Rhythmbox long delay to start
Submitted by Chris Wilson
Originally reported at https://bugs.launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts/+bug/1029267
On some systems, Rhythmbox can take a very long time (I measured 26 seconds every time) to start. When run through console, I can also see warnings about mDNS not being available. It turns out that when the "DAAP Music Sharing" plugin is disabled in Rhythmbox settings, both the warnings and the long delay go away.
This Ubuntu forums thread talks about the same problem: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1947738
An ordinary user might be puzzled as to why nothing apparently happens when he tries to play some random MP3.
Some possible solutions:
- Fix the long delay with the plugin
- Disable the DAAP plugin by default
- Give the user some feedback that Rhythmbox is starting and what is causing the delay