View Full Version : [ubuntu] why does every media player freeze

August 27th, 2009, 12:37 AM
songbird essentially freezes for around 8-10 seconds when i type an artist to search in the library.. sometimes freezes completely. i have no special plugins installed other than some multimedia and fasterbird (?).

for rhythmbox, everyone in a while when i skip to the next song or click on another while it's in the middle of playing another song, it won't begin any new songs. i can click, press enter, nothing. i have to quit to play something again.

i'd love for songbird to search quicker, that'd solve everything, or at least have a reliable, relatively FAST music player similar to these two or itunes that won't freeze when i have 50 people at my house for a party and i decide to switch songs.

any help?

August 27th, 2009, 12:49 AM
You may not have the proper plugins for the media files you are trying to play. I would try installing the GStreamer plugins from the Add/Remove option on the Applications menu.