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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Sound Not Working after 15.04 Update

The system audio and headphones/speakers aren't working for the default Videos application or the VLC Player, but it is working for the Rhythmbox Music Player. This happens even when the same file is ...
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How do I install third-party rhythmbox plugins?

Now that the dust has settled and Rhythmbox has become (again) the default music-media player in 12.04 & 12.10, I'm interested in extending its functionality. For example, the default lyric ...
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Can't copy my music from Rhythmbox to my iPhone

I am using Rhythmbox (2.96) using a iphone 4.2.1. I installed the libimobiledevice sudo apt-get install ipheth-utils libimobiledevice-dev libimobiledevice-utils But when i drag and drop a .mp3 file ...
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after shutting down ubuntu playlists in rhythm box dont work

I created playlists in rhythm box. After shutting down ubuntu and restarting when the playlists are clicked saved songs are not appearing. Also all the files are coming under 'podcasts' in shuffled ...
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Rhythmbox not playing and finding music, Ubuntu 15.04

I had a fresh install yesterday, since then Rhythmbox is not playing as well as not finding music from Musics folder. I have installed Ubuntu-restricted extra, please help I've chosen "File - Add ...
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Rhythmbox keeps repeating same song after play queue is empty

I'm not sure if this is a bug, but whenever Rhythmbox is finished playing all the songs in my play queue it immediately jumps to first song in my music library and keeps playing it over and over. I ...
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Trouble playing and ripping CD audio files on Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit

I'm trying to rip audio files from a CD onto a subdirectory of the Music directory. My Linux 12.04 LTS 32-bit came with Audacity, Brasero, Banshee, and Rhythmbox. (Yes, not one, four players. Go ...
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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 copy files to my ipod using Rhythmbox?

I don't want to sync my Apple Brand product with RhythmBox, I just want to be able to drag and drop MP3s, similar to the way you might apply files to a USB drive. This has in the past worked without ...
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Problem In Playing Audio And Video On Ubuntu 14.04

I have ubuntu 14.04 installed on my pc. When i play songs , it does not sounds clearly. I have I ball 5.1 home theater. However same songs , videos I can play on windows 7 which I have in dual boot ...
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Rhythmbox plugins installation dependency issue

I tried to install plug-ins in Rhytmbox Music player but I get this error http://prntscr.com/5ecetc. The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly: Depends: libc6 (>= ...
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Error updating gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad

Rhythmbox require update but while updating it fails...! It gives the following errors: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.15) but ...
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Media and video aren't working

Rhythmbox (music) and VLC video player aren't working. After pressing the play button Ubuntu is showing an error.
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How Can I install A Rhythmbox Plugin On My Ubuntu VPS?

I am trying to install a Rhythmbox Plugin (File Organizer https://launchpad.net/rb-fileorganizer) on my VPS Ubuntu installation. On the desktop, I would be required to open the folder then double ...
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How can I open a menu with a shortcut key if no shortcut key exists for the menu?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to open/drop-down the sound menu/indicator, in order e.g. to see the currently playing song? If not, how could I set one?
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Is it possible to copy a playlist from my iPod to Rhythmbox?

I have an iPod that has some songs and a playlist on it. I have Rhythmbox, which references my computer, which contains some of the same songs that are on the iPod. I would like to duplicate 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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How do I select which files are shown in Rhythmbox?

I have Ubuntu 12.04, and it came with Rhythmbox. Now I want to put some music on my computer, so I opened Rhythmbox, and it's displaying a long list of files from various places on my computer. I'm ...
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Rhythmbox and Banshee don't play music but sound works in browser

I've installed Banshee and Rhythmbox to play radio music, but both refuse to do so. I can play radio in the browser, but prefer not to. In Rhythmbox I get the message: Couldn't start playback - ...
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Alsamixer or Pulseaudio reverts PCM channel level to 100% in 14.04

Can anybody help me figuring out why every time I change volume with media keys, or restart my Dell E1405, the PCM slider goes up to 100%? How do I make it stay at 81% (which is one step below the red ...
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adding pls to rhythmbox

I try to add .pls radio station to rhythmbox. I download the file and I click music>import file but nothing happen. I added one station before and it works fine but now it simply does not work. Also ...
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How to make Rhythmbox stop continuous auto playing songs

Every time I choose only one song from Files, Rhythmbox keeps playing the songs I listened to them before. Anyway to make Rhythmbox stop doing that?
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Can I exclude files from Rhythmbox library by filetype?

I use Band-in-a-box ("BIAB") to create backing tracks to practice my guitar-playing, and keep the source files (filetype .MGU) created by BIAB in the same folder as the MP3 files derived from them. ...
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Various programmes crashing frquently - could be an issue with the system?

About a week ago Firefox started crashing very frequently, 20 to 30 times a day. On random pages, doing random things, sometimes even when it is minimised. I ran the updates and checked the system for ...
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Rhythmbox Extract Speed

How can you specify the extract speed in Rhythmbox 3.1? I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 64bit and Rhythmbox's extract speed is really slow ripping a music CD. How do you speed that up? Thanks
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Way to skip, pause songs rhythmbox when screen locked?

How can I skip a song when teh screen is locked? I use the short cut keys when its not locked, and I hate having to log back in when screen is locked just to skip a song.
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Is there a limit on the play queue in Rhythmbox?

