rhythmbox doesnt load m3u in correct order

Bug #237718 reported by blumm on 2008-06-05
This bug affects 1 person
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rhythmbox (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: rhythmbox

whenever i load a .m3u playlist out of nautilus, rhythmbox wont load the .m3u in correct but random order. happens on ubuntu 8.04 and rhythmbox 0.11.5-9ubuntu6.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for your report, not confirming that works fine for me, does the same happens for you with totem?

Changed in rhythmbox:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
blumm (blubb123) wrote :

hi, thanks for the quick answer. totem loads the m3u correctly!

blumm (blubb123) wrote :

edit: problem happens when i right-click the .m3u and choose open with rhythmbox music player. when i double-click the file directly the order is correct but rhythmbox plays in random order even though random playmode is disabled.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

could you attach an example to the bug?

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Closing this bug report as no further information has been provided. Please feel free to reopen this bug if you can provide the information asked for. Thanks!.

Changed in rhythmbox:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Oomingmak (oomingmak) wrote :


Opening an .m3u file from Nautilus results in the tracks being listed in totally random order in Rhythmbox. Opening the same .m3u file in Totem does not suffer this problem. The playlist's track order is correctly maintained.

However, opening the same .m3u file in Rhythmbox by using Music > Playlist > Load from file (rather than right-clicking the .m3u file in Nautilus) DOES load the playlist contents in the correct order.

Sjors Gielen (sgielen) wrote :

Reopening, more people where this is happening (including me). Opening the m3u file via Music > Playlist > Load from file displays it in the right order; right clicking then Open with -> Rhythmbox or dragging it into Rhythmbox would earlier load the file in the wrong order.
I have now removed the list, and when right clicking it then Open with Rhythmbox, does not load the file at all; instead it starts playing at the first song which has nothing to do with that playlist. When dragging it onto the Rhythmbox Playlist list, it is added as a new playlist with name "-". But that's probably a different bug (rhythmbox, by the way, does not give any output when that happens).

I can upload an .m3u file if needed, but can't provide the mp3 files which come with it. The order in which Rhythmbox loads the files is not the order in the .m3u file (which is correct and the same as the track number order), and it's also not alphabetically, it seems random. Clicking on the "track number" column label doesn't seem to do anything.

If anything else is needed, let me know.

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Confirmed
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been some time without any response or feedback in this bug report and we are wondering if this is still an issue for you with the latest release of Ubuntu the Natty Narwhal, May you please test with that version and comment back if you're still having or not the issue? Please have a look at http://www.ubuntu.com/download to know how to install that version.Thanks in advance.

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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