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Rhythmbox error - Unable to play mp3

asked 2015-01-25 08:16:16 -0600

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updated 2015-01-27 14:21:10 -0600

mether gravatar image

Hi,

I am struggling with rhythmbox on F21 x86_64 since some time. Installed the gstreamer plugins, still no luck. I tried playing an mp3, but nothing happened. The Rhythmbox titlebar said "Paused".

Below is the error that I get when I run rhythmbox from the command line:

[shrinath@localhost ~]$ rhythmbox
(rhythmbox:8428): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: GDBus.Error:org.gnome.SessionManager.AlreadyRegistered: Unable to register client
(rhythmbox:8428): libsoup-CRITICAL **: soup_server_quit: assertion 'priv->listeners != NULL' failed
(rhythmbox:8428): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: object SoupServer 0x27b93c0 finalized while still in-construction
(rhythmbox:8428): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: Custom constructor for class SoupServer returned NULL (which is invalid). Please use GInitable instead.
(rhythmbox:8428): Gtk-WARNING **: Duplicate child name in GtkStack: Add to Playlist
(rhythmbox:8428): Gtk-WARNING **: Duplicate child name in GtkStack: Add to Playlist
(rhythmbox:8428): Gtk-WARNING **: Duplicate child name in GtkStack: Add to Playlist
(rhythmbox:8428): Gtk-WARNING **: Duplicate child name in GtkStack: Add to Playlist
(rhythmbox:8428): Gtk-WARNING **: Duplicate child name in GtkStack: Add to Playlist
(rhythmbox:8428): Gtk-WARNING **: Duplicate child name in GtkStack: Add to Playlist
(rhythmbox:8428): Gtk-WARNING **: Symbolic icon /usr/share/rhythmbox/plugins/audioscrobbler/Last.fm-symbolic.svg is not in an icon theme directory
(rhythmbox:8428): Gtk-WARNING **: Symbolic icon /usr/share/rhythmbox/plugins/audioscrobbler/Last.fm-symbolic.svg is not in an icon theme directory
(rhythmbox:8428): Gtk-WARNING **: Symbolic icon /usr/share/rhythmbox/plugins/audioscrobbler/Last.fm-symbolic.svg is not in an icon theme directory
(rhythmbox:8428): Gtk-WARNING **: Symbolic icon /usr/share/rhythmbox/plugins/audioscrobbler/Last.fm-symbolic.svg is not in an icon theme directory
(rhythmbox:8428): Gtk-WARNING **: mnemonic "s" wasn't removed for widget (0x20e26c0)

And here are the installed gstreamer packages:

[shrinath@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa | grep gstreamer
gstreamer1-plugins-good-1.4.4-1.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer-plugins-good-0.10.31-13.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer-tools-0.10.36-11.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer-0.10.36-11.fc21.x86_64
PackageKit-gstreamer-plugin-1.0.4-1.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer1-plugins-base-1.4.4-1.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer1-1.4.4-1.fc21.x86_64
libnice-gstreamer1-0.1.7-1.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer-plugins-espeak-0.4.0-5.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-1.4.4-1.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer-plugins-bad-free-0.10.23-24.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer-plugins-base-0.10.36-11.fc21.x86_64

Any help is greatlly appreciated. Thanks !!

EDIT: The problem apparently was because of the mp3 file I was using to test Rhythmbox. After a while, I tried other mp3 files and they worked fine. The mp3 file in question worked fine in VLC and Clementine, so not sure why Rhythmbox was having trouble playing.

Strangely, I got the same log/error both times when I ran rhythmbox from the command line. The only difference, one time it played without any problem, the other time it just displayed (Paused).

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Have the same problem, all other players will play mp3's but not Rhythmbox.

sgtnasty gravatar imagesgtnasty ( 2015-01-26 14:38:14 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-01-25 14:36:03 -0600

empateinfinito gravatar image

Hello, check if you have all codecs

su -c 'yum -y install gstreamer1-libav gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld gstreamer1-plugins-base-tools updates gstreamer1-plugins-good-extras gstreamer1-plugins-ugly gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free gstreamer1-plugins-good gstreamer1-plugins-base gstreamer1 gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-ffmpeg'

later erase the cache of rhythmbox => /home/$USER/.cache/rhythmbox

kill the process => killall rhythmbox

And try again.

good luck :)

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Hi. Thank you for your answer, but unfortunately it didn't work. I did what you said and restarted the machine after installing the codecs and tried again. Same error. Below is the list of codecs/plugins installed:

[shrinath@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa | grep gstreamer
gstreamer1-libav-1.4.3-1.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer1-plugins-good-extras-1.4.4-1.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer1-plugins-good-1.4.4-1.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer-plugins-good-0.10.31-13.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer-tools-0.10.36-11.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer-ffmpeg-0.10.13-14.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer-0.10.36-11.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer1-plugins-base-tools-1.4.4-1.fc21.x86_64
PackageKit-gstreamer-plugin-1.0.4-1.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer1-plugins-base-1.4.4-1.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer1-1.4.4-1.fc21.x86_64
libnice-gstreamer1-0.1.7-1.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer-plugins-bad-0.10.23-6.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld-1.4.3-1.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer-plugins-espeak-0.4.0-5.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-1.4.4-1.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer-plugins-ugly-0.10.19-18.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer-plugins-bad-free-0.10.23-24.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer-plugins-base-0.10.36-11.fc21.x86_64
gstreamer1-plugins-ugly-1.4.3-1.fc21.x86_64
Shrinath gravatar imageShrinath ( 2015-01-26 03:36:23 -0600 )edit

Might want to check bugzilla and file a bug report

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2015-01-27 14:21:31 -0600 )edit

You also have to delete the folder ~/.local/share/rhythmbox otherwise rhythmbox won't recognize the old, already cached files.

derzauberer gravatar imagederzauberer ( 2015-07-09 02:30:58 -0600 )edit
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answered 2015-01-25 16:09:36 -0600

deusdara gravatar image

Hi

If you install Fedora 21 from a live media you will not get .mp3, .mp4, .avi, .mkv etc Multimedia Codes. So you can not play files related to those codecs.

Just turn on your internet and play .mp3 files.

Fedora will automatically gives you a link to install multimedia codec files.

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Hi. Thank you for your answer. Yes, I installed F21 from a live media and the computer is already connected to the internet. Rhythmbox didn't prompt anything. It just sat there saying "(Paused)" on top.

Shrinath gravatar imageShrinath ( 2015-01-26 03:39:04 -0600 )edit

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