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 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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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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How can I reset all Rhythmbox preferences and library information?

Background: I cannot figure out how to make Rhythmbox scan ONLY the folder with my music in it. I want to delete all of its settings and start over. What do I have to do to make Rhythmbox think it's ...
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How to browse by album art in rhythmbox?

How do I browse album covers in Rhythmbox? I'm looking for how to browse album art in newer versions of Rhythmbox I tried Rhythmarty plug in but I think it's very old so it can't be used, it does ...
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How do I change the Sound Menu's default music player?

I'm running Maverick at the moment and the default music player is Rhythmbox. It interfaces with the panel through the sound menu, so you can see it playing like this: I know that, in Natty, ...
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How can I find duplicate songs?

The title says it all. How can I detect duplicates in my media library?
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Rhythmbox still plays songs after exit

Is there anyway to get Rhythmbox to stop playing the current track when it closes without first pausing/stopping the song manually?
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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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How do I edit the list of music library locations in Rhythmbox?

I previously set Rhythmbox to include a few different locations. Now following changes to my directory structure, I'd like to reflect these changes in Rhythmbox. But when I go to "Library Location", I ...
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How do you edit the “Preferred Format” settings in Rhythmbox?

In Rhythmbox's Preferences, you can change the "Preferred Format" for Music to MPEG Layer 3 Audio, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, or MPEG 4 Audio. However, despite there being a Settings button, it does not become ...
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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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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't enable Rhythmbox's Google Music Plugin

I tried to install Google Play Music Plugin for Rhythmbox. I ended up by getting the plugin installed but I can't enable it. :c I have: Ubuntu 13.04 x32 Gnome 3.8 Thanks in advance
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How can I start RhythmBox minimized?

Does anyone know how to start RhythmBox in quiet mode?
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How to add Rhythmbox controls to the sound menu?

I recently installed a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit on my notebook. I personally prefer Rhythmbox over Banshee so I searched for and installed it from the Ubuntu Software Center. (including ...
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How do I sync iPhone 4 in rhythmbox?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I have a iPhone 4 with iOS 5.1 that I just recently jailbroke. I was wondering if there was anyway that I can sync my music to my iPhone?
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Why is Rhythmbox becoming the default (again)?

So, it seems with 12.04, they're switching back to Rhythmbox, after switching from Rhythmbox a year ago. I don't get why. They say that it's because of a blocking bug in GTK3# (if I understand that ...
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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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Zune + Ubuntu, What are my options?

I have a Zune HD (don't ask). Is there any alternative to using this in Ubuntu besides creating a virtual Windows environment (in say Virtual Box or VMWare) and running the Zune software there?
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Recording the radio streaming of Radiotray or Rhythmbox

I have checked the other questions before asking this one. I am using radiotray for the streaming and wish to record the streams of di.fm. I tried the trick with pulseaudio volume settings for ...
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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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13.04 stopped playing streams in Rhythbox and totem

The stream does not play in Rhythmbox nor totem. It played fine before the upgrade; it looks like a regression from an earlier report about the same. The streams play in mplayer and play fine when ...
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Rhythmbox is missing last.fm and libre.fm like button in 12.04

I've just updated and those buttons are gone. Any ideas how I can have these buttons back? There is a duplicated question over here but it was closed as off topic.
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what's the name of the program/app/daemon that “plays” music in rhythmbox when i try to quit it with close button?

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-shell and "mediaplayer-extension" from https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/55/. When i hit the close button on a music player, like rhythmbox 2.9x, it hides ...
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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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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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Rhythmbox 2.98 crashes all the time

The default version of rhythmbox is 2.98 and it always crashes after a long period of pause of playing. How can i upgrade this version to a newer one?
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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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How to assign hot-keys to control Rhythmbox?

I wish to assign Ctrl+Space to rhythmbox play/pause but cannot figure out how to do so using the keyboard menu, for whenever I try, it is disabled for i do not know what i am meant to type into the ...
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How does one clear the Rhythmbox music library database?

How do I wipe the music database of Rhythmbox? I have imported lots of music into Rhythmbox. Now I want Rhythmbox to forget everything that I've imported.
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Music player that supports multiple genres

Is there a music player for Ubuntu that either supports multiple genres or has a plug-in to support them? Say I have a song with the genre "Metal/Instrumental" (the separator isn't really important). ...
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What happened to Last.FM radio service in Rhythmbox?

My Last.FM stations stopped working last week - I assume it is due to their protocol upgrade: We're writing you to let you know that there will soon be a change to Last.fm radio that may affect ...
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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 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 do I stream music to my AirTunes?

I have used PulseAudio, but it sometimes works, sometimes it does not... Also my Rhythmbox doesn't play the songs sometimes and just hangs there paused. Is there a more stable option to stream and ...
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Banshee and Rhythmbox crash when trying to connect Android device

This happens with both Rythmbox and Banshee, but I'd prefer to solve the problem with Banshee, as that is the player that suits me better. When I run Banshee, and connect my Android device using PTP, ...
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Using Ubuntu desktop as Upnp DMC (Digital Media Controler)

I've just tested Rygel, but as I understand, Rygel is a server. What I am looking for, is to choose the music on my computer (using Rhythmbox for example) and the file (or the stream ?) is send via ...
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Where is music stored in Rhythmbox?

So, Rhythmbox completely broke my ipod and corrupted the music libraries. While I was trying to fix it, I made the mistake of (accidentally) removing all the music via right-click->remove from my ...
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How to install Rhythmbox Spotify plugin?

Is there an easy way to install the Spotify plugin for Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 12.04? I can only find links to recompile Rhythmbox completely and the instructions aren't very clear.
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How can I get rhythmbox to see that different albums with the same name are different?

I have both Greatest Hits by the Offspring and Greatest Hits by Queen in my Rhythmbox library. When I sort by album, it looks like this: How can I tell get rhythmbox to sort by album in such a way ...
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How to integrate Rhythmbox to play Internet Radio?

I have been very fond of the sound menu integration that can be done via Last.fm and the present radio stations. I wanted to know a way to listen to JazzRadio or for that matter any radio on the ...
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I cant configure rhythmbox as gobject-introspection 1 is not installed

Previously I advised someone on how to upgrade to Rhythmbox to version 2.99.1 here. However they couldn't upgrade due to gobject-introspection-1.0 not being installed. I couldn't help them. Now, ...
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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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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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Access Windows 7 Media Streaming

I wish to be able to see and stream music to my Ubuntu 10.04 installation through Rhythmbox. I have enabled media streaming in Windows 7 and I can see Rhythmbox as an allowed device. I have installed ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How can I set up multiple libraries in Rhythmbox?

I'd like to separate my music into multiple libraries to better organize it, but anything I can find seems to be outdated. Does it still require hacky solutions to do this or is it easier now?