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Old 08-28-2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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rhythmbox preferred format problem.


I tried to change the preferred format in Rhythmbox, however, I can't see any form of mp3 in the preferred format dropdown menu, even though I have two separate entries for mp3s listed in the "edit" option and they are both "active". The ony entries that I have ever seen in the "preferred format" choices are
Lossless FLAC
Lossy Ogg
Lossless Wav
Lossy Unknown

It doesn't seem to matter what I mark as "active". If I remove the four that are in the active menue, then there is nothing there, even if I've marked the mp3 entries as active

I'm running Ubuntu Feisty.

Oh, and I have gstreamer0.8-mad, w32codecs, lame, gstreamer0.8lame, and installed. It created a mp3 entry in the edit menu, but not the preferred format menu.
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:50 PM   #2
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I believe that Rhythmbox uses Sound Juicer for audio extraction. The following is quoted from the Sound Juicer Manual.

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If you need to store tracks in the MP3 format (for example, if your portable music player only supports MP3 and not Ogg Vorbis), you will need to create a new profile. To do this, click on Edit Profiles, click New, and name the profile MP3.

Select the MP3 profile and click the Edit button.
Set GStreamer Pipeline to audio/x-raw-int,rate=44100,channels=2 ! lame name=enc ! id3mux

Set the File Extension to mp3, and select the Active check box.
You will have to restart Sound Juicer to see the new audio profile.

This profile uses the LAME MP3 encoder, so you will need to have the GStreamer LAME plugin installed.
 
Old 08-28-2007, 07:41 PM   #3
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Thank you for taking the time to look around. Yes, I'd found that as well and tried it. That's one of the two separate entries I have for mp3s at this time. The other was created when I installed gstreamer0.8-mad. It has a gstreamer pipe of
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audio/x-raw-int,rate=44100,channels=2 ! lame name=enc mode=0 vbr-quality=6 ! id3v2mux
I could have one or the other or both active and neither show up in the drop down for preferred formats. CD Quality AAC is also in the editable profile list by default (I think) yet won't show up in the drop menu for the preferred profile.

The other odd thing is that it will play mp3s, just won't let me set it as the preferred format.

Is there a bug in the Feisty package for Rhythmbox?

. . . Yes, there is (I just found out). It's a long thread, but those interested can find it HERE.

Last edited by mlitty; 08-28-2007 at 08:10 PM.
 
Old 08-28-2007, 08:10 PM   #4
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It appears that Ubuntu Feisty should have gstreamer0.10 installed, instead of gstreamer0.8. Have you changed this yourself?
 
Old 09-04-2007, 09:46 PM   #5
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No, Ubuntu seems to have a blend of gstreamer packages installed by default. I have added some, on the recommendation of other howto's. Here's a complete list (I think) of the gstreamer packages I have installed.



gstreamer-tools_0.10.12-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
gstreamer0.10-alsa_0.10.12-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
gstreamer0.10-esd_0.10.5-1ubuntu2_i386.deb
gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg_0.10.2-0ubuntu4_i386.deb
gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3_0.10.4.debian-1_i386.deb
gstreamer0.10-gnomevfs_0.10.12-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
gstreamer0.10-plugins-base_0.10.12-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-apps_0.10.12-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
gstreamer0.10-plugins-good_0.10.5-1ubuntu2_i386.deb
gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly_0.10.5-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
gstreamer0.10-tools_0.10.12-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
gstreamer0.10-x_0.10.12-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
gstreamer0.8-a52dec_0.8.12-6ubuntu3_i386.deb
gstreamer0.8-dv_0.8.12-6ubuntu3_i386.deb
gstreamer0.8-dvd_0.8.12-6ubuntu3_i386.deb
gstreamer0.8-faac_0.8.12-2ubuntu1_i386.deb
gstreamer0.8-ffmpeg_0.8.7-10ubuntu1_i386.deb
gstreamer0.8-lame_0.8.12-2ubuntu1_i386.deb
gstreamer0.8-mad_0.8.12-6ubuntu3_i386.deb
gstreamer0.8-misc_0.8.12-6ubuntu3_i386.deb
gstreamer0.8-mpeg2dec_0.8.12-6ubuntu3_i386.deb
gstreamer0.8-pitfdll_0.8.1-1ubuntu2_i386.deb
gstreamer0.8-plugin-apps_0.8.12-6ubuntu3_i386.deb
gstreamer0.8-swfdec_0.8.12-6ubuntu3_i386.deb
gstreamer0.8-theora_0.8.12-6ubuntu3_i386.deb
gstreamer0.8-tools_0.8.12-2_i386.deb
gstreamer0.8-vorbis_0.8.12-6ubuntu3_i386.deb
gstreamer0.8-x_0.8.12-6ubuntu3_i386.deb
gstreamer0.8-xvid_0.8.12-2ubuntu1_i386.deb
libgstreamer-gconf0.8-0_0.8.12-6ubuntu3_i386.deb
libgstreamer0.10-0_0.10.12-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0_0.10.12-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
libgstreamer-plugins0.8-0_0.8.12-6ubuntu3_i386.deb
libgstreamer0.8-0_0.8.12-2_i386.deb
totem-gstreamer_2.18.1-0ubuntu3_i386.deb
 
Old 09-05-2007, 01:43 PM   #6
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The reason I asked is because the version of totem-gstreamer in Feisty depends on gstreamer0.10. I thought that there might be a conflict between the different versions, but according to the gstreamer website, they can be installed in parallel.

After some more research, you might want to try installing gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse. This package includes liblame0, the "LAME Ain't an MP3 Encoder". This isn't included in gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly, which appears to only include the decoder for mp3.
 
Old 09-05-2007, 09:59 PM   #7
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Thanks, I'll check that out.
 
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Lightbulb Drop Down Menu Solution

This was problematic for me because I couldn't get "CD Quality, MP3" to appear in the dropdown list under Edit -> Preferences -> Music -> Preferred Format. You need to have Ubuntu packages BOTH liblame0 and gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse installed. Then MP3 will appear in the "Preferred Format" dropdown for Rhythmbox and it will transcode to MP3.
 
  


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