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asked 2015-03-29 17:25:28 -0500

nxtman123 gravatar image

I know this is a broad statement, but I have tried Rhythmbox, Banshee, and Audacious and none of them are able to work. VLC can play my files but I want a program that provides a library view for the files in my Music folder (I would prefer to get rhythmbox working).

In detail:

Rhythmbox doesn't seem to be able to see any files. When I go the the Add music interface, it says "Examining files 0/0" every time I change the folder it should be looking at.

Banshee was able to import the library, but whenever I hit play it places an "X" beside the track and says "Codec for playing this media type not available.

Audacious, like rhythmbox doesn't seem to see anything.

I have installed all kinds of codecs, everything in my yum repos related to gstreamer, and others. I'm out of ideas; any help would be appreciated.

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by FranciscoD_
close date 2015-03-30 05:39:21.460511


What is the format of your music files. Are they ogg theora or wav or mp3 or any other format?

If the format is like mp3 or any proprietary format, there is a chance that it might be a codec issue.

deadrat gravatar imagedeadrat ( 2015-03-29 23:08:49 -0500 )edit

But even if you are missing the codecs, Rhythmbox should be able to add the files to library.

deadrat gravatar imagedeadrat ( 2015-03-29 23:09:12 -0500 )edit

Op seems to have solved his issue by a simple restart. Closing.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2015-03-30 05:39:05 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-03-29 18:41:37 -0500

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Welcome to ask.fedora, and thank you for a most informative question. (Just remember that all posts are moderated and don't show up until approved; posting the same question several times doesn't help and just wastes everybody's time, including yours.) Many of the codecs needed to play music and video files can't be provided directly by Fedora for various reasons related to licensing, copyright and/or patent restrictions. To get them, go to rpmfusion, follow the instructions to configure yum to use their repos and install what you need. Good luck, and I hope you enjoy using Fedora.

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I had installed many codecs using rpmfusion (I forgot to mention that I had used this) and it didn't seem to work. Then, after asking this question, I tried rebooting my system and after that Banshee started working. Yay!

So I still don't know about Rhythmbox, but I'm okay now. I guess the lesson here is restart your system to see if things work.

(also, sorry about double-asking; the first time I submitted a question, I had to make an account and afterward there was no indication of me having asked a question, so I asked again before reading that there is a review process. My apologies.)

nxtman123 gravatar imagenxtman123 ( 2015-03-29 23:17:44 -0500 )edit

Don't worry about it; tish happens. I just wanted to make sure you knew what had happened and why it didn't work.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-03-30 02:12:43 -0500 )edit

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