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Rhythmbox

Rhythmbox

Rhythmbox is an integrated music management application, originally inspired by Apple's iTunes.

It is free software, designed to work well under the GNOME Desktop, and based on the powerful GStreamer media framework.

Rhythmbox uses the Linux Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) to detect player devices. It uses Amazon to look up artwork.


 Rhythmbox 3.0.3

Price
Free to download

Size
6.0MB

License
GNU GPL v2

Developer
Jorn Baayen, Paolo Borelli, Kenneth Christiansen, David Dollar, Christophe Fergeau, and more than 20 others

Website
www.gnome.org

System Requirements
GNOME 2.22
GStreamer 0.10.12 or higher

Optional requirements for additional functionality

HAL 0.5 - Removable media (e.g. portable audio player) support
libgpod 0.6 - enhanced iPod support
Avahi 0.6 - DAAP music sharing
libsoup 2.4 - DAAP music sharing
libnotify 0.3.2- Notification bubbles for track changes, podcast downloading and other events
libmusicbrainz 2.1.0 - Audio cd information lookup
brasero

Support:
Music Collection Sharing, FAQ

Selected Reviews:
Softpedia

Features include:

  • Built-in SHOUTcast directory browser
  • Easy to use music browser
  • Searching and sorting
  • Comprehensive audio format support through GStreamer
  • Internet Radio support including last.fm streams
  • Playlists
  • Display audio visualizations
  • Transfer music to and from iPod, MTP, and USB Mass Storage music players
  • Display album art and song lyrics downloaded from the internet
  • Play, rip, and burn audio CDs
  • Automatically download audio podcasts
  • Browse, preview, and download albums from Magnatune and Jamendo
  • Digital Audio Access Protocol (DAAP) sharing
  • Browse, preview, and download albums from Magnatune and Jamendo

Rhythmbox has been extensively integrated with a number of external programs, services and devices including:

  • Nautilus file manager context-menu integration
  • XChat, via an XChat plugin. Rhythmbox XChat Announcer
  • Pidgin-Rhythmbox automatically updates the Pidgin user profile with details of the currently playing track
  • Gajim and Pidgin include options for automatically updating the user status with details of currently playing track
  • Music Applet, a GNOME panel applet that provides Rhythmbox playback controls from within the panel
  • Shuffle, a gDesklet providing an interface for Rhythmbox resembling an iPod Shuffle
  • Rhythmlet, another gDesklet that retrieves album art locally or from Amazon.com, has configurable display strings, playback controls, editable ratings and a seek bar
  • SideCandyRhythmbox, a gDesklet-based Rhythmbox control and SideCandy display
  • Rhythmbox XSLT allows the music library to be viewed as a web page
  • Drivel inserts the name of the track Rhythmbox is currently playing into a LiveJournal blog entry
  • Rhythmbox Tune Publisher publishes the currently playing Rhythmbox track to Jabber via the User Tune protocol (used by the Jabber World Map)
  • Blue Remote allows Rhythmbox to be operated from a Bluetooth-enabled phone
  • FoxyTunes, a Firefox extension that provides Rhythmbox playback controls from within the web browser
  • Plugins for browsing and listening to Creative Commons licensed albums from Jamendo and Magnatune

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Rhythmbox also features in our 'Linux Equivalents to Windows Software' section. The category selector below allows you to filter the different types of software included in that separate article.

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