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 can I find duplicate songs?

The title says it all. How can I detect duplicates in my media library?
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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 can I start RhythmBox minimized?

Does anyone know how to start RhythmBox in quiet mode?
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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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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 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 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 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 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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How do I install an equalizer in Rhythmbox?

Previous I have never used rhythmbox by default because it seemed to be lacking in features to me. Just my personal opinion. With rhythmbox back in 12.04 will ubuntu give it some attention to give it ...
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How to migrate from Banshee to Rhythmbox?

As it has been decided, Ubuntu Precise 12.04 will feature Rhythmbox as the default music player. I am aware, that it does not mean that I will not be able to use Banshee, nevertheless I would like to ...
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How to use Rhythmbox python console

Maybe this is obvious and I am missing it, or maybe someone's already written a great guide and my (seeming exhaustive) googling is failing to turn it up, but I cannot figure out for the life of me ...
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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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Can I add an elapsed time bar for Rhythmbox player in the sound menu?

If so, how do I get to be this way?
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What's a Good Rhythmbox Replacement?

I'm looking to get rid of rhythmbox as my primary music player. Preferably something that allows multiple folders for the music library and has support for the new sound indicator. Mostly I want more ...
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Finding stations for Rhythmbox

I can Google for stations I'd like to listen to, but I can't find the correct URL to put into Rhythmbox for them to work. Do I need to find stations that offer a specific kind of protocol? i.e. ...
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How to set global hotkeys for Rhythmbox?

I would like to bind F1 to play/pause and F2 to next song globally how to do it?
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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 freezing on new laptop [closed]

I recently got a new laptop (System76 Gazelle Professional), which came preloaded with Ubuntu 12.04. I have been using it for several days. Multiple times the screen has simply frozen, with an ...
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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 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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How to record internet radio?

In 10.04 it was easy to display icecast streams; but whenever i click on the plugin nothing happens and no stream directory is loaded. The station recorder plugin seems to have disappeared also. If ...
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Rhythmbox Plays Static

Rhythmbox works fine, but sometimes certain tracks won't be played; sometimes when certain tracks are played all I hear is static/cracking sound with basically no sound at all. If I restart rhythmbox ...
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Is there any information on when the Ubuntu One Music Store will add more countries?

According to the Ubuntu One Music Store help page, the following stores are currently available: UK - Purchase songs in EUR. US - Purchase songs in USD. Germany - Purchase songs in EUR. EU - ...
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Rhythmbox isn't seeing all of my music files

Rhythmbox isn't seeing all of my files. I have a library of music over 24,000 tracks all MP3's. Rhythmbox sees 11,500 of them only. This has been a problem for a while. I keep coming back to ...
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How to import Rhythmbox podcasts into Banshee?

With Natty, the default music-player changed from Rhythmbox to Banshee. While my music seems to have moved along, the podcasts didn't. I have therefore two questions : How can I listen the podcasts ...
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What are the major differences between Rhythmbox, Banshee, Amarok, and Clementine? [closed]

Linux distributions have a plethora of music players but perhaps the most known players are Clementine, Rhythmbox,Amarok and Banshee? When choosing between the four, what criteria should one be ...
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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 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 to import/export Radio Station list of Rhythmbox?

Is it any way to import/export Radio Station list of Rhythmbox? If not, could you please suggest me any good music player which has similar functionality like Rhythmbox? Thank you!
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Building Rhythmbox from source

I'm trying to build rhythmbox from source to have a go at adding an extra feature. I'm running into issues with gstreamer configure: error: Package requirements ( gstreamer-1.0 >= 0.11.92 ...
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Is there a player that merge the end of a music with the beginning of the next?

In Winamp 3 for Windows, there's a feature that the last 3 seconds of the music is merged with the first 3 seconds of the next music, so there's no "empty space" between the musics. Is there a way to ...
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How to import playlists from Rhythmbox into Banshee?

Since Banshee became the default player in Natty, I want to import my playlists from Rhythmbox. Banshee offers an 'import playlists' feature but it does not recognize Rhythmbox's playlists (in folder ...
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Disable compression for ReplayGain in Banshee

In Rhythmbox it's possible to disable compression for ReplayGain by unchecking a box in the settings of its ReplayGain plugin. The option is described like the following: It provides configuration ...
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How can I have Rhythmbox download album art for tracks?

I can't seem to find an inbuilt way to have Rhythmbox fetch album art for tracks -- stock plugins also don't help. Is there any external package that could do that, or am I maybe missing something?
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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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Where did Rhythmbox's visualizations in 12.04 go?

I cannot seem to find the visualization options in Rhythmbox anymore. Were they left out from inclusion in Ubuntu 12.04?
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Where are my rhythmbox library folders stored?

I tried rm ~/.local/share/rhythmbox/ ~/.cache/rhythmbox/ ~/.gconf/apps/rhythmbox/ -r but that only ended up removing the database. I want to remove some folders in particular. How do I do that? Are ...
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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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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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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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How to get one song to repeat in Rhythmbox?

I want one song to repeat. Unfortunately, this is not possible. The only possible solution is to create a playlist with that one song and play it on loop, but this is not convenient. Are there any ...
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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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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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Music Manager that can properly see ID3 ratings tags and synchronize with Android

I'm moving from Windows 7 to Ubuntu, and so far the experience has been a really good one :) However, there is something that I've used to do with Windows 7 that I can't find how to do in Ubuntu: ...
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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 Rhythmbox music management works?

I have some problems importing my music files in Rhythmbox. Under Preferences -> Music I set the directory hierarchy I want but when I import music from a directory it doesn't copy the files in my ...