Banshee omits music files when importing

Bug #760565 reported by Ingo Gerth
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Banshee
Confirmed
High
banshee (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: banshee

I am experiencing an absolute killer with Banshee that refrains me from using it. Importing does not work properly on my computer.

Steps to reproduce:
* Enable "Copy files to media folder when importing" and "Write metadata to files" in preferences
* Take a few folders of music files
* Import them

What should happen:
* All files should nicely show in Banshee's browser

What happens instead:
* As a matter of fact, not all files are imported. Some are just omitted
* For example, of a 20 song album, only songs 1-5, 7-14, and 18-20 would be imported. I checked the folder on my hard drive where it copies the files to, and they also don't show up in there
* Furthermore, some songs appear twice in the library. They are NOT copied twice into the folder, however
* This bug is perfectly reproducable

Requesting critical importance for this one, as this might destroy an unconscious user's entire music library. I am quite happy I discovered Banshee did that BEFORE I wanted to delete my old music library.

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Annex:
As an example, I tried to import Papa Roach's discography. It did not work, so I tried to delete all files from within Banshee again and try to reimport the files. The behavior was even stranger. Now it would not import any at all. See the video attached.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: banshee 2.0.0-1ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic 2.6.38.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Apr 14 13:11:58 2011
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: banshee
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-11 (2 days ago)

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Ingo Gerth (igerth) wrote :
Ingo Gerth (igerth)
description: updated
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Rohit R (rr0hit) wrote :

Are you running The classic gnome session or a Unity session. In case of latter I think bug should be filed against the package "Unity" as the top panel in Unity is "unity-panel" and is different from the classic one.

Also I could not reproduce the bug with Unity-panel in a fresh install of Ubuntu.

Changed in banshee (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Ingo Gerth (igerth) wrote :

Adding a debug log that was recorded while I reproduced the bug.

description: updated
description: updated
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Ingo Gerth (igerth) wrote :

Adding a video that shows the behavior. The first part shows the bug, and the second part demonstrates a workaround.

description: updated
description: updated
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Ingo Gerth (igerth) wrote :

rr0hit, can you please explain how you think this bug is related to Unity? I can imagine no connection. And FYI, yes, I am running Unity.

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Ingo Gerth (igerth) wrote :

Info from upstream:
The bug seems to be caused by the library watcher extension. Disabling it resolves the problem.

Changed in banshee:
importance: Unknown → Critical
status: Unknown → Incomplete
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Harmen H (harmenh) wrote :

I'm experiencing exact the same behavior. When importing songs some songs are skipped. When I import the songs again some other songs are being skipped.

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Ingo Gerth (igerth) wrote :

Status confirmed, others are experiencing this as well.

Changed in banshee (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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Harmen H (harmenh) wrote :

I can also confirm that with disabling the library watcher extension the problem is gone.

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Michael Martin-Smucker (mmartinsmucker) wrote :

Ingo, you asked upstream why the Library Watcher is enabled by default, given the number and severity of problems associated with it. I'm fairly certain that normally Banshee ships with the Library Watcher off, but Ubuntu made the decision to turn it on by default. I've filed a bug report here on Launchpad requesting that this extension be turned off before the final version of Natty is released: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/banshee/+bug/760902

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Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

This is now a duplicate of bug report https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=614171 according to upstream comments.

Changed in banshee (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in banshee:
importance: Critical → Unknown
status: Incomplete → Unknown
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Rohit R (rr0hit) wrote :

Please ignore my earlier comment and setting to "incomplete". It was supposed to be for bug #760523. I screwed up. Sorry.

Changed in banshee:
importance: Unknown → High
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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DarkRedman (darkredman-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

I've the same problem, Banshee should import everything from /home/<user>/music but when there is new tracks it doesn't import it, only manual import works :S

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Ben Linsey-Bloom (ben-kitserve) wrote :

I have this problem too on 11.04 and 11.10 (Banshee 2.0 and 2.2) . My Library got pretty screwed up before I noticed. I'm now going through my 20000 songs manually restoring albums from backup one by one.

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