Install Rhythmbox Plugins in Ubuntu 14.04

Last updated: July 1, 2014

rhythmbox plugins ubuntu 14.04

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to install a list of plugins for Ubuntu’s default music player Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

The plugins currently include:

  • rhythmbox-plugin-artdisplay – display art covers as per v2.96 rhythmbox
  • rhythmbox-plugin-countdown-playlist – Countdown Playlist
  • rhythmbox-plugin-close-on-hide – really exit rhythmbox when click close button
  • rhythmbox-plugin-coverart-browser – Browse your cover-art albums in Rhythmbox
  • rhythmbox-plugin-desktopart – show cover art on desktop
  • rhythmbox-plugin-equalizer – rhythmbox sound equalizer
  • rhythmbox-plugin-fileorganizer – Intelligently move files to folders according to track tags
  • rhythmbox-plugin-fullscreen – This python plugin gives you a stylish full screen window
  • rhythmbox-plugin-hide – rhythmbox_hide
  • rhythmbox-plugin-jumptowindow – JumpToWindow
  • rhythmbox-plugin-llyrics – rhythmbox alternative lyrics plugin
  • rhythmbox-plugin-looper – Loop part of the song in Rhythmbox.
  • rhythmbox-plugin-opencontainingfolder – open containing folder
  • rhythmbox-plugin-parametriceq – parametric equalizer with up to 64 Bands
  • rhythmbox-plugin-playlist-import-export
  • rhythmbox-plugin-randomalbumplayer – Random Album Player
  • rhythmbox-plugin-rating-filters – Rating filters for the library browser.
  • rhythmbox-plugin-remembertherhythm – Remember the rhythm

All these plugins are developed by fossfreedom and available in his PPA. As some plugins were developed for old Rhythmbox 2.9x, it may or may not work on Ubuntu 14.04 with Rhythmbox 3.0.2.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboad to open the terminal. When it opens, run the command below to add the plugins PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossfreedom/rhythmbox-plugins

After that, you can install each plugin after checking for updates. Or install all of them by:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install rhythmbox-plugin-complete

Once installed, open Rhythmbox and go to Tools -> Plugins. Enable plugins you want from the list.


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5 responses to Install Rhythmbox Plugins in Ubuntu 14.04

  1. I am looking for a plug in or app I’m not sure which since I am very very new to Linux that I can use with Rhythmbox 14.04 to tell me on the same speakers the music will play on before the track starts playing the title of the track and the artist playing/singing the track. Is there such a thing?

  2. i got problem with my rhytmbox, my rhythmbox often freeze, for example, when i play music with rhythmbox there’s no problem but after the song finish, it doesn’t go to next song and then freeze, i don’t know why?
    do you ever like that?

  3. I tried the equalizer on Ubuntu 15.04 64bit on a Notebook. I assume that my audio Chip has no hardware support for treble/bass control and also no DSP. lspci shows this:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossfreedom/rhythmbox-plugins

    I hoped that the equalizer plugin does the signal processing in software not depending on hardware support. But it obviously has no effect on my audio playback.

    Does the equalizer depend on the hardware?

  4. I just tried this on Ubuntu 15.10, and it still works! Great tutorial.