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The stream does not play in Rhythmbox nor totem. It played fine before the upgrade; it looks like a regression from an earlier report about the same. The streams play in mplayer and play fine when downloaded with wget and then opened in totem. I suspect there is either a bug in gstreamer, or I am missing some component of gstreamer, somehow.

  1. Is this a known bug: if so where can I help debug it?
  2. What part, package or addong for gstreamer manages streaming of mp3?
  3. Is rhythbox using gstreamer at all? If not, I am probably looking in the wrong direction.
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Same problem here, makes the Radio Lens useless. – speter May 1 '13 at 21:24
I did not know about radio-lenses, but this strengthens my idea that this is a gstreamer-bug. – berkes May 1 '13 at 21:39
up vote 3 down vote accepted

it seems to be a gvfs bug Bug #1153934.

When clicking a radio stream in rhythmbox, nothing seems to happen, except the stream is being downloaded in the background. When killing the process 'gvfsd-http' while the stream secretly downloads, rhythmbox starts to play.

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Any update or patch that can be installed to fix this. Thanks? – umpirsky Sep 30 '13 at 8:04

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