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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    What are you trying to do? This is a poorly formatted question. Commented Jun 8, 2013 at 21:22
  • This sounds like a software recommendation question, but as maggotbrain says, it's not clear function you are looking for.
    – belacqua
    Commented Jun 9, 2013 at 0:28

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I too was looking for this feature. It can be done as follows:

I wanted to play songs based on folder, which is not possible using default.

Using Edit - Preferences, add the Location field. Then sort by this field by clicking the header of the column.

This image shows how to play songs by folder.

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All that can be done at this point is to press Ctrl+O, but this only allows a user to select a music folder. For now, Rhythmbox lacks that feature. However, Clementine is a music manager that allows the feature that you seek.


I have the same problem. I always want to browse my files by folder. There used to be a plugin, but it seems to be discontinued. I found an other workaround, though: Install minidlna. Rhythmbox supports DLNA devices. And as any other DLNA client it gives you the option to browse the files, that are provided via a DLNA server by folder. Install DLNA:

 sudo apt instal minidlna

Configure minidlna:

sudo nano /etc/minidlna.conf

Start it:

sudo service minidlna start

A workaround is to create an automatic playlist using "path" as selection key for a specific folder. Example here

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