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An integrated music management application, originally inspired by Apple's iTunes.
Linux Open Source Audio Players
Name
Rhythmbox
Overall rating
3.0/5 2 ratings
ExcerptAn integrated music management application, originally inspired by Apple's iTunes.
Pros
Cons
Reviewed version2.90.1 (Ubuntu 11.10)
Player
ReplayGainYes [plugin] options: pre-ampli and Radio/Album modes
TransitionsYes option: length
GaplessNo
Equalizer- 3rd party plugin (not easy to install)
Navigator
Mode de navigationChained lists (Limited to Artist/Album OR Genre/Artist OR Genre/Artist/Album)
FileNo
Cover NavigatorNo
Local Library
Multiple folders- Yes, but not easy to manage. Use gconf-editor: apps > rhythmbox > library_locations
Watch folders- Only new files
StatisticsplayCounter, lastPlayed, added, rating
Playlists
PlaylistsYes
SmartYes
Dynamic- But when the queue is empty auto plays a file from the navigator (selected artist/album/genre)
QueueYes
Tags
EditorNo Updates only database, not files.
id3 versionN/A
Auto tag tools- With some plugins only
Scrobbler
Last.fmYes plugin
Libre.fmYes plugin
Informations
Lyrics- ==> TBD !!!
BiographyYes last.fm
PhotosNo
Online sources
RadioYes
PodcastsYes
JamendoYes plugin
MagnatuneYes plugin
Last.fmYes
Libre.fmYes
Others
Other features
PluginsYes Most features are plugins
VisualisationsNo
KaraokeNo
ExclusiveAdd. 3rd plugins exist. Check website. Not always easy to install.
Global shortcuts==> TBD !!!
Ubuntu (gnome) integrationYes
Other systems
WindowsNo
macOSNo
Technical details
LicenseGNU GPL
Programming languageC
DatabaseXML (~/.local/share/rhythmbox/rhythmdb.xml)
Static Playlists
Dynamic Playlists
Smart Playlists
Audio Enginegstreamer
id3 libraryN/A
Distribution
Ubuntu software-centerYes
Ubuntu one-click installapt://rhythmbox
External Information
Websitegnome.org/...
Wikipediawikipedia.org/...
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An integrated music management application, originally inspired by Apple's iTunes.
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Oct. 24th 2011 10:27:51 AM
May 4th 2011 2:39:18 PM
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  • Raphael Camus on Oct. 19th 2011 5:12:42 PM
    rated this Item: Overall rating 3/5

    Good music player with all basic features. Easy to use. Good choice for those who do not need advanced features such as tag writing. 3rd party plugins are not always easy to install.