[gstreamer-bugs] [Bug 577715] New: gstreamer skips randomly in 16kbps tracks

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  GStreamer | don't know | Ver: 0.10.x
           Summary: gstreamer skips randomly in 16kbps tracks
           Product: GStreamer
           Version: 0.10.x
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: All
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: major
          Priority: Normal
         Component: don't know
        AssignedTo: gstreamer-bugs at lists.sourceforge.net
        ReportedBy: fatman at crackmonkey.us
         QAContact: gstreamer-bugs at lists.sourceforge.net
     GNOME version: Unspecified
   GNOME milestone: Unspecified

Please describe the problem:
I searched but couldn't find this, apologies if it's been reported already.

This corresponds to bug 295834 on Launchpad
(https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gstreamer0.10/+bug/295834). I'm
using Rhythmbox as my audio file player.

Sebastien Bacher claims that this is a gstreamer bug. I don't get skipping in
the same track as the original reporter (Malachi) does, but gstreamer will
randomly end playback of a 16kbps file, which is maddening when listening to

Sebastien said someone experiencing the bug should report it upstream, so here
is my bug report.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Download a 16kbps MP3 file (for instance,
2. Play file in gstreamer-enabled player of choice (Rhythmbox in my case).

Actual results:
The MP3 ends prematurely and goes to the next file in the playlist. If you
reload the MP3 file and go back to just before it skipped, it will play
normally past the previous skip location, until it randomly decides to skip

Expected results:
The MP3 file plays to the end.

Does this happen every time?

Other information:
I need to correct my version info. I'm using Gnome v2.24.1 (which I didn't
select because it's not in the list). I'm using Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid). My
gstreamer versions (sorry, don't know which package I should report):

$ dpkg -l | grep gstreamer
ii  gstreamer0.10-alsa                         0.10.21-3ubuntu0.1              
       GStreamer plugin for ALSA
ii  gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg                       0.10.5-1                        
       FFmpeg plugin for GStreamer
ii  gstreamer0.10-gnomevfs                     0.10.21-3ubuntu0.1              
       GStreamer plugin for GnomeVFS
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad                  0.10.8-1                        
       GStreamer plugins from the "bad" set
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-base                 0.10.21-3ubuntu0.1              
       GStreamer plugins from the "base" set
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-apps            0.10.21-3ubuntu0.1              
       GStreamer helper programs from the "base" se
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-good                   
       GStreamer plugins from the "good" set
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly                 0.10.9-1ubuntu0.1               
       GStreamer plugins from the "ugly" set
ii  gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio                     
       GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
ii  gstreamer0.10-schroedinger                 1.0.5-1                         
       GStreamer plugin for encoding/decoding of Di
ii  gstreamer0.10-tools                        0.10.21-4                       
       Tools for use with GStreamer
ii  gstreamer0.10-x                            0.10.21-3ubuntu0.1              
       GStreamer plugins for X11 and Pango
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0            0.10.21-3ubuntu0.1              
       GStreamer libraries from the "base" set
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0                         0.10.21-4                       
       Core GStreamer libraries and elements

I'm not using any special builds, these are all in the standard Ubuntu

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