Rhythmbox is the default music player included in Ubuntu 10.10 and previous. It was temporarily replaced by Banshee in 11.04, but makes a comeback in 12.04.

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Music Applications crash the moment I interact with device

I've tried Rhythmbox, Banshee and Clementine. On Rhythmbox, everytime I click on my device on the menu to the left, Rhythmbox just closes. Same with Banshee. For Clementine, the moment I click "Copy ...
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Ipod syncing with 14.04?

Anyone have any fixes for this? I have tried to do this in Rhythmbox but I don;t even have the option to work on my Ipod as it doesn't show up. I read about Banshee and tried that. So now the Ipod ...
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How select a custom folder hierarchy when extracting MP3s in Rhythmbox?

I like to organize my music in folders named: AlbumArtist/Year - AlbumName/TrackNum - TrackName.mp3 Unfortunately in Rhythmbox Preferences → Music tab it is not possible to do it. There is less ...
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Import radio stations in Rhythmbox

I know Rhythmbox stores all kind of information in ~/.local/share/rhythmbox/rhythmdb.xml. All entries with type="iradio" are radio stations. I would like to import radio stations from TuneIn. My ...
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Normalize all audio files before copying to an iPod

I know how to normalize a song to 100%, but I'd like this to happen automatically before copying the files on my iPod, via Rhythmbox. So, I imagine a process like this: create my own playlist when ...
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Rhythmbox stops responding when unused

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, and now when I open Rhythmbox and leave it minimized without music playing, when I un-minimize it, it shows that it's not responding. I can only force-quit it, ...
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Is it possible to create keyboard shortcuts that are specific to Rhythmbox?

I want to be able to use Ctrl+Space both to play/pause Rhythmbox, when that window has focus, and for Eclipse's content assist. Right now I'm controlling Rhythmbox by setting Ctrl+Space as the ...
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Synching iphone with banshee/rhythmbox ubuntu 14.04

I think I have this bug. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rhythmbox/+bug/1132215?comments=all Any app crashes as soon as it tries to interact with it (ex: drag and dropping a file to it's ...
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Custom Columns in Rhythmbox

I would like to be able add custom columns in Rhythmbox for things like "Version" and "Grouping". Is there a .ui file in /usr/share/rhythmbox or elsewhere that I need to edit in order to do this; and ...
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How do I play just one song in Rhythmbox?

In Windows Media Player, when I right click one song and then click play, it plays just one song (it doesn't advance to the next track when song finishes), and when I double click a song, it plays the ...
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Rhythmbox starts playing last song on album

This feels like a silly question, but I have a habit of navigating to my music directory using Nautilus, navigating to an album folder and using Ctrl + A then Return to play, which launches Rhythmbox. ...
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Why cant I transfer music to my devices SD Card?

This is the first time I have had to ask for help in Ubuntu. When I connect my Nokia Lumia 625 it mounts and even comes up in Rhythmbox (sweet). However when I check properties the SD card is showing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, Rhythmbox, missing gstreamer1.0-libav (i386) plugin dependencies

I've recently updated Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 (64 bit version). The problem that I've noticed is that Rhythmbox cannot play ALAC (m4a) files. Also, when I run some radio stations, the systems complains ...
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Problem with m4a files

Rhythmbox, vlc and totem instantly crash when opening a m4a file. When I run rhythmbox -d and play a m4a file, I receive this message: (rhythmbox:9023): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: ...
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How to PERMANENT remove Rhythmbox, VLC etc under sound

While using dconf. it temporarily removes but always reappear or reset and these media player sit just under sound menu. Ubuntu sound menu option looks like dogs tail. Never gonna be straight. I have ...
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12.04 to 14.04 music files with the wrong names

Ok I just went from 12.04 to 14.04 and when I opened my music player (rhythmbox) all the songs wore messed up and had the wrong names. I un-installed the music player and re-installed it along with ...
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Rhythmbox problem when resuming podcast playback

I use Rhythmbox to manage and download my music podcasts. The problem here is when I'm listening a episode and I have to pause it, then I cannot resume the playback anymore. Play/pause button or ...
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Rhythmbox control buttons not displayed properly

After an upgrade to Kubuntu 14.04 and to Rhythmbox 3.02 the control buttons in the upper left corner (play/stop, next/previous song, repeat, shuffle) and other icons (music library, libre.fm etc.) are ...
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Getting a drive to automount on startup [duplicate]

I've got a drive (well, a separate partition actually) that has my music on it, and in theory I should just be able to hit play in Rhythmbox and it'll work. But for some reason, I need to personally ...
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Is Rhythmbox constantly downloading MP3 files while playing them?

I observed a strange phenomenon with my Rhythmbox: it seems that Rhythmbox is constantly downloading a MP3 file while playing it. My setup My home server (hostname nas) which host the MP3 files uses ...
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What's the difference between a programme like Media Tomb and Samba

I initially found it difficult to get any music player to play my collection which is located on a NAS connected to my Windows desktop. What is the difference between the role that Media Tomb and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Rhytym Box dependencies cannot be resolved [duplicate]

I installed 14.04 and now when I try to play some music it shows me to install some plugins. When I allow it to download, it gives me following error Package dependencies cannot be resolved ...
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'Add To Rhythmbox Play Queue' Nautilus Plugin

I have been using windows for a long time. And now I have moved on to ubuntu. I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. And, unity is my DE. I like to have an option similar to 'Enqueue in Winamp' whenever I right ...
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Rhythm Box - Ogg Vorbis Ubuntu 14.04

Okay I've looked at a bunch of other posts from prior versions of Ubuntu. My issue is, since I updated, I can't extract from a CD into Ogg Vorbis format. It says that Rhythm Box needs to install ...
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Audio/Video seems to play in a much faster rate in Rhythmbox [closed]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed. After successfully update of my plugins, audio/video seems to play in a much faster rate without sound. For example in 1 second, 3 seconds of music are played. And also ...
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How can I make Rythmbox (or Banshee) scan a specific directory for .is_audio_player

I would like to configure (or cheat) Rhythmbox to treat an arbitrary directory (network share), so that I can automatically use it to send my music there (and convert it to suitable formats using ...
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Sound coming after stopping rythmbox

I was playing songs for approx. 25 mins and meanwhile I was working with too many pacakges like torrent downloader,Eclipse, Firefox ,File Browser and some other apps when I Stopped Rythmbox It didn't ...
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Sound problems in Ubuntu 14.04

I am having problems using my audio ports in Ubuntu 14.04. I didnt notice this before, because I use wireless speakers and they use a USB port. But today I tried to use my headphones and I heard ...
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Is there a command to pause the native Ubuntu sound player?

So under my volume drop down menu, I have Spotify, Rhythmbox and VLC: Here I can pause and play the various different applications. My question is, is there a command to pause the one that is ...
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How to add music to an iPod Nano 4th Generation

I've been trying to sync music to my Black iPod Nano 4th Generation (Model MB754) with Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I've tried using Clementine and Rhythmbox to add music. The music syncs fine and appears in ...
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Editing songs' meta-data INCLUDING the album art

RhythmBox is able to edit most, but I also need to override the default/downloaded image of the album art that's displayed when the song is played. Please tell how to do so through RhythmBox (though ...
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Rhythmbox Refuses to start

I recently opened rhythmbox, tried to play a song, and it froze. I killed it, but now it won't start at all. Running from the terminal gives me (rhythmbox:3676): Rhythmbox-CRITICAL **: Timeout was ...
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How to close Rhythmbox [duplicate]

Do not laugh me I know where is close button !!!!!!!!! But when I open mp3 file by Rythmbox, when I want to close that by clicking the close button. The window disappear, but the music is still ...
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Rhythmbox will not start

