gmusicbrowser does not play in album order, even if shuffle queue is disabled

Bug #1263266 reported by Sergio Benjamim on 2013-12-21
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gmusicbrowser (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

gmusicbrowser does not play in album order (seemingly random, it goes to others albums), even if shuffle queue is disabled

Steps to reproduce:

1. Include 2 or 3 different albums (CD's)
2. play a music
3. then, in the end of music, the expected behavior is to it play the next album song, but it goes random to other album music

This happens since ubuntu saucy. The gmusicbrowser config is default, i don't change anything.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: gmusicbrowser 1.1.10-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.12.0-7.15-generic 3.12.4
Uname: Linux 3.12.0-7-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.12.7-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Dec 21 03:20:24 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-12-20 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20131219)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: gmusicbrowser
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Sergio Benjamim (sergio-br2) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu Package testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://packages.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1263266

tags: added: package-qa-testing

It goes in order of artist, then song. This is expected behaviour. Check if
that works fully

On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 1:33 PM, Sergio Benjamim <email address hidden>wrote:

> Public bug reported:
>
> gmusicbrowser does not play in album order (seemingly random, it goes to
> others albums), even if shuffle queue is disabled
>
> Steps to reproduce:
>
> 1. Include 2 or 3 different albums (CD's)
> 2. play a music
> 3. then, in the end of music, the expected behavior is to it play the next
> album song, but it goes random to other album music
>
> This happens since ubuntu saucy. The gmusicbrowser config is default, i
> don't change anything.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
> Package: gmusicbrowser 1.1.10-2
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.12.0-7.15-generic 3.12.4
> Uname: Linux 3.12.0-7-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.12.7-0ubuntu3
> Architecture: amd64
> Date: Sat Dec 21 03:20:24 2013
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-12-20 (0 days ago)
> InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20131219)
> PackageArchitecture: all
> SourcePackage: gmusicbrowser
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
> ** Affects: gmusicbrowser (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>
>
> ** Tags: amd64 apport-bug package-qa-testing trusty
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Xubuntu
> Bugs Team, which is subscribed to gmusicbrowser in Ubuntu.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1263266
>
> Title:
> gmusicbrowser does not play in album order, even if shuffle queue is
> disabled
>
> Status in “gmusicbrowser” package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> gmusicbrowser does not play in album order (seemingly random, it goes
> to others albums), even if shuffle queue is disabled
>
> Steps to reproduce:
>
> 1. Include 2 or 3 different albums (CD's)
> 2. play a music
> 3. then, in the end of music, the expected behavior is to it play the
> next album song, but it goes random to other album music
>
> This happens since ubuntu saucy. The gmusicbrowser config is default,
> i don't change anything.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
> Package: gmusicbrowser 1.1.10-2
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.12.0-7.15-generic 3.12.4
> Uname: Linux 3.12.0-7-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.12.7-0ubuntu3
> Architecture: amd64
> Date: Sat Dec 21 03:20:24 2013
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-12-20 (0 days ago)
> InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64
> (20131219)
> PackageArchitecture: all
> SourcePackage: gmusicbrowser
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gmusicbrowser/+bug/1263266/+subscriptions
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Sergio Benjamim (sergio-br2) wrote :

If it goes in order of artist, why does it go:

Bach --> Guns N' Roses --> AC/DC ?

It's not make sense...

The expected behavior is:

Bach:
   01 Allegro - Concerto de Brandemburgo... --> 02 Cadenza - Concerto de Brandemburgo... --> 03 Allegro...

So, the expected behavior is song after song, not a crazy jump between artists.

Sergio Benjamim (sergio-br2) wrote :

Like this picture

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gmusicbrowser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jackson Doak (noskcaj) wrote :

I think it puts XYZ before abc, so the capitalisation is breaking it. This is not how gmusic browser orders songs, which is aAbBcC.

Quentin Sculo (squentin) wrote :

It depends on which play order is selected. The way to change the order vary a lot depending on which layout you are using, it's either in the menu if your layout has one, and/or with an icon that pops-up the play order menu when clicked (and toggle between the last ordered order and the last shuffle/random order when right-clicked).

Maybe you expect the play order to follow the order of the list on which you have clicked. That depends on what type of list view you are using, in most layouts, browser lists (used for searching songs) do not modify the play order when you double-click on one of its row. I realize it is a personal preference, to change it you currently have to modify an option in the layout (which is not that hard but requires editing a text file) I plan to move this option (the action executed when you double click on a row) and others to a dialog box so that users can easily change the behavior.

Changed in gmusicbrowser (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Quentin Sculo (squentin) wrote :

I haven't been very clear in my other comment, you can change the play order to whatever you like. On the screenshot there should be buttons on the bottom left corner, below the cover, click on the right-most one to change the order to whatever you like.

Looking at the screenshot more closely, it seems you have a 1366x168 screen, and the default height of the shimmer layout (which is the default gmusicbrowser layout on ubuntu) is 750 pixels, adding the window decoration and the panel at the top of the screen, and the result is the row of buttons on the bottom is just outside the screen.

So I'm marking the bug invalid, but I'll see about fixing the default height.

Changed in gmusicbrowser (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Zygmunt Krynicki (zyga) wrote :

Dear upstream maintainer.

This bug is valid as the default behavior is just utterly wrong. I fiddled with differen, confusing layouts for a good while before I randomly got it to work (though I'm not at all sure what decides on the playback order.

What is annoying is that despite having "make it look like itunes" it behaves nothing like it. IMHO if it looks like something and doesn't behave like it, it's a bug.

Zygmunt Krynicki (zyga) wrote :

I'm tempted to use my bug wrangler powers to make this bug "Confirmed" again

Quentin Sculo (squentin) wrote :

The default "behavior" is having shuffle enabled, you may not like it, but some people do.

People haven't replied so it's hard to know for sure, but it seems the real problem is that people have trouble seeing the play order setting.
It of course heavily depends on the layout, some layout use a menu (that include play order) some don't, the play order indicator may be in various places, which of course make it hard to answer some questions. But it's hard to avoid with layouts.
In the above screenshot, the play order indicator was hidden below the screen, it shouldn't happen now as it now tries to make the window fit in the screen.

About the "make it look like" layouts, I've said many times in the forum that I don't really recommend these layouts, as they tend to give you the worst of both worlds, as some features are not (yet) available in gmb, and some gmb-specific features are not used. Also some could behave much more like the other players already.
More generally the included layouts need lots of improvements. I plan to do that after I've added a couple of new layout-features that I've wanted to add for a long time.

Anyway, the bug is invalid: gmb can play tracks in album order when shuffle/random is not enabled.
But you are welcome to open a new bug that accurately describe your problem, preferably with screenshots as it makes the discussion much easier due to the various layouts.

ThePhilips (thephilips) wrote :

@Quentin Sculo (squentin) wrote on 2014-11-10:
> The default "behavior" is having shuffle enabled, you may not like it, but some people do.

Can you please at least elaborate how to change the default behavoir??

Xubuntu 14.04 - I see no "shuffle" option active by default, yet it plays songs in the random order.

I have scanned thrice the Settings dialog - there is not a single option which might be even remotely relevant to the play order.

> It depends on which play order is selected. The way to change the order vary a lot depending on which layout you are using, it's either in the menu if your layout has one, and/or with an icon that pops-up the play order menu when clicked (and toggle between the last ordered order and the last shuffle/random order when right-clicked).

Can you please elaborate on this? Preferably with screen-shots and explanation of the options?

In my GMB I have only could find menu called "Playing" which only has the filtering options and nothing else.

Thanks.

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