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I just ran into the same issue on version 15.04 and after looking around and trying different solutions, I found a fix. Detailed at Rhythmbox doesn't add/import MP3s from ~/Music on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 Basically, if the Rhythmbox database gets corrupted somehow, Rhythmbox "forgets" that it can load and play MP3 files, so the trick is to remove or rename ...


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i managed to solve this by just removing everything from rhythmbox, then it only loaded the music in the location folder. so in rhythmbox try select all the items in rhythmbox, right click and select remove Then add all the music that you want into the location folder


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The answer to this question solved the problem: gksudo gedit /usr/share/pulseaudio/alsa-mixer/paths/analog-output.conf.common and change: [Element PCM] volume = merge to: [Element PCM] volume = ignore


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rhythmbox --rhythmdb-file '' example.mp3 This tells Rhythmbox to temporarily use another library database filename, in this case an empty string so the library is always empty and never saved. You can use two single quotes (not backticks), or two double quotes, for the empty string. On exiting, it will print this (hopefully) harmless warning: "Couldn't ...


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Running out of options I decided to re-install the system, this time with Ubuntu 15.04. I have now most programmes up and running and there are no crashes; the system is entirely stable and much faster. I suspect these issues were cause by some incompatibility of kernel 3.16 with the hardware (Lenovo T420).


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You can try using GDM as a lockscreen instead lightdm, it features music controls on the lockscreen when music is playing, like on a android phones lockscreen. However I don't know if keyboard shortcuts will work as the lockscreen is supposed to prevent anyone using the computer while it is locked, so keyboard access to the desktop may be locked out. ...


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Another great tool is kid3-qt I use it sometimes. sudo apt-get install kid3-qt Though I use Guayadeque as default music player, it has everything built-in and can automatically embed tags into files. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:anonbeat/guayadeque sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install guayadeque-svn


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Install gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 and: sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-base sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-good sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly


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Based on our discussion, I assume that the database was corrupted. Delete it rm ~/.local/share/rhythmbox/rhythmdb.xml or rename it mv ~/.local/share/rhythmbox/rhythmdb.xml ~/.local/share/rhythmbox/rhythmdb.xml.bak And start the import again.



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