Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Ubuntu 12.04.

I have downloaded some music (They're in a ZIP format, by the way), and they play fine, and the NotifyOSD comes up, as usual. But when I play the music, the Archive Manager HAS to stay open, because when I quit the Manager, the music just stops, and the music disappears from RhythmBox altogether.

How do I stop this? Any help appreciated.


share|improve this question
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Well when the archive manager is opened the audio becomes sort of "temporaily unzipped", so you can look and play the files. When the archive manager isn't open, it is in a zipped form, and Rhythmbox can't play compressed files.

Solution: Type unzip ( in terminal. Or in archive manager press Extract, select where you want the files to go, and press "extract" or whatever confirm button.

share|improve this answer
Thank you! Is there a way to solve this in a graphical interference? I'm not so used to terminal. – horIzoN Feb 13 '13 at 16:28

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.