First of all, this is not a rhythmbox issue, but a pulseaudio one.
Everytime I click on next song (in rhythmbox or amarok), the master volume drops about 25 percent. Once the volume goes to 0, the volume cannot be modified without going into sound preferences and unmuting the volume for the application.
This is *very* annoying. Basically, it means that everytime I click on next song, I need to follow that with 2 or 3 hits of up volume. Annoying.
Anyone have a solution to this? Should I just dump pulseaudio and go back to alsa?