audacious is nicely working. Currently my best guess is that I have everything I need, but Rhythmbox needs to be configured in a way so it knows it's there?

Either way, any help is welcome. big_smile

Last edited by parcival (2013-03-02 11:10:53)


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#2 2013-03-02 10:58:55

parcival
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Registered: 2013-02-27
Posts: 18

Re: [SOLVED] Can't add mp3 files to Rhythmbox

Update:

When I use simple drag and drop to add an mp3 file, the following error report appears:

Additional GStreamer plugins are required to play this file: MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) decoder

And this is what my pacman says:

[root@Caduceus parcival]# pacman -Qs gstreamer
local/clutter-gst 2.0.2-1
    GStreamer bindings for clutter
local/gnome-video-effects 0.4.0-2
    A collection of GStreamer effects
local/gst-plugins-bad 1.0.5-1
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Bad Plugins
local/gst-plugins-base 1.0.5-1
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Base Plugins
local/gst-plugins-base-libs 1.0.5-1
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Base Plugin libraries
local/gst-plugins-good 1.0.5-1
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Good Plugins
local/gst-plugins-ugly 1.0.5-2
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Ugly Plugins
local/gstreamer 1.0.5-1
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework
local/gstreamer0.10 0.10.36-1
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework
local/gstreamer0.10-base 0.10.36-1
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Base plugin libraries
local/gstreamer0.10-base-plugins 0.10.36-1 (gstreamer0.10-plugins)
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Base Plugins (gst-plugins-base)
local/gstreamer0.10-good 0.10.31-1
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Good plugin libraries
local/gstreamer0.10-good-plugins 0.10.31-1 (gstreamer0.10-plugins)
    GStreamer Multimedia Framework Good Plugins (gst-plugins-good)
local/totem 3.6.3-2 (gnome-extra)
    GNOME3 movie player based on GStreamer
[root@Caduceus parcival]# 

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#3 2013-03-02 11:10:16

parcival
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From: Zürich
Registered: 2013-02-27
Posts: 18

Re: [SOLVED] Can't add mp3 files to Rhythmbox

Aye, problem solved, this did the trick. It seems like Rhythmbox needs the outdated ugly codices?

[root@Caduceus parcival]# pacman -S gstreamer0.10-ugly-plugins
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Targets (2): gstreamer0.10-ugly-0.10.19-5  gstreamer0.10-ugly-plugins-0.10.19-5

Total Download Size:    0.24 MiB
Total Installed Size:   0.95 MiB

Proceed with installation? [Y/n] Y
:: Retrieving packages from extra...
 gstreamer0.10-ugly-0.10.19-5-x86_64                                             160.4 KiB  1570K/s 00:00 [##############################################################] 100%
 gstreamer0.10-ugly-plugins-0.10.19-5-x86_64                                      84.4 KiB  1705K/s 00:00 [##############################################################] 100%
(2/2) checking package integrity                                                                          [##############################################################] 100%
(2/2) loading package files                                                                               [##############################################################] 100%
(2/2) checking for file conflicts                                                                         [##############################################################] 100%
(2/2) checking available disk space                                                                       [##############################################################] 100%
(1/2) installing gstreamer0.10-ugly                                                                       [##############################################################] 100%
(2/2) installing gstreamer0.10-ugly-plugins                                                               [##############################################################] 100%
[root@Caduceus parcival]# 

Hopefully this helpes someone else then. smile

Last edited by parcival (2013-03-02 11:11:08)


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#4 2013-03-23 20:49:16

evana
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Registered: 2013-03-23
Posts: 8

Re: [SOLVED] Can't add mp3 files to Rhythmbox

This is exactly the problem I had and your solution solved it! Thanks!

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#5 2013-09-28 15:09:22

raffomania
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Registered: 2013-08-15
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Re: [SOLVED] Can't add mp3 files to Rhythmbox

Installing gstreamer0.10-ugly-plugins didn't do the trick for me, I had to install gst-plugins-ugly.

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#6 2013-09-28 15:48:41

karol
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Re: [SOLVED] Can't add mp3 files to Rhythmbox

raffomania wrote:

Installing gstreamer0.10-ugly-plugins didn't do the trick for me, I had to install gst-plugins-ugly.

https://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit … 147720af5a

You should pay more attention to optional dependencies printed out by pacman during the package installation and update or just check the info online https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extr … rhythmbox/ instead of bumping an old thread.

Last edited by karol (2013-09-28 15:49:14)

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