Questions tagged [rhythmbox]

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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Change Rhythmbox MPEG-4 Audio (“.m4a”) Bitrate?

How can I change the quality (bitrate) settings, when ripping in MPEG-4 Audio (".m4a") via Rhythmbox 3.4.4? When I try to do so, the quality-selection has a greyed-out box that says "Default settings"...
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How to write to ipod from Ubuntu 18.04

I recently sent my ipod (5th Generation ipod with video) for a new battery and an SSD to replace the hard drive. The repair shop tested it and said it worked, it came back containing a single song ...
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How do I stop Rhythmbox from launching when I try opening a folder on my desktop?

This has been bugging me since I updated from Mint to Ubuntu recently: Any time I click on a directory link outside of the file browser (desktop, removable media shown in dock, removable media ...
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MPEG 4 Audio Support Not Working in Rhythmbox 3.4.4 (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS)

In Rhythmbox 3.4.4 - which is included with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ("Focal Fossa") - there is the option to "rip" music in MPEG-4 Audio (".m4a") format... Underneath said option, there is a big ol' button ...
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Rhythmbox missing dependencies on Ubuntu 18.04

I have a brand new installation of Ubuntu 18.04. When I try to stream radio Rhythmbox I get the error Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in I have looked at the dependencies of ...
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MIDI revisited 19.10 Rhythmbox

I'd like to be able to play MIDI files through one of the default Ubuntu media players, preferably Rhythmbox. For some reason, clicking on a MIDI file in file manager launches "Videos". MIDI files are ...
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Mp3 support? Offline?

Is there anyway for Ubuntu, or any Linux flavor/distro, that natively supports it? I installed a clean copy of Ubuntu and only a few songs of my 100,000+ music library was imported. (to Rhythmbox). My ...
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Rhythmbox doesn't sound anymore

Quite recently, Rhythmbox has stopped sounding. I can't find any internal volume control in Rhythmbox and the other applications sound fine. I have Ubuntu 18.04. What could be the problem?
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rhythmbox fails to run plugin “plugin loader 'python' was not found”

I tried to install a "somewhat" old rb-open-folder plugin to rhythmbox. I copied the files to ~/.local/share/rhythmbox/plugins/open-folder/ as instructed When I try to enable the plugin, rhythmbox ...
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Rhythmbox displays tracks out of order

screenshot of rhythmbox displaying tracks out of order Really messes up my album-listening experience. I just wanna play some ICP. WHOOP WHOOP! Thanks in advance!
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Ubuntu 19.10 transfer music on iPhone 7 iOs 13.3.1

I want to connect my iPhone to laptop with Ubuntu via USB wire and transfer music. I found some tutorial about Rhytmbox, but I don't see my phone in devices when it's connected. What should I do to ...
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What kinds of problems can cause crash out of app back to login

I'm running into a problem where when I try to run rhythmbox, it fails and the crash kicks me back out to the login screen. What kinds of problems can cause this effect? I had always thought that ...
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Music players crash to login

I'm trying to install a music player application. All of rhythmbox, banshee and amarok exhibit the same problem: after I start them, I get booted back to the login screen. What could be causing ...
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Play streaming radio through Rhythmbox

http://prasarbharati.gov.in/playersource.php?channel=168 The link above is the official All India Radio (AIR) station / Akaashvani streaming radio channel. They have around 1000 channels based on ...
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Transfer iTunes to Ubuntu?

How do I completely transfer my iTunes library (play counts , playlists and ID3 info) either to Rhythmbox or Amorak? Also I would like to sort my tracks by "date modified", is that possible?
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Mixcloud plugin to Rhythmbox

there is SoundCloud plugin in Rhythmbox from 3.2 version. Is there any similar plugin to Mixcloud? Or is there a way how to use this SoundCloud plugin to play music from MixCloud? Thx!
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Latest Skypeforlinux 8.54.0.91 mutes all other sound sources on 18.04 LTS

Whenever a call is initiated or answerd with the latest version of Skypeforlinux-8.54.0.91, it mutes all other currently active sounds (totem rhythmbox etc). Sound Preferences does not allow these to ...
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Can't get rid of a notification

So I opened Rhythmbox with an mp3 file by mistake. Since then I got a notification and I can't get rid of it. I restarted Gnome, restarted my computer, disabled notifications for Rhythmbox from within ...
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How do I get Rhythmbox to search also in the comment tag of MP3 files?

