Fixing Rhythmbox

  2007-08-09


It didn’t take long before I found a problem with Rhythmbox.* It couldn’t figure out the MIME type for half of Blonde Redhead’s newest album 23 (download it from emusic).

The simple fix was: rm -R ~/.gnome2/rhythmbox

This deletes your playlists and Rhythmbox’s database which is kind of annoying, but upon starting Rhythmbox is happily re-indexed all of my music automatically.

This command might work just as well:``

rm ~/.gnome2/rhythmbox/rhythmdb.xml

…it just removes the database file.

* I’m using Rhythmbox 0.10.1 on Debian Sid.