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Questions / Spontaneous skips: why?
September 24, 2013, 03:14:25
I have a large(ish) music library, mostly in FLAC format, and continue to love using gmusicbrowser to play it.

However, some tracks start to play, then spontaneously move on to the next track in the queue.

The tracks are not damaged (at least not obviously); they play just fine in VLC or other media players.

The skip is consistent, at the same time; for instance, the one just now that provoked this post skips at 0?14? every time. When this happens, the skip count is incremented, so gmusicbrowser definitely doesn't think it's reached the end of the track.

This happens with probably about a dozen tracks out of almost ten thousand in my collection, but of course they are among my favorites.

The behavior did not always exist; for example, the track this evening did play successfully 4 times (at some point in the past). Once a track starts skipping, it seems irreversible.

Any idea what's going on here, or what I can do to fix it?

This is gmusicbrowser 1.1.9, using gstreamer for output, on Linux Mint 15 Olivia.
Thanks for the great player. Long time user, first-time poster...

By default, I like to have all my music on shuffle, except for a few tags (broken tracks, redundancies, Christmas music, etc.).

I set up a playlist called "Everyday", defined as:

All of: Label broken isn't set; Label redundant isn't set; Label skip isn't set, etc.

When I do that, all my tracks are in the playlist, even the ones with those labels set.

When I switched to Any of: to my surprise, it worked — a couple of weeks ago. Today, I was surprised with some spoken word and Christmas music. Any of: seems to have changed, but All of: is still the same.

Am I doing something wrong? Is this a gmusicbrowser bug? Advice greatly appreciated.

tl;dr: How can I build a playlist based on negative filtering of labels?