View Full Version : [ubuntu] Sad excuse for a music player...

December 22nd, 2009, 03:39 AM
I dunno, maybe it's just me, but I cannot get the so-called music player included in Ubuntu 9.04 to function. At first I thought it was my "out of the mainstream" music taste, and maybe the CDs from the virtually unknown artists I tend to favor weren't coded right (?).

So, I tried a Grateful Dead album with the same results. The message "Couldn't start playback internal data flow error." tells me nothing worthwhile.

Anyone have this player working? Any tips or ideas about how to, or leads to a Linux music player that works???



December 22nd, 2009, 04:24 AM
Have you tried these threads - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205449 and http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683?

Then again, I never liked Rhythmbox. I personally use VLC and Songbird, but there are plenty of alternatives out there. I'm curious about whether the problem is system-wide or exclusive to Rhythmbox, though.

December 22nd, 2009, 04:32 AM
Have you tried audacious? It looks a lot like an older version of Winamp.

December 22nd, 2009, 05:28 AM
I've been way too spoiled by that big bully from Redmond! I just expected to slip a CD into the usb CD player and click on Music player and ENJOY. :lolflag:

Thanks for the leads, and I'll follow as needed. A(nother) project for tomorrow.