I cannot seem to find the visualization options in Rhythmbox anymore. Were they left out from inclusion in Ubuntu 12.04?

  • In 12.04, RhythmBox has been ported to GTK3 (i.e. the GNOME3 UI), and is currently missing quite a bit of the old functionality (including visualization); old plugins are not supported either.

  • A visualization plugin is available in experimental GNOME3, but upgrading to this requires upgrading a lot more than RhythmBox and is not recommended.

  • For visualization, it's best to wait until 12.10, when the upstream changes from above will probably be included.

    • For other plugins (lyrics, etc.), AU mod/superuser fossfreedom has been testing and porting them to his PPA so they will work with the stock Rhythmbox; please see this answer for which ones are available and how to install them.
  • Thank you for explaining. I have indeed stumbled across a PPA which offers the visualizations plug-in, though I will just wait for 12.10. – Cumulus007 Jul 29 '12 at 23:40
  • Yes, that's the PPA but it requires you to upgrade the full Gnome3 to its packages for rbox viz to work :/ – ish Jul 29 '12 at 23:49

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.