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The newest version of rhythmbox (2.95) should have a Grilo UPnP plugin, but I can't find it in Rhythmbox and it is not enabled or available by default. I installed rhythmbox 2.95 according to this instruction in Ubuntu 11.10. The rhythmbox-plugin-coherence is not in the normal repositories anymore and so I thought it would be great to have the new rhythmbox version with pre-installed (?) Grilo plugin instead of installing from another repository.

Or do I need to install the Grilo plugin with another repository (ppa:grilo-team/ppa) in Ubuntu?

Update July 2012:
Did anybody try it with Rhythmbox 2.96 (or via ppa Rhythmbox 2.97) in Ubuntu 12.04 and the the Grilo plugin (from ppa:grilo-team/ppa)? With the normal install of Rhytmbox 2.96 and 2.97 (without additional Grilo plugin from the ppa:grilo-team/ppa) I have not seen any UPnP support. I have not had time to install the Grilo plugin yet.

Update October 2012 No grilo UPnP plugin with rhythmbox 2.98 (via ppa).

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I got an answer, but ...: If the plug-in is installed properly it should appear on the list when you select Edit > Plug-ins. The PPA may be the best way to get the latest updates and no matter what method you use make sure the plug-in is compatible with the version of Ubuntu and Rythmbox in use .As you know Rythmbox is not the default player in 11.10. – Filbuntu Mar 1 '12 at 2:04
But: If I understand you right, I have to install the grilo plugins (grilo-0.1-plugins) in addition to the new rhythmbox. Or should it come along with the new rhythmbox installation (through the ppa:webupd8team/rhythmbox)? Well, I installed grilo-0.1-plugins (with libgrilo-0.1 (0.1.18-1~oneiric2), libgupnp-av-1.0-2 (0.8.0-2), libtracker-sparql-0.10-0 (0.10.24-1build2), libunistring0 (0.9.3-4)) from the ppa:grilo-team/ppa. Unfortunately there has not been an new plugin (e.g. Grilo plugin) within rhythmbox (Edit>Plug-ins). So I added grilo-0.1-tools, then gir1.0-grilo-0.1, but no effect neither. – Filbuntu Mar 1 '12 at 2:07
How do I know whether the plug-ins are compatible with Ubuntu 11.10? What next? – Filbuntu Mar 1 '12 at 2:07
It seems that nobody knowledgeable read this post so far, so I tried to install the rhythmbox-plugin-coherence package, but was not successful, either. This is leads to the next question. – Filbuntu Mar 8 '12 at 8:25
i think you need to compare current Ubuntu version against current Upstream version. It is unlikely Ubuntu has the absolute latest Rythmbox version. – Thomas Ward Jul 3 '12 at 17:21
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Check out this howto from here:

I got it working myself quite well after that...

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Peachy Nov 20 '12 at 1:53
@Peter The installation of the grilo plugin works great. But I was disappointed as I thought rhythmbox would share the music on the computer to other clients, e.g. an Mediaplayer-box. But it seems that the plugin only helps to receive UPnP-music and let it play in rhythmbox. :-( – Filbuntu Nov 30 '12 at 13:22

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