Rhythmbox just crashed on my Ubuntu 14.04 system on a Dell GX620. The Dell has integrated sound and 4 GB RAM. The action that apparently provoked the crash was: I dragged and dropped three files from ...
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Embedding Tags in Rhythmbox Properties…Is it Possible?

I am currently ripping my entire CD collection and use Picard to do the auto-retagging before I add the files to my Rhythmbox library. Occasionally Picard tags mp3s/flacs incorrectly (an album cover ...
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Rhythmbox Not Playing/Importing MP3 Files After Installing ubuntu-restricted-extras

Running Ubuntu GNOME and just upgraded to 15.04. I'm having trouble importing .mp3 files into Rhythmbox. Whenever I try and select my ~/Music/ folder that has the .mp3 files, I can just see the files ...
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Rhythmbox doesn't add/import MP3s from ~/Music on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, all my music is located in /home/user/Music/, e.g. /home/user/Music/Back to The Future. I run Rhythmbox and try to import all MP3s to the player, but nothing ...
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Can't find music transferred from RhythmBox to iPhone

I've transferred a single song to my iPhone 5 through RhythmBox from my Ubuntu PC, however, when I open the "Music" app, it's not showing there. But in RhythmBox, it does show it's present. ...
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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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Rhythmbox 3.0.2 Crashing when trying to Install Additional Software

I have recently Installed Ubuntu Mate 14.04.2 LTS. During the install I chose to not install proprietary software during the OS install. I wanted to slowly walk into any proprietary with awareness. I ...
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Rhythmbox: Cannot edit properties

Could you help me out with a noob problem? I used to be able to edit song properties in Rhythmbox (14.04) via generic user GUI stuff. Right click, hit edit properties, type what you need to, right? ...
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How do I set album artwork?

My music goes back and forth from iTunes to Rhythmbox via Dropbox. All of my songs have their artwork showing in iTunes but some don't when I'm back in Ubuntu. I don't know how to set the artwork in ...
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Ubuntu 14 Sound Intermittently stops and no sound on youtube

I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with no problens until last week after running some updates, my sound started acting odd: Using Rhythmbox, sound will intermittently stop working. Sometimes it ...
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Rhythmbox crashes when trying to access iPhone

Everytime when I connect my iPhone 5 (iOS 8.3) to my notebook running Ubuntu 14.04, Rhythmbox instantly crashes. Looking at /var/log/syslog reveals the following error: rhythmbox[20146]: segfault at ...
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Rhythmbox Plugin To Browse Your Music By Folders

Rhythmbox is good player but there is no choice to browse music file in folder browser. Is there a workaround available?
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How long does Rhythmbox keep podcast? How do I schedule a automatic cleanup?

I guess my question is fairly straight forward: How long does Rhythmbox keep podcast? How do I schedule a automatic cleanup? I don't seem to see any way to set a limit in how many days a podcast is ...
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An easy way to delete a file in Rhythmbox play queue

When I listen music, I want to delete a file if the music in play queue is not good to me. But there is only 'remove from play list'. This is not what I want. I want to delete the file. Clicking ...
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Sort playlist by track rating Rhythmbox in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I want to sort the playlist by track rating in Rhythmbox. I found this answer, and added Rating to visible columns , but can't find any option to sort (just clicking on the columns does nothing). ...
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Why is ubuntu sending data to Musicbrainz?

I have noticed that every time a song with some missing meta data field (tag) is playing on rhythmbox, my computer sends a request to MusicBrainz and MusicBrainz reply with an xml containing the meta ...
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How to make Rhythmbox toggle between pause and play with spacebar?

When ever i press Space in Rhythmbox the song starts over instead of going on pause and when its on pause and i press Space the song starts over again instead of resuming from where it left of. So my ...
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How to import `mp3` files in rhythmbox music player?

How can I import MP3 files into Rhythmbox music player? Here's what I've tried: sudo apt-get restricted extras
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Rhythmbox syncing windows games sound files. Any way to use windows media player on ubuntu?

I've PC with dual OS , windows and Ubuntu. I installed windows for games, also i installed lots of games in windows. Except gaming i do every work on Ubuntu so i spend more time on Ubuntu. Now problem ...
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Syncing music between Ubuntu and iPhone does not work [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 and iPhone 5s. Connecting iPhone via USB cable mounts the device and I can open it in Ubuntu. Syncing photos with Shotwell works fine. Both Rhythmbox and Banshee also recognize the iPhone ...
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Does RhythmBox have any command line interface or method of interprocess communication?

I'd really like to communicate with rhythmbox with a web server so I can remotely change the music playing from my smartphone. Is there a command-line interface for rhythmbox to do things like the ...
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how to transfer music to iphone 4?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and I updated my iPhone 4's iOS to 7.0.4 (NOT Jail-broken) but I can't sync music using rhythmbox or any other tool, although my iPhone is detected when I plug it (new windows ...
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Stream and Control Music from Ubuntu to Android

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.10, and an Android 2.3.4 (Samsung Galaxy Fit). I connect my Android to a speaker far away from me. I want to stream music from my laptop using Rhythmbox to my phone. ...
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Sync music to bq ubuntu sd card with rhythmbox

I've installed new libmtp (ubuntu 14.04) from there (https://launchpad.net/~fossfreedom/+archive/ubuntu/libmtp) and rhythmbox now can view bq device and sync music but there's a problem... syncs to ...