How To Install Rhythmbox 3.1 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Rhythmbox is a music management application, created by the GNOME developers. Among others, it has support for creating playlists, features for CD playback and CD burning, iPod integration, and support for podcasts, internet radio and music sharing.

The latest version available is Rhythmbox 3.1, which has been recently released, coming with many changes:

  • “Edit > Preferences > General > Visibile Columns > BPM” missing mnemonic
  • UPNP servers do not get removed after they become unavailable
  • SendTo plugin does not work with music files containing apostrophe
  • Rhythmbox incorrectly reads the year tag of m4a files
  • support libsecret 0.18 (SecretUnstable to Secret API change)
  • rhythmbox crashes upon “Jump to Playing Song”
  • Song properties dialog “Basic” tab, “Comment” keyboard mnemonic is same as “Composer”
  • Notification disappears when I pause my music
  • New Radio Paradise URLs
  • The latest rhythmbox needs atleast libglib 2.34
  • Wording used for importing music in import screen is not clear
  • rhythmbox crashes with SIGSEGV due to double free in rb_podcast_parse_channel_free
  • rhythmbox / audioscrobbler fails if built from separate build dir
  • Inequal sizing and alignment in rhythmbox UI.
  • grilo: Do not free GrlRegistry
  • rhythmbox-client –stop
  • Rhythmbox 3.0.2 crashes if attempting to load pls stream before any other type
  • AAC tags are improperly parsed for the “year” field
  • daap source compilation failure with ubuntu 14.04
  • Rating stars are not vertically aligned in GtkTreeView listing
  • Rhythmbox crash when adding songs to a playlist
  • Right-clicking on song causes Segmentation fault
  • song-info ui files need update
  • rhythmbox.appdata.xml.in is in wrong location

 how to install Rhythmbox 3.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0

In this article I will show you how to install Rhythmbox 3.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Rhythmbox 3.1 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the rhythmbox package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossfreedom/rhythmbox
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install rhythmbox

Optional, to remove rhythmbox, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove rhythmbox

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