Rhythmbox can show the comment tag (ID3 tag), the checkbox under Preferences - General - Visible columns. But it does not include the comment-field in the search. Is there a way to include the ...
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How to get Rhythmbox to recognise my music in ubuntu 18.04.3

How do I get Rhythmbox to recognise my music in ubuntu 18.04.3 ? Some albums are OK but others remain "Unknown" with artists "unknown".
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Rhythmbox - won't play .wav files off of some newer CDs

My Rhythmbox won't play (or even list) some of my .wav files. The ones I tried are taken from more recent CDs (one was from 2013). A screen message was displayed saying I need a "demuxer" to play ...
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Force Rhythmbox skip re-encoding mp3 files on sync

Found that Rhythmbox 3.4.2 sync is slow and the CPU load is about 40% on its process. Also it deletes some files from SD card before sync then puts it back again. Looks like it re-encodes tracks to ...
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How to restore sound in Video Player, Rhythmbox, and VLC?

Two days ago in my Ubuntu 18.04, at once sound disappeared in Video Player as well as in VLC player and the Rhythmbox. How to improve that issue?
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My Bluetooth crashes whenever I skip a song on Rhythmbox

I have been having an odd bluetooth issue, where my headphones will connect and work totally fine until I try and do something in Rhythmbox. I have mostly noticed that it will stop working whenever I ...
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How to disable rhythmbox port 3689?

I installed rhythmbox on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, since VLC several times hanged/crashed the GUI during video play. But by suprise rhythmbox is listening on the public IP (not localhost) on port 3689, ...
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Ripping a CD: how to write ISRCs into ID3 tags?

On professionally pressed Audio-CDs the ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) identifies any recorded track with 12 digits (like this: ATP811301008) It's usually not part of the CD-Text that ...
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Zombie Settings App in Ubuntu 18.04.2

Problem: Since an update two weeks ago, the Ubuntu 18.04.2 Settings application goes into zombie mode, appropriating most of the CPU power. Symptoms: Among the symptoms are: Settings "pops over" and ...
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Why is Lubuntu 18 not writing to my iPod over Rhythmbox any more?

I used Rhythmbox for years to manage my music for my iPod classic. It stopped working with Lubuntu 18 (like lots of other stuff is different now). The iPod appears in Rhythmbox and data is readable ...
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GStreamer-CRITICAL **:: gst_pad_link_full: assertion 'GST_IS_PAD (sinkpad)' failed

Having the identical problem as this person under Ubuntu 18.04. I'm able to read CDs using banshee and retrieve the metadata using picard, but rhythmbox fails to extract. askubuntu.com/questions/...
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RhythmBox Podcast Status Update

New to Linux? Attempting to use RhythmBox to auto download podcasts where I can drag and drop to external player. How do I change the status of the podcast in RhythmBox from download after I have ...
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Rhythmbox keyboard shortcuts Ubuntu 18.04

Keyboard shortcuts for forward/back track within Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 18.04 don't seem to work. Defaults (Ctrl+→/←: forward/back track) don't work, either while active (Rhythmbox selected) or inactive....
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Make Rhythmbox play .mp4 files

Once my Rhythmbox was capable of playing .mp4 files, but I can't seem to make it the same again. I tried installing: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras sudo apt-get build-dep rhythmbox ...
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Unable to load the podcast's feed in Rhythmbox

I try to use Rhythmbox for podcasts. I can search podcasts by names and authors but when I try to subscribe them (for some feeds) Rhythmbox shows this error "Unable to load the feed - Check your ...
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Are Rhythmbox preferences gone?

