Audio extraction into mp3 ignores profiles

Bug #1342094 reported by Stefan Bader on 2014-07-15
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
rhythmbox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Up-to-date 14.04 (Trusty) desktop installation (64bit), used "enable 3rd party software" when installing

Testcase: Using rhythmbox to extract audio tracks from a audio CD into the library as mp3. The GUI shows several profiles (default, ubuntu, vbr, cbr).

Regardless of the profile, this always produces VBR encoded MP3 files which also lack Xing header information which will lead to incorrect runtime display on some players. I believe the problem lies in the gstreamer filters used and rhythmbox is just one of the applications affected. The problem exists for quite a while now, though older releases would sometime not even have any profiles selectable in the GUI.
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-07-09 (6 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
Package: rhythmbox 3.0.2-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-30.55-generic
Tags: trusty
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-30-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dialout dip libvirtd lpadmin plugdev sambashare sbuild sudo
_MarkForUpload: True

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tags: added: bot-comment
Stefan Bader (smb) wrote :

Setting package to rhythmbox to have a starting point. It probably is wrong and should be some part of the gstreamer set. But I don't know which one.

affects: ubuntu → rhythmbox (Ubuntu)
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

If you use ubuntu-bug rhythmbox it will ask you questions which will then guide to the appropriate part of the gstreamer set. Since you've already filed the bug you could read /usr/share/apport/package-hooks/ to see what it would direct you to.

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tags: added: apport-collected trusty
description: updated

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Stefan Bader (smb) wrote :

Reading that file it looks like I would be unsure again whether it is a "problem with the interface" or "other". Though both options seem to keep the bug reported against rhythmbox. So in doubt I ran apport-collect and selected "other".

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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