Can't queue a song more than once in Rhythmbox

Bug #63587 reported by Mark Florian on 2006-10-02
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
rhythmbox (Debian)
rhythmbox (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: rhythmbox

Add a song to the Play Queue by whatever means, and try to add it again. You cannot.

Imagine you *really* love this song and can't get enough of it - you want to hear it over and over again. But you cannot have more than one instance of any song in the play queue! :(

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Mark Florian (markrian) wrote :

Binary package hint: rhythmbox

Add a song to the Play Queue by whatever means, and try to add it again. You cannot.

Imagine you *really* love this song and can't get enough of it - you want to hear it over and over again. But you cannot have more than one instance of any song in the play queue! :(

Elliot Hughes (elliot-hughes) wrote :

Confirmed. When adding a second song to the playlist the RhythmBox appears load the song. Upon completion of this the song is ignored and the music continues to play.

This bug is probably caused by the way RhythmBox works. Rather than loading and playing music straight from file it loads the song into the library then when you press play it looks in it's library instad of looking at the file. Since it would make no sence to have a song in the library twice, when you import the song again it simply treats it as the song you already have stored.

Changed in rhythmbox:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug

Changed in rhythmbox:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in rhythmbox:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Adam Niedling (krychek) wrote :

Bug still exists in Hardy.

Changed in rhythmbox:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in rhythmbox (Debian):
status: Unknown → Confirmed
vervelover (alessiopangos) wrote :

any news on this? It's the only reason I'm using banshee instead of rhythmbox..

Accesshater (youssef-email) wrote :

I am experiencing the same problem. Its very annoying that you cant add a song more than once to a queue. I hope that this gets fixed soon.

Changed in rhythmbox:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Simon Déziel (sdeziel) wrote :

This problem does not affect Banshee (the new replacement for Rhythmbox in Natty).

I know this isn't a workaround but it might be a valid solution for some.

Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2011-12-14
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Papercuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja)
milestone: none → precise-4-music-video
Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2012-06-12
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: precise-4-music-video → quantal-1-audio-video
Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2012-10-19
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: quantal-1-audio-video → raring-round-1
Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2012-10-23
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Chris Wilson (notgary) wrote :

Comment from the developer:

"I'd suggest leaving this one alone. The data structure that stores
playlists (including the play queue) and all other track listings in
rhythmbox can't have the same track in two positions, and changing
this will have far-reaching consequences."

As such, I'm going to remove the paper cuts task since this is very difficult to fix.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
assignee: Papercuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja) → nobody
milestone: raring-round-1 → none
importance: Low → Undecided
Mike Hicks (hick0088) wrote :

This bug is still present in Rhythmbox 3.0.2-0ubuntu2. Banshee had only briefly been the default music player in Ubuntu, and Rhythmbox is the default again (in "main" for Ubuntu 14.04 while Banshee is in "universe"). I have been using Banshee for several years, but a new bug has cropped up which makes that package nearly unusable for me. This queuing problem is the main reason I have not been using Rhythmbox. I consider the software incomplete if it doesn't have this feature.

Luís de Sousa (luis-de-sousa) wrote :

This bug has now been open for eleven years. Could anyone update users on it? Thanks.

Changed in rhythmbox:
status: Confirmed → Expired
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