Is it me, or does Rhythmbox not have a preferences dialog anymore? And does this mean there is no way anymore to change the format for audio CD extraction from the default (OGG Vorbis)?
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Rhythmbox - rating from mp3 file

The metadata in an mp3 file can contain the rating set by the user. A music player like Clementine can access and store the rating within the mp3 file. How can I get Rhythmbox to read (and preferably ...
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How to import/export *individual* Rhythmbox playlists?

I originally asked this question not realizing the functionality is built in, but not visible due to the "Alternative Toolbar Plugin" I have a few playlists I'd like to transfer from one computer to ...
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Ipod Classic 160g not showing music after sync with Rythmbox running Ubuntu 18.04

I have an Ipod classic, running Ubuntu 18.04. I have formatted the Ipod, synced it in Rythmbox and can see the playlist and can play the playlist in Rythmbox, but when unplugging it, there is no music ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Rhythmbox starts when Skype call is finished

I have weird problem. When I finish a Skype call, in Ubuntu 18.04 then Rhythombox automatically starts playing music?! This happens even if Rhythmbox was paused before the Skype call began. I'm not ...
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Migrate Rhythmbox music library, especially amount of times played and starring

I am struggling to migrate my music library. Apparently the starring and the amount of times read are not stored within the files but in an XML file, which I was able to localise, but I don't know how ...
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Play/pause music when screen locked?

Is there a way to play/pause a media player when screen is locked? I often listen to music, most of the time using rhythmbox or VLC, on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. After a few minutes, the screen locks as ...
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Transfer music from ubuntu 18.04 to Android device

I bought a Galaxy s9, an android device. I have it plugged in via USB to my desktop computer running Ubuntu 18.04. I've set the screen to remain unlocked for the maximum amount of time allowable with ...
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After using VLC media keys do not work on rhythmbox

I have a keyboard with the play, pause, next, previous keys to listen to rhythmbox music. When I watch some video on VLC and then close it and then I open rhythmbox I can listen to music but the media ...
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Audio cd ripping 18.04

I put an audio cd in the drive on my new 18.04 installation, started Rhythmbox, selected all and clicked "Extract". It extracted the first track and stopped. Whenever I try to rip more tracks, I get ...
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Rhythmbox Music Player is getting opened when arrow Keys(up, down, right, left) are tapped

Without changing any settings, Rhythmbox Music Player is getting opened when arrow Keys (up, down, right, left) are pressed. For now, only restarting the machine can prevent this weird behavior. Can ...
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Adding FM to Rhythmbox doesn't work

I'm trying to add a link into Rhythmbox Radio, and it says I need additional media codec, but I've already installed restricted-extra, even check through my installed list of package to see gstreamer-...
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How to Add Music to iPod nano 7th Generation

I miss my Mac, but prefer Ubuntu. But I still use my iPod and would like to add some new music to it. I am running Ubuntu 18.04. I have a 7th Generation iPod nano. I am not able to add songs to it ...
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How to get the Rhythmbox visualization plugin

I've seen old posts mentioning a Rhythmbox visualization plugin. But it doesn't seem like it has it anymore. Is there a way to get it back?
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How to return the menus to Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 18.10

In 18.10 / GNOME 3.30.1 Rhythmbox 3.4.2 now has this UI (same when maximised) many menus and controls are absent, I don't have a pre-upgrade screenshot from 18.04 / <= GNOME 3.30.1 but this one ...
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Deadbeef player doesn't access my storage hdd [duplicate]

I've installed both deadbeef and foobar2000 and neither one lists my storage HDD other than the main OS SSD. Rhythmbox lists all HDDs and I can drag & drop music files with QMMP. And I'm trying ...
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Maintain sound when screen turns off after inactivity

Using Rhythmbox for music through the speakers on my monitor. Problem is when the screen turns off (for reason of inactivity as set in System Settings > Brightness and Lock > [turn screen off when ...

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