When trying to play a track the error message Couldn't start playback, and Cannot resolve proxy host name appears

Bug #484529 reported by ZachDoubleU on 2009-11-18
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This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
rhythmbox (Ubuntu)
Low
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: rhythmbox

When playing a song, the Error message Can't Start Playback, and Cannot resolve Proxy hostname appears.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Nov 17 16:23:20 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/rhythmbox
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: rhythmbox 0.12.5-0ubuntu5
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: rhythmbox
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

ZachDoubleU (zacherywallace) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, Could you please run rhythmbox as: rhythmbox --debug &> rhythmbox-debug.txt ; reproduce the issue and attach that resulting file to the report? Thanks in advance.

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

I'm using my private proxy for YouTube through local wpad.dat file. Other applications work without any problems.

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

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Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Pavel Malyshev (afunix) wrote :

Whenever I enable automatic proxy configuration in Gnome Settings providing a link to wpad.dat, Rhythmbox fails to connect to external resources. It says it cannot resolve target hostnames. Other applications like firefox work fine.
For example Last.FM plugin says: Cannot resolve hostname (turtle.libre.fm)
If I switch proxy mode to manual and configure proxy's hostname and port Rhythmbox work fine.
Unfortunately manual mode is not applicable for me, as there is no way to configure "no-proxy" exceptions
I believe the bug is still there

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