Rhythmbox on Ubuntu 13.10

  • user206097

    Since I upgraded to 13.10, I cannot export CD tracks in Rhythmbox. It told me "Additional software is required to encode media in your preferred format: Vorbis encoder" I click install, and it loops back and does not work.

    I un-installed Rhythmbox, re-installed it, and it still does not work. Now when I click install, I get "Invalid Commandline. The parameters passed to the application had an invalid format. Please file a bug!

    The parameters were: --transient-for=65011715 gstreamer|1.0|rhythmbox|Vorbis encoder|encoder-audio/x-vorbis"

    I also renamed the rhythmbox folders in ~/.cache and ~/.local - this also made new difference.

    Is this a bug, or do I have something set up incorrectly here?

    If it makes a difference, I am running on a Dell D630.

  • Answers
  • doug

    The message is erroneous & a long standing bug. Vorbis encoding is default enabled & if you just went ahead it would work

    To 'fix'

    Under Preferences > Music > Format settings choose one of the 3 options, for either constant or varible set a quality.

    Then close & re-open RB, the so called error will be gone

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    after restarting RB the install box will be gone

  • Mitch

    Try installing vrobis-tool. To install just click vorbis-tool Install comixcursors-lefthanded

  • MUY Belgium

    On Mint,

    In Edit -> Preferences -> Music tab , change Format Settings : Default settings into Format Settings : Custom settings

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  • Jason Watkins

    Good evening all,

    I am having a problem with RhythmBox on Ubuntu 10.10. I freshly installed Ubuntu almost a week ago and everything was great right off the bat. However, tonight I am having a small issue. In RhythmBox, I went into the Preferences section and went to check the quality level of the the CD Quality, Lossy profile (the ones that uses ogg) and it is missing from the Preferred Formats list. If I click the Edit button, I see it in the list of available profiles along with many others and it is set to active. Why would it not be in the Preferred Formats list, and more importantly, how could I get it back in the Preferred Formats list so I can rip a CD with it? Just as a side note, RhythmBox is playing ogg files without problem.

    Thanks for any help anyone can provide!

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    I found the answer. Evidently, some of the values in the GStreamer pipeline string were not just right. I found the default setting and set it to that and it is now showing in the list.