Rhythmbox 3.3.1 (Open-Source Music Management App) Brings Changes

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 3.3.1, which has been recently released, coming with changes.

New features:

  • Better handling of locked Android devices
  • Simplified ReplayGain processing that might crash less
  • Switched to webkit2 API, except for the context plugin which is disabled
  • Notifications behave better when actions aren’t available

Changes:

  • Rhythmbox segfaults when trying to access Android 4.0 MTP device already mounted by Nautilus
  • Rhythmbox crashes when trying to access Android device.
  • Port to WebKit2
  • CD playing with cross fading on crashes rhythmbox
  • Display notifications about playing song when pausing
  • RhythmDB-CRITICAL **: rhythmdb_entry_get_entry_type: assertion ‘entry != NULL’ failed
  • Gtk-WARNING **: Drawing a gadget with negative dimensions. Did you forget to allocate a size? (node grid owner RBHeader)
  • Rework logic of Python support option

Installation instructions:

Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the latest version of Rhythmbox on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x and Elementary OS 0.3 Freya systems is piece of cake.

Just add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the rhythmbox package:

$ 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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