The 3.2 release of Rhythmbox, Ubuntu’s default music player, was announced just a few hours ago with some new features, bug fixes and translation updates.
According the the changelog, Rhythmbox 3.2 brings a Soundcloud plugin, support for disc and track total tags, ability to clear, re-fetch and manually set cover art using the song info window.
There are also some bugs has been fixed in the new release:
- same songs played after reading a playlist
- no easy way to unselect the browse by album,artist,genre option
- Unclear string “in” for translation
- rhythmbox skips one or two songs after playing certain songs
- configure warning: ‘INCLUDES’ is the old name for ‘AM_CPPFLAGS’ (or ‘*_CPPFLAGS’)
- Add track count and disc count to the database
- data: Add Vorbis aliases as supported mime-types
- Failure to build with tdb 1.3
- Crash when right clicking the track list in the library
- Rhythmbox fails to import MP3 files with ID3 v2.4 tags created by PicardQT
- Tracks with no embedded covert art show a random cover art from the music collection
- Right click on any file in ‘Tracks list’ clashes the application
- Duplicate symbol _rb_metadata_iface_xml
- gdkx.h explicitly included; prevents building on Mac
- symbolic icon is broken
How to upgrade to Rhythmbox 3.2 in Ubuntu:
The new release is available in fossfreedom’s PPA, available for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 15.04, and Linux Mint 17.
1. First open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run below command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:fossfreedom/rhythmