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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How can I make rhythmbox open maximised initially?

When I launch Rhythmbox I always have to go to the panel indicator and choose to show rhythmbox. I have looked at the preferences and see no option to make it show as default. Can this be done?
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Rhythmbox won't import or play flac files

I have a new installation of 12.04 and I just copied over all my music to the ~/Music folder. Rhythmbox found all the mp3 and ogg files, but it refuses to import flac files. They simply do not appear ...
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Get track information from Internet in 'Rhythmbox'

In Banshee, I would right-click and obtain Track Information, including artist and album updates, from the internet. This is explained in this Q&A - the lastfm-fingerprint extension: Can ...
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Ripping MP3s in Rhythmbox Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit)?

I installed a couple of days ago Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit). I today tried ripping a CD in the MP3 format. However, whenever I try to rip, it says it is missing an extra multimedia plugin "Gstreamer ...
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Unable to play MP3 or MP4 files in Rhythmbox or Movie Player

I am unable to play any MP3 or MP4 files. When I try to open any MP3 or MP4 file, both show an error, a Python 2.7 plug-in is required.
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Can Empathy show what Rhythmbox track I'm listening to?

There was an MSN Messenger feature that would show what track you were currently listening to. I'm using Rhythmbox as my music player. Does Empathy have this feature?
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Midi files not working on Rhythmbox nor VLC

Rhythmbox 2.96 doesn't run any midi file on Ubuntu 12.04, even after installing GStreamer and Ubuntu Restricted Extras. Rhythmbox-Message: Missing plugin: gstreamer|0.10|rhythmbox-metadata|audio/midi ...
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Is Rhythmbox in active development?

I see this thrown around a lot: "Rhythmbox is great, but too bad it's no longer being actively developed, which is why I switched to Banshee." Can someone please clear this up for me, because the way ...
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Rhythmbox Unity Plugin (control panel) not working

When I start Rhythmbox by clicking the play button in unity control panel (the load gif), or start it manually, the rhythmbox unity plugin does not work. The control panel keeps in the loading state ...
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Access iTunes shares from Rhythmbox?

Its a bit of a tease that I can see iTunes shares on the local network in Rhythmbox, but I'm unable to access them. Is there anything I can do to enable access to function?
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What is the shortcut key to skip a song in rhythmbox?

When Rhythmbox is not active/not focused and when I am on some other application window. How to skip/stop/resume songs that are playing in Rhythmbox. Is there any shortcut key to do that? I know ...
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How do I force Rhythmbox to automatically organise my music files into folders?

How do I force Rhythmbox to automatically organise my music files into folders (corresponding to the artist and album) in Ubuntu 12.04 beta-1. Is this functionality currently missing from the new ...
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How to sort by track ratings in Rhythmbox?

In Banshee, we could sort the songs by star-rating by clicking on the interface itself. This way, I could transfer my starred songs easily onto the ipod and other disks. In RB, how do I show rating ...
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Rhythmbox's not playing music from network share

Rhythmbox's not playing music from network share. When you move seekbar, you can hear sound for half a second though, but then it stops. Plays music just fine from mounted drives. Also tested with ...
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Modify sound indicator menu to hide controls from inactive player or remove it after closeing

I like Spotify's indicator menu which expands whenever the application is open. I don't like Rhythmbox's which shows all the buttons all the time. I'd like to hide the Rew/Play/FF buttons from ...
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How do I downgrade rhythmbox v2.98?

I've been testing out the new WebUpd8 PPA for Rhythmbox which I used to upgrade from Rhythmbox v2.97 to v2.98. However, when I added this PPA, when using my favourite plugins replaygain and coverart-...
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Any Rhythmbox plugin for grooveshark out there?

I can't find a plugin to listen GS on RB for Ubuntu. I currently run 10.04.
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Rhythmbox and Banshee do not start anymore

I searched a little and tried your topic Banshee isn't starting anymore, but I still had no success yet. So I will explain my problem shortly and then post the error-messages: Both players worked ...
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How can I use Rhythmbox to rip high-quality VBR MP3s

I have a few CDs lying around that I'd like to rip and encode in MP3 format using Rhythmbox. After installing the ubuntu-restricted-extras package, one of the options that shows up in Rhythmbox's ...
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How to play BBC 6 music on rhythmbox

How do I get BBC 6 Music radio station to play on Rhythmbox? I get the following pop-up message: Python (v2.7) requires to install plugins to play media files of the following type: text/html ...
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Rhythmbox iPod Issues? [closed]

Basically, when I try and drag a song from my library to any one of my iPods (Classic (2.0.4 Mac), Touch (3.1.2. (7D11)) and Shuffle), nothing happens. It would appear that everything went ok, but ...
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Rhythmbox opens out of focus from Sound Menu

I'm using Ubuntu Natty, though I had noticed this problem in Maverick as well. Because Rhythmbox opens up out of focus, pressing Ctrl-W/Ctrl-Q has the alarming effect of shutting down whatever ...
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No sound after resuming from suspend?

When my system gets to suspension while the song being played, and got resumed from the suspension, I found my Rhythmbox player running but no sound coming even from the system. I had to suspend it ...
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How can i make Rhythmbox recognize song titles and album artists written in Arabic?

I'm new in Ubuntu, I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS x64, and I have some songs in Arabic. Rhythmbox plays them alright but it doesn't show the album artist or the song titles in Arabic Characters. I ...
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Auto Mount Windows Partition in Rhythmbox player

I want that whenever I open Rhythmbox player It will auto mount the Windows Partition where all my music files are placed. Is there anyway I can invoke the mounting of Windows partition in the ....
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Why does Rhythmbox use a different version number?

On Ubuntu 11.10, rhythmbox is 2.90.1, while it seems to be based on the 0.13. Why is this?
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Ubuntu One Music store plugin not working in Rhythmbox

Why did Canonical not update the Ubuntu One Music plugin for Rhythmbox in 11.10? When in 11.10 it's not even an option to install it like in 11.04.
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Automatically copy podcasts onto ipod [closed]

I'd like to be able to plug my 5th gen iPod nano into my Ubuntu 10.04 box and have it sync podcasts. I'd like newly downloaded podcasts to be copied onto the iPod, and played podcasts to be removed ...
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.wav files in Rhythmbox?

The default music player does not play .wav files. Please help me.
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How to remove duplicate tracks from Rhythmbox?

I have Rhythmbox 2.97 on 32bit Ubuntu 12.10. I have a large number of duplicate music entries that don't show up in my music folder. I really would like to know if there's any plugin or any means ...
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How do I delete album tags in multiple files?

I have multiple tracks where I would like to delete the album entry. If I mark them in Rhythmbox and try to edit their tags, I can only change it to something else. If I leave the field empty, it does ...
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Listening to, and changing tracks on another PC on a LAN?

Rhythmbox runs on a PC in my network, and I was wondering if it would be possible to change the track, volume etc from my pc? Both PCs run 10.04. Thanks.
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Are there currently any plans to replace Rhythmbox with Banshee in “Maverick Meerkat” 10.10?

Since years there are rumours that Rhythmbox will be replaced by Banshee as default application in the next Distribution-Release. Are there any plans for it to be replaced? The information that I have ...
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How do I change or delete the album cover image shown in rhythmbox?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed, and I have some wrong covers associated with albums. I've already disabled the cover plug-in, but the wrong covers that were downloaded are still being shown when 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 player....
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Can I sync a Rhythmbox playlist with an mp3 player?

I can't sync a Rhythmbox playlist onto my mp3 player, how can I do this?
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Keep up to date with Rhythmbox?

Since Banshee is going to be replacing Rhythmbox in 11.04, is there a PPA for Rhythmbox so I can still keep up to date with the newest stable builds?
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What is the best way to control music on my PC from my iphone or android?

Apple has a very slick tool, called "Remote.app" that allows you to control music playback on a PC running iTunes, see. It lets you quickly select and queue songs for playback, and adjust the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 “didn't get a playback URI on entry file:///*”

I installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook via Crouton. Everything went great but I got problems with my mp3 playback. I can't play my mp3 files in Rhythmbox. Rhythmbox says "didn't get a playback URI on ...
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Rhythmbox on Ubuntu 13.10

Since I upgraded to 13.10, I cannot export CD tracks in Rhythmbox. It told me "Additional software is required to encode media in your preferred format: Vorbis encoder" I click install, and it loops ...
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Does the iPod Shuffle 4th Gen work well with Rhythmbox?

I'm thinking about getting an iPod Shuffle 4th gen., but if it doesn't work well with Ubuntu 12.04/Rhythmbox it's a no-go. Does anyone have any experiences with this combination? Thank you in ...
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A music player that can handle multiple artist tags

The mp3 format can handle multiple artists per track (in the form of "artist1\artist2"), and as far as I know other modern music formats can do the same thing. However, Rhythmbox (my default music ...
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Rhythmbox playing without sound

I have a clean 12.04 install. Imported my mp3's (from a windows share) into Rhythmbox and although they do appear to be playing no sounds is to be heard. Playing a radio-stream works just fine. ...
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How to sync songs in Rhythmbox with an iPod

I can sync them with Banshee but in Rhythmbox (Am starting again to use it since it will be the default in 12.04) I can see that Rhythmbox can detect the ipod and see the songs but when I try to drag ...
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After synchronizing my iPod nano 6G with banshee or rhythmbox, it appears empty

I want to synchronize my music between Ubuntu 14.04 and my iPod Nano (6th gen). I have read pretty much everything but am still blocked... I tried with Rhythmbox and with Banshee and I get the same ...
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Migrate Rhythbox from one computer to another with different username

I want to migrate Rhythmbox from one computer to another. I have different usernames in both the computers. I will need to carry music files, covers, playcounts, ratings, playlists, etc. Merely ...
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How to enable UPnP coherence plugin in rhythmbox 2.95?

In Ubuntu 10.10 I was using the rhythmbox-plugin-coherence package and I was happy to stream music from Rhythmbox to our internet radio box. But in 11.10 (64Bit) I can not find the package anymore, ...
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Rhythmbox not saving the album art permanently

I run ubuntu 10.10 and use rhythmbox (version 0.13.1) regularly with the albumartsearch plugin installed. However when I change the album art it is only temporary. On moving to the next song it ...
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“Connection error. Please try logging in again” login into Last.FM from Rhythmbox

So, every time I try to login into Last.fm from the plugin in Rhythmbox I get the following error: "Connection error. Please try logging in again" It seems normal since I haven't found a way to ...
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Rhythmbox and metadata

I was wondering whether there is way to make rhythmbox fetch or find metadata automatically online for all the songs in my library. Is such a task possible?