At Ubunlog we usually pay close attention to the day-to-day running of audio players. That’s why we always bring you the latest news from best players which we can find today for Linux.
This time we bring you Rhythmbox 3.3 and we want to show you the main features of the latest version of this player, as well as show you how we can install it on our Ubuntu. Let’s get started.
Rhythmbox is an audio player free under GPL license. If you are a user of Ubuntu GNOME, or any other distro with GNOME as a desktop environment, you may already be familiar with this player as it is the player that comes pre-installed in GNOME distros, using the GStreamer media framework.
Although if you do not already have it installed, you can do so as usual through the Terminal, adding the corresponding repository, updating and proceeding to install the Rhythmbox package. Here’s what we need to do to install it:
suo add-apt-repository ppa: fossfreedom / Rhythmbox
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install Rhythmbox
we can reproduce all audio formats supported by GStreamer, Like for example .mp3 o .ogg. In addition, GStreamer manages formats through connectors, So the formats we can play will depend on those we have installed. To install all the necessary plugins, we can also do it through the terminal running:
its add-apt-repository ppa: fossfreedom / Rhythmbox-plugins
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install Rhythmbox-plugin-complete
With this great player, we can listen to the radio by internet, integrate ours iPod, to burn Audio CD, share music and listen podcasts. These are its main features:
- Intuitive and easy-to-use music browser
- Search and classification of music collections
- Support audio formats via GStreamer
- Internet radio support
- Automatic and customizable playlists
- Transfer music from iPod or other mass storage devices via MPT and USB
- Ability to view CD covers and song lyrics
- Play and burn audio CDs
- Download podcasts automatically
- Search, preview and download music albums
- Ease of adding plugins and new features
At Ubunlog we are aware that there is a wide variety of audio players, each with its own peculiarities, however we hope you give this player a chance that will leave us indifferent. Of course you can leave us your opinions about Rhythmbox or the players you use.