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    Intrepid Ibex: no fast forward/rewind in Totem and Rhythmbox with mp3 files

    Hi,

    when I'm playing mp3 files with either Totem or Rhythmbox I can't fast forward or fast rewind. After gliding the cursor it would jump back to the original position. I noticed that Totem puts 'streaming' in brackets at the bottom of the window, next to the time, although the file is locally stored on my hard drive.

    I tested Totem with an ogg file and it works fine. I don't have any other multimedia formats at hand. Since it affects both Totem and Rhythmbox I suspect the issue is in gstreamer.

    Google didn't give me noticeable results related to this issue. Does anyone else have the problem? Is it a know issue?

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    Re: Intrepid Ibex: no fast forward/rewind in Totem and Rhythmbox with mp3 files

    Try turning on repeat mode in totem. (I don't know if Rhythmbox has the same mode somewhere, or if it acts the same as totem when it is on that mode.)

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    Re: Intrepid Ibex: no fast forward/rewind in Totem and Rhythmbox with mp3 files

    Quote Originally Posted by Izek View Post
    Try turning on repeat mode in totem. (I don't know if Rhythmbox has the same mode somewhere, or if it acts the same as totem when it is on that mode.)
    That doesn't change anything.

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    Re: Intrepid Ibex: no fast forward/rewind in Totem and Rhythmbox with mp3 files

    Install the following packs with 'Add/Remove apps'

    GStreamer extra plugins
    Ubuntu restricted extras

    That's all

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    Re: Intrepid Ibex: no fast forward/rewind in Totem and Rhythmbox with mp3 files

    Following your suggestion I searched for extra gstreamer plugins not yet installed on my machine, and I found the gstreamer-0.10-fluendo-mp3 package. After installing it I can fast forward and rewind as I wish. Thanks!

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    Re: Intrepid Ibex: no fast forward/rewind in Totem and Rhythmbox with mp3 files

    Hi,

    I've added the, GStreamer extra plugins and Ubuntu restricted extras through add/remove and apt added the gstreamer-0.10-fluendo-mp3. Still getting the same problem in Rhythm box.

    Anything else I could be missing or could try?

    Thanks,
    Rob

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    Lightbulb Re: Intrepid Ibex: no fast forward/rewind in Totem and Rhythmbox with mp3 files

    ubuntu-restricted-extras is not needed fo that:

    1. just remove anything apt installed with ubuntu-restricted-extra
    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove cabextract gstreamer0.10-pitfdll ttf-mscorefonts-installer unrar ubuntu-restricted-extra
    2. just remove any gstreamer not needed for this problem
    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse
    3. reboot

    4. reinstall Rhythmbox
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install -reinstall rhythmbox
    5. install needed gstreamer plugins:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3
    the first is needed to play ape files and to have thumbnails of video files (working great with vlc) while the second is needed for fast forward / rewind issue in rhythmbox

    6. reboot

    7. open rhythmbox and delete all entries, open a new mp3 files and pay attention that it must show the duration .. otherwise just drop all your list again and try again .. rhythmbox must start without any file (pre) loaded.

    8. It's done

    Just for reference I'm using rhytmbox on karmic koala and the list of my gstreamer plugins is:
    gstreamer0.10-alsa gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-apps
    gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-good
    gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio
    gstreamer0.10-nice gstreamer0.10-tools
    gstreamer0.10-x gstreamer0.10-plugins-base
    I think this thread should have the tag [SOLVED]

    Cheers

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    Re: Intrepid Ibex: no fast forward/rewind in Totem and Rhythmbox with mp3 files

    Thank you, the above fix worked for my UNR Lucid install
    Kristen - girly geek & mama to C, A, B, G, H, and C - our tiny Tux brigade!

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    Re: Intrepid Ibex: no fast forward/rewind in Totem and Rhythmbox with mp3 files

    tanoloco thank you, this was happening to me in 10.04 LTS and your instructions worked perfectly.

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