Rhythmbox error (timeline don't move)

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After installation RHEL 6 Workstation and scanning my music library (local) Rhythmbox have error.

Description: Rhythmbox have no detect lenght time of the tracks and 'timeline' bar don't move.

I need you help, please!

With best regards,



I had the same problem, in the past, but it went away (I believe when I installed 6.3).  I think part of the issue in troubleshooting this issue is the dependency on FOSS components which are not maintained (nor distributed) by Red Hat.  Are you using MP3 files?

I am currently running Red Hat Workstation 6.4 x86_64 (patched current) using the rpmfusion REPO.

[jradtke@cypher ~]$ rpm -qa rhythmbox
[jradtke@cypher ~]$ rpm -qa | egrep 'lame|mp3'

The following is what I have devoted to updating my system for A/V files

# MISC (mostly audio-type stuff)
yum -y install id3lib mesa-demos mesa-libGL
yum -y install gstreamer-plugins-bad-free gstreamer-plugins-bad-free-extras gstreamer-plugins-base phonon-backend-gstreamer
yum -y install gstreamer*x86_64
yum -y install lame lame-devel lame-mp3x lame-libs
yum -y install esound-devel esound-libs esound-tools libvorbis-devel alsa-plugins-* alsamixer*
yum -y install gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg two-lame

James Radtke

thank you!

I performed your recommendations, but I can't install follow components: "gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg two-lame" (yum exiting with error for dependience)

If I create new user in Linux may it worked correctly?


With best regards,

Alexander Dyukanov

I'm sorry Alexander, I failed to mention the most important part.  To enable the mp3 capability, you need to add a 3rd-party repo (due to licensing).  I recommend you do some research to determine what the impact of adding repos can be.  I assume this is your workstation and therefore you have some flexibility as to what you can install.  When I am using RHEL 6.3 as my Desktop OS, I enabled several channels and repos.

-- You may not have access to the following Red Hat channels (and I believe you don't need these to get mp3 playback working)

# Red Hat's optional and supplementary channels

rhn-channel -v -u redacted@domain.com -a -c rhel-x86_64-workstation-optional-6 -a -c rhel-x86_64-workstation-supplementary-6

-- The following REPOs are important

# EPEL repo (the version changes, but 6.8 appears to be current right now)

 rpm -ivh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

# RPMfusion repo (again the version may change)

 rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/updates/6/x86_64/rpmfusion-free-release-6-1.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/updates/6/x86_64/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-6-1.noarch.rpm


I actually keep a copy of my "finish script" on my blog, if you care to check it out.  You will notice a section commented out for RPMforge.  At the time I had better luck using RPMfusion.