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    still no crossfade in Rythmbox

    I have been unable to successfully use the crossfade backend in Rhythmbox since Intrepid. I'm currently running a upgrade to Lucid (netbook remix) on an Asus eee 1005pe. I am trying to use the crossfade backend to emulate gapless playback. I have enabled the backend with the crossfade time set at 0.0 and the network buffer at maximum. I made sure to restart Rhythmbox before testing. I hear a significant gap with the crossfade set at 0.0 in m4a, mp3, and FLAC. Making the crossfade longer doesn't work either. Here is a list of the Gstreamer packages I have installed:

    gstreamer 0.10 ffmpeg 0.10.10-1
    gstreamer 0.10 pitfdll 0.9.1.1+cvs200802
    gstreamer 0.10 tools 0.10.28-1
    gstreamer 0.10-sdl 0.10.18-1ubuntu1
    gstreamer 0.10-nice 0.0.10-2build1
    gstreamer 0.10-gnonlin 0.10.15-1
    gstreamer 0.10-pulseaudio 0.10.21-1ubuntu2
    gstreamer 0.10-alsa 0.10.28-1
    gstreamer 0.10-plugins-good 0.10.21-1ubuntu2
    gstreamer 0.10-X 0.10.28.1
    gstreamer 0.10-plugins-bad 0.10.18-1ubuntu1
    gstreamer 0.10-plugins-base-apps 0.10.28.1
    gstreamer 0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse 0.10.18-0ubuntu1
    gstreamer 0-10-plugins-ugly 0.10.14-1
    gstreamer 0-10-plugins-ugly-multiverse 0.10.14-0ubuntu1
    bluez-gstreamer 4.60-0ubuntu8

    Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated. I was able to crossfade m4a files at 0.0 seconds in Intrepid and haven't been able to since. Is it possible to use the crossfade backend to emulate gapless playback with m4a and mp3 files? Am I missing a package? Do I need to get rid of something? Any other diagnostics to run? Thanks

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    Re: still no crossfade in Rythmbox

    Same here - Asus Eeepc 1005p, Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04, most of the ubuntu-desktop packages installed, all up-to-date.

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    Re: still no crossfade in Rythmbox

    Crossfade doesn't work for me either in 10.04, but it worked fine in 9.04.

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    Re: still no crossfade in Rythmbox

    Any news here?
    RB crossfading works well on my desktop PC (with Ubuntu 10.04), but doesn't work on my EeePC 1005p (with Ubuntu 10.04 UNE + desktop edition packages).

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    Re: still no crossfade in Rythmbox

    It might have to do with the difference between an upgrade and a fresh install. I also did a fresh install of 10.04 and I think it started working correctly after that.

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    Re: still no crossfade in Rythmbox

    Not im my case. Both installs (desktop and eee) were clean.

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    Re: still no crossfade in Rythmbox

    Hey Timkoop:

    If the crossfade engine is currently working, would you please post a list of Gstreamer packages on your machine as I did in the original post? Thanks

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    Re: still no crossfade in Rythmbox

    Hello anyone and everyone who may still be reading this thread:

    I recently came across a post on a German message board saying that the Clementine player successfully crossfades on an Asus 1005 PE. I tried it on mine and IT DOES WORK! That's the good news. The bad news is that the minimum crossfade time appears to be 1000 miliseconds, which is not fast enough to use as fake gapless playback like I used to be able to do in Rhythmbox. So for me, Clementine isn't the answer, but if you are looking for crossfading on the 1005 PE, this may work for you. Thanks to whoever in Germany for posting, I can't remember your name.

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    Re: still no crossfade in Rythmbox

    I just realised that, in fact, the crossfading effect in Rhythmbox does work on my 1005P, but the problem is that every time it is to be applied (e. g. when switching songs), there is a short (a few ms) period of silence - and if the crossfade duration is set long enough, a perfect crossfade can be heard after the short "muted" period is over. This, of course, completely contradicts the idea of crossfading, as the silence begins and ends totally abrupt.

    Note: I have not realised this before as I had my crossfade duration set too short - so that the crossfading effect would be generated during the muted milliseconds...

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    Re: still no crossfade in Rythmbox

    I am writing a couple of plugins for rhythmbox because I'm beginning to use my pc to dj at parties. I noticed the gap and I can't seem to get it to go away. this isn't very noticeable on headphones or with the volume low or possibly on much faster computers, but on my old AMD Athlon 2ghz it's VERY noticeable. it's about a half second gap then the crossfade works as intended.

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