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The biggest turd in terms of sorting I have ever used[edit]

I have fought this for hour on end over the years to just see songs in order. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:49, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Agreed. The worst thing is that the devs have known about it for 5 years and still dont bother to fix it: (talk) 10:13, 19 March 2013 (UTC)


According to this thread in the ubuntu forums, the project is dying or slowly being phased out or unmaintained. Is this true? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:48, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

No. This is a persistent rumor that has been around since at least 2008. (talk) 22:25, 17 February 2012 (UTC)


"Rhythmbox has been reported to corrupt certain music files in users' libraries. This appears to happen especially when standby is initiated during playback or when files in the library are edited with a third-party program while they are being viewed in the music browser."

Is there a source for this, I haven't heard this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 08:10, 9 August 2006


It says it supports Avahi but doesn't say for what on the home page. Someone find out.

Avahi is used for service discovery. æ² 2006-09-07t14:58z


Most of the desklets listed are actually broken now. Sigz 20:48, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

The list of tools which integrate with Rhythmbox looks quite chaotic and always bears the risk to be out of date. I would prefer an overview on a semantic level (instead of naming concrete tools). A link to and could guide readers to an actual list of integration tools. The following is just a draft to express the idea, feel free to improve it. Masalax (talk) 11:21, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Draft of a new version of the section 'Integration'[edit]

Rhythmbox has been extensively integrated with a number of external programs, services and devices. Among others Rhythmbox can be integrated in file managers (Nautilus), chat software (Pidgin, Gajim) and browsers (Mozilla Firefox). Various plugins extend Rhythmbox for interacting with online music shops, providing remote control functionalities, synchronizing with mobile devices and more. Further there exists several applets for the GNOME desktop environment. The Rhythmbox Wiki provides a list of available plugins and external tools. Masalax (talk) 11:21, 21 January 2009 (UTC)


Could somebody get a screenshot which doesn't use the awful Ubuntu Human theme? Clearlooks would be nice. I think it's best to use a non-distribution specific theme for screenshots here. bruce89 (talk) 17:17, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Done, using the new 'Adwaita Theme' of GNOME 3. --Nummer6 (talk) 07:10, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Memory Leak[edit]

I've notice some severe memory leaks in Rhythmbox. Also verified this with valgrind. If you use Rhythmbox for long enough your system will crash. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:26, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Well, report them to the GNOME bugtracker. It is no use reporting it here. ~~ [Jam][talk] 19:45, 18 May 2008 (UTC)


Shouldn't we note rhythmbox' high performance and how it accomplishes this? I see this as the biggest benefit of the software over other music players/organizers- it is much faster than any other I have used, and seems about two orders of magnitude faster than iTunes (i.e. almost no lag or unresponsiveness). Then again, I don't see much praise about its speed from a quick google search, so maybe its just me. You think it is worth mentioning? (talk) 03:32, 18 July 2008 (UTC)


Any idea of where the name came from? Any possible relationship to the song "Me and my Rhythmbox" in the cult movie Liquid Sky? --ESP (talk) 02:45, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

No idea - the GNOME site doesn't seem to give a history of the player. ~~ [Jam][talk] 08:49, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

What CDDB does Rhythmbox use?[edit]

Does Rhythmbox using freedb, MusicBrainz, or what? The article doesn't explain. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:01, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

I too have searched for the answer to this. Can someone who knows please add the info and add a source? --Bensin (talk) 19:21, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
Rhythmbox uses musicbrainz for CD track info lookups. It's mentioned in the 0.12.0 release notes here -- (talk) 02:13, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

HAL or udev?[edit]

Is it still true that rhythmbox uses HAL, or did it switch to libudev as most application do these days? -- (talk) 16:03, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

not only but also[edit]

Actually in Rhythmbox version 0.13.3, today at Saturday, June 04 2011, I find it difficult to connect to drops the connection) but very easy to connect to This is not a bug report, but rather just to show that support may be greater than support, and it is missing from the list. Logictheo (talk) 07:35, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

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Recording made impossible in V2.96[edit]

While it had been possible to record radio stream in former versions of Rhythmbox, it appears that this feature had been deleted from the recent Ubuntu version (12.04). This versions obviously blocks free recording by inabling former plugins. And a new version of the rythmbox-recording plug-in has not appeared so far. If this is intentional then it underlines the commercial edge of Ubuntu, who want to sell music by themselves. (talk) 21:54, 10 December 2012 (UTC)bernhard