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When I use Rhythmbox, I see the currently played song in the sound notification area, is there some way to get the song that is playing on there?

I currently use the official program.

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I can't say for the official Last.FM player, but I know that Tagplayer (a very popular dedicated player) supports this. Also Rhythmbox has a plugin by default. Playing streams through that should also use the sound menu.

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Indeed, both Rhythmbox and Banshee support that. – Martin Ueding May 5 '11 at 20:39

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