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Is it a way to put DeadBeef to sound menu instead of Rhythmbox?

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how to

First install deadbeef - you should check the authors launchpad website for precompiled versions of deadbeef. At the time of writing this, no 12.10 or later version was available:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexey-smirnov/deadbeef
sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install deadbeef 

add deadbeef to sound indicator

Using dconf-editor you can add deadbeef to the sound indicator:

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add volume control options

To add the volume controls you need to compile from the MPRIS plugin from source.

important note - this was highly unstable for me on 64bit ubuntu causing deadbeef to continually crash and I dont recommend you do so.

sudo apt-get install deadbeef-plugins-dev git

Next download the mpris plugin source from github

git clone
cd DeaDBeeF-MPRIS-plugin
sudo make install

If you want to remove Rhythmbox from the sound indicator then the linked Q&A will help

Linked Questions:

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Your instructions are out-of-date. The PPA does not support 12.10 and the MPRIS plugin is no longer available on SourceForge. Can you please update your post with a working method to install the MPRIS plugin? – Dune Dec 4 '12 at 17:43
@Dune - updated - however you should note, no 12.10 version exists. – fossfreedom Dec 4 '12 at 22:38
Thank you very much! If I can help it I don't want to build this plugin from source. If you've already built the plugin, would you mind uploading the .so file somewhere? I am using the x64 version of DeadBeeF on 12.10 x64. – Dune Dec 6 '12 at 0:45

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