Rhythmbox 3.0 was released more than a month ago, bringing an improved user interface, Python 3 support for the plugins and more. Unfortunately, the new version didn't make it into Ubuntu 13.10, but there's a PPA you can use to install it (also available for Ubuntu 13.04).
Changes in Rhythmox 3.0:
- the plugins now use Python 3;
- new task progress display below the track list (used for various things including track transfers and import jobs);
- support for composer tags;
- restyled playback controls;
- restyled source list using symbolic icons;
- better introspection of everything;
- separate CBR and VBR encoding styles with different sets of exposed properties;
- playlist settings (browser visibility etc.) saved in playlists.xml;
- better use of RTL icons where appropriate;
- fixed IM status and ReplayGain plugins;
- many other bug fixes.
A complete Rhythmbox 3.0 changelog can be found HERE.
Install Rhythmbox 3.0 in Ubuntu 13.10 or 13.04
|Rhythmbox 3.0 in Ubuntu 13.10 (Unity)|
Because Rhythmbox 3.0 uses Python3 for plugins instead of Python 2, none of the plugins available in the Rhythmbox third-party plugins PPA will work. You can get some of them to work by installing them manually (including the Equalizer plugin and the cool CoverArt browser) - for more info, see THIS article.
Rhythmbox 3.0 is available in an unofficial PPA maintained by Jacob Zimmermann, for Ubuntu 13.10 and 13.04 (and derivatives). Add the PPA and install/upgrade Rhythmbox 3.0 using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jacob/media sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install rhythmbox
Important note: a recent update broke the installation of librhythmbox-core8 (resulting in an error like this: dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/ibrhythmbox-core8...deb trying to overwrite...). Fix this by running the commands below:
More on why this error happens: Fix DPKG Error "Trying to Overwrite X Which Is Also In Package Y" In Ubuntu
sudo dpkg -i --force-all /var/cache/apt/archives/librhythmbox-core8_3.0.1-1ubuntu2~*.deb sudo apt-get install -f