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Rhythmbox

Rhythmbox is a free and open-source audio player, tag editor and music organizer for digital audio files.

  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Flathub
  • Flatpak
Avg rating of 3.4 (5)| 8 comments

What is Rhythmbox?

Rhythmbox is an audio player for Linux that plays and organizes digital music. Inspired by Apple's iTunes icon iTunes, it is free software that is designed to work well under the GNOME icon GNOME Desktop using the GStreamer media framework.

Among the many features of Rhythmbox, you will find:

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 (also from iTunes) Browse, preview, and download albums from Magnatune and Jamendo

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Rhythmbox Features

  1.  LightweightRhythmbox consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.

Rhythmbox information

  • Developed byThe GNOME Project
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.4
  • Alternatives137 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 8 comments and reviews about Rhythmbox, and it has gotten 415 likes

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LauraCardinalis
  
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What a load of crap software! It adds every song you ever play automatically to your library. So, if you only want to play some audio books, but not mingling them with your music collection, you're lost. Apart from that, by default you can't even choose the folder for your library. It just says "multiple folders" and can't be altered unless you deactivate the Ubuntu One music store plugin. Canonical (who develops Ubuntu) should be ashamed to have chosen this piece of turd software as their default player. Try Clementine and you'll have more luck. Hell, even Exaile is better, though it's much simpler.

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DanMan
  
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Let's say the music on your PC is in FLAC format for max. quality. You can set Rhythmbox up so it'll do on-the-fly transcoding to MP3 (e.g.) to save space when you drag and drop files to an external player like an iPod. Super convenient, right?

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AnotherPersona
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Inspired by Itunes? That is NOT a good thing. The farther you get from Itunes the closer you get to common sense and reality. Itunes is horrendous. I really want MediaMonkey back, but is is such a hassle to get working on Linux.

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mohammadghasemi
  
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many frontends, codecs come in packages they can not be installed independent

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scrat
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Rhythmbox crashes when it tries to index huge libraries of audio files (think: 100 GB+). If you must have your library indexed by your player software, try Amarok instead. I prefer audio software that does NOT index the files, that way there is no added logic, no overhead, etc. etc.

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UncleNinja
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The simplicity of this player makes it awesome. Or at least more awesome than iTunes.

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legion1978
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The only really good thing bout this player, and i believe this is why it remains as the official Ubuntu player, its the stability. It rarely crashes. The other thing is that it requires very little settings adjustments. It just works. However, as far as GUI and [most other player] features.. is VERY outdated.. or at least it just looks that way, which is a major drawback for new users.. and [relatively] old ones like me. :(

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Tags

  • CD Ripper
  • music-organization
  • Podcasts
  • album-downloader
  • Audio Player
  • transfer-to-iphone
  • ipod-transfer
  • audio-cd
  • Audio CD Burner

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Audio & Music • CD/DVD Tools

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