I have recently uninstalled Rhythmbox on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop, through the Ubuntu Software Center and, because it still appeared under the sound icon, I ran the command sudo apt-get purge rhythmbox ...
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Can't sync music on Nexus 4 with rhythmbox

My LG Nexus 4 phone running Andriod 4.4.3 will not sync music with rhythmbox, banshee, or clementine with my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. When attached via USB2 or USB3 I can mount the file system on ...
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Audio applications not playing on 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 from scratch, overwriting 13.10. Ever since then, I haven't been able to play audio in most desktop media applications: Spotify, Rhythmbox, Pithos, Banshee...all of ...
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How could Rhythmbox deal with multiple-disc albums

Title pretty much says it all. My Rhythmbox confuses the first disc of the Les Miserables soundtrack deluxe edition with the second disc, the effect being that the song titles are all wrong. Look at ...
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Starting Rhythmbox via crontab

I'm getting tired of this issue now, because every version of Ubuntu needs to be treated in another way, but in 14.04 I don't know what to do anymore. My problem: My PC is starting automatically ...
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Can Rhythmbox sync to a subfolder of my Android phone?

I'd like to try using Rhythmbox to sync my music. I created the ".is_music_player" file on the root of the microSD so it is detected by Rhythmbox and I can sync my music. But when I sync, it syncs to ...
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The ArtSearch plugin has been deactivated in Rhythmbox.

I want to install Album Art Search in the Rhythmbox. Like But when I select the plug-in appear for me error: Conflicting plugin found. The ArtSearch plugin has been deactivated See the pic I ...
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Certain programs will run but not open

When opening, say VLC or qBittorrent, they will appear in the Launcher (taskbar) but will not open the GUI to let me interact with the program. The name doesn't appear at the top, even. If I click ...
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Rhythmbox required plugin could not be found

Ubuntu 12.04 contains Rhythmbox and a video player. These tend to give me an error when I try to play, say, an .mp3 file. Required plugin not found: Python (v2.7) requires to install plugins to play ...
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Where is the sound menu on Rhythmbox. r

Where do you click to open it? There is no sound.We just got Ubuntu yesterday and I know literally NOTHING about where to find things...I'm accustomed to Windows Media Player. And is it worth ...
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Failure to succesfully sync an iPod using Rhythmbox on Ubuntu 14.04

After a day of trying to figure out how to get this sync going I found out a few things: For some reason there has been a lot of trouble syncing iPods with Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 14.04, lots of people ...
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How can I get Rhythmbox to display the correct album cover art?

I am an XP user who is exploring Linux OSs and apps - so I am not familiar with terminal commands and would like answers in plain English! Using Rhythmbox 2.96 I can find and play the music tracks I ...
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Is there a plugin for Rhythmbox to exit on close?

Is there a way for me to get Rhythmbox to exit when I press the exit button? If not, is there a way to remove the exit button all together? I keep getting tripped up trying to close the music ...
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Problem with MP3s converted in Sound COnverter to GoGear Aria 8G losing artist & album tags

I have Ubuntu 12.04.4 and a Phillips GoGear Aria 8G. If I download an MP3 from Amazon, NoiseTrade, or an artist's website, I can just plug in my player via USB and drag the files over with no problem. ...
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Access advanced features and commands of GUI from rhythmbox-client?

Does rhythmbox-client include actions like loading a playlist and playing it, viewing playlists or list of songs, shuffling the playlist and current play order? Basically can I do everything i can do ...
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Rhythmbox crashes after trying to sync with Ipod [closed]

I just recently upgraded my system from 13.10 to 14.04 and my Rhythmbox crashes any time I simply try to view the songs carried by the Ipod. I have never had this problem before, any suggestions?
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Accessing menus in Rhythmbox on Gnome

I have two machines running Ubuntu - one has Gnome Ubuntu, the other Xubuntu. Both have been recently upgraded to 14.04. On Xubuntu, Rhythmbox has both a menu and a sort of "settings" button on the ...