Your problem is unrelated to the above topic which is solved, so I suggest to open a new topic for your problem
All plugins in the Windows installer should be bundled, so if they suddenly disappear along with your music files, then I would suspect a hardware disk failure.
I'm getting a message the GStreamer plugin is missing but the link you used isn't working. Many of my music files were wiped out. I have them backed up but I don't know how to reload from backup. Can you help? Thank you.
@terrior In Tools / Settings / Behavior. "When double clicking a song will..", you can change "Never start playing" it to start playing.
It will then immediately play the song, although it will still be added to the playlist.
Musixmatch is the only provider we don't use their API directly for searching, because their API requires payment.
So we have to guess the URL for the lyric for a specific song, ie.: https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/Strawbs/Autumn
We probably have to do some sort of conversion for non-latin characters.
If you can find out how to convert the artist and song title to a URL then I can change it in code.
The transfer rate from the NAS to the computer is 11 mb/sec
The (Dell) laptop has an SSD, is an i5 and has 16Gb RAM
Since Friday its been "Updating collection"
Running from a terminal window, it gets to 84850 and then stops. JRiver shows there are 86998 tracks
I can play a track if I click on the file name, but cannot create any Smart Playlists
Don't want to keep bothering you with what seems minor problems
@jonas Yes, indeed. Thanks, all compiled just fine and playing nicely now as I write this. So appreciated, thank you again!.
I notice dsun above saying 'I'm running Manjaro ARM on it and Strawberry is in the software repository.' How do we get Raspberry Pi OS to include it too? - Strawberry is so much better than VLC for music. Nicer UI, album covers, remembers playlists etc etc. It would be a real 'plus' for the RPi community.
I'm not familiar with Kubuntu, what Qt style do they use?
It does not look like standard Fusion style, so maybe they use a buggy custom Qt style.
Try setting the style in appearance settings to fusion.
Again, thank you. I've changed my studio around a bit and basically taken this machine off line. I did learn somethings about using the command line and for that I am very appreciative. Don't worry, as the novice I am I'm sure I'll be back at some point.