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When you stop the music (and it's under the time and percentage you set as counting for skipping) the skip count of the song you were listening to is increased. So that means that when I go away, it's possible that I skip the song I was listening to when I didn't want to. Could you make it so that the skip count only increases on actually skipping the song (i.e. clicking next)?

This matters to me because my weighted random more or less excludes song I skipped.
Questions / Search box
May 09, 2010, 16:36:30
Is it possible to set the default of the search box to "Anything contains"? Now if I want to search for an (album) artist I have to change the filter or search in the artist list directly. It would be much easier if you could just search in every tag for a match, and then if you still want only the artist, you can always click on a track and then filter on artist.


If I set Artist contains Gorillaz, I get 1 song (not from Gorillaz. I don't think it exists but whatever)
If I set Album contains Gorillaz, I get 1 album
If I set Artist contains Gorillaz, I get all their songs
If I set Anything contains Gorillaz, I get all their songs plus the one song that's not theirs

This saves a lot of time switching between all the different settings. Especially since you also have to set the subsettings every time.
And a fix (I think)

The dir has to be created too
Questions / gmusicbrowser on Ubuntu 10.04
April 30, 2010, 12:13:18
When I run gmusicbrowser on Lucid, it doesn't find gstreamer. For the moment I'm using mplayer, but gstreamer always worked fine for me, so I was wondering why it doesn't show up. Maybe I missed some packages?

Oh, and the menu bar (in some themes) looks really shitty with the new Lucid theme. Is there a way to fix that? I don't like the new theme how it is now (because the migration sucks), so it's not your fault.

Those were the first two things I noticed while running gmb (git) in Lucid.

Edit: Found another one. You can't enable the tray icon.

Edit2: Got it. It apparently doesn't install any of the packages here when you do sudo apt-get build-dep gmusicbrowser...

Edit3: Installing those packages fixed the issues with gstreamer and the tray icon. But now the tray icon appears to have a gray background instead of a blackish one. This has been reported at The problem is that it takes the window background as the background for the icon, instead of the menu bar background.

And the gray vs blackish menu ugliness remains too ;)
Questions / Slow Library scanning
April 10, 2010, 15:21:33
When running gmb from the terminal it's usually spamming this while scanning the library:

Use of uninitialized value in subroutine entry at /usr/bin/gmusicbrowser line 488.

And this:

Invalid frameID 'Albu' (lowercase and/or space)
End of tag reached prematurely while reading frame Albu -> skipping rest of tag

Where Albu can also be replaced by Reco or Arti or something else of that form.

Both seem to make scanning a lot slower. I'm not sure if this is of any help, but is there a way to check what songs have invalid tags? It could be the songs that I ripped in FLAC format for example.
Questions / Setting the "Year" tag
February 03, 2010, 16:17:03
Setting the Year once works, but when you try to set it again, it doesn't work anymore. Only happens to me with mp3 files.
Suggestions / Checking for changed files
January 28, 2010, 23:50:24
It's taking quite long in gmusicbrowser to check all the music files, but in gtkpod (program that makes you able to sync your iPod in linux) checking is almost instant. The people at gtkpod have been very helpful to me so far, so you could probably ask them how they do it. Even though it's written in C, you could probably borrow the idea.
When I hover over those two buttons, I see the album tooltips instead of the artist tooltips. Looking through the code, they should be there though.

   $Bfilter->set_tooltip_text( ($aa eq 'artist' ? _"Filter on this artist" : _"Filter on this album") );
   $Bplay  ->set_tooltip_text( ($aa eq 'artist' ? _"Play all songs from this artist" : _"Play all songs from this album") );

I'm using latest git. When clicking the buttons, they work like they should.

Just posting it here, since there's no bug forum ;)
Suggestions / Album artist sorting
December 29, 2009, 19:10:42
When I sort a playlist on "Album artist, Album, Disc, Track", I first get all the Albums for which I didn't set the Album artist tag sorted by Album, and then the Albums with an Album artist sorted by Album artist and then by Album. Could you change it so that the Album artist sorting option works like:

if albumartist is None:
    albumartist = artist;
Questions / Shuffle in last git
November 25, 2009, 17:18:19
I've been using gmb ever since I switched to linux, and it's great. Just wanted to say that first.

Now I ran into a problem using the last git version. I set play order to shuffle and now I'm not able to get out of shuffle mode any more. Not even after restarting the program. Is this a known bug, or is this just me doing something wrong?


Seems to be happening only if I keep the same playlist. ie double clicking on an artist fixes it.