Rhythmbox constantly buffering when playing AAC+ stream

Bug #465059 reported by Auren on 2009-10-30
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: rhythmbox

Here's a link to the stream: http://friskyradio.com/frisky_aac.m3u

It is expected that this stream is played smoothly and without any gaps. Just like any MP3 stream for example.

But this stream sounds like a skipping CD from time to time. It is also can be seen that it is constantly buffering so the progress bar never fils. Actually, buffering progress bar looks like a volume meter rather than a buffering progress bar itself :-)

I attached a video capture of what happening when I try to playback this AAC+ stream

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: daaf2ec3d02b7f2cf1e4b62a44b1ac24
CheckboxSystem: edda5d4f616ca792bf437989cb597002
Date: Fri Oct 30 17:50:13 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/rhythmbox
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: rhythmbox 0.12.5-0ubuntu4
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=ru_UA.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic-pae
SourcePackage: rhythmbox
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic-pae i686

Auren (auren) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

could be an gstreamer issue do you get the same with gst-launch-0.10 playbin uri=http://205.188.215.229:8024 ? Yes, that's the url of the stream.

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
status: New → Incomplete
Auren (auren) wrote :

Thank you but I know the exact URL of the stream. I gave you a link to playlist just because the administrators of this radio change the direct URL of aac+ stream from time to time and you could just face the situation when my direct link no longer works because the admins moved the stream to another server. Playlist, in contrast, is always up-to-date.

Now answering your question. Yes, I have the same problems with skipping the audio of the stream while playing it in the terminal using script you provided.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME)

affects: rhythmbox (Ubuntu) → gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu)
Changed in gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
status: Incomplete → New
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. A new version of GStreamer is available in both Lucid and Maverick and we are wondering if this is still reproducible in any of those versions, May you please test and give us of feedback about it? Thanks in advance.

Changed in gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

This could be https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=620494 which is fixed in GStreamer Good Plug-ins 0.10.24 - see the release notes at http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/releases/gst-plugins-good/0.10.24.html

pschonmann (pschonmann) wrote :

Still not fixed, ive got glitches.
Ubuntu 10.10

madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

The stream at http://friskyradio.com/frisky_aac.m3u plays fine here under Ubuntu 10.10. And I have rather old hardware.

uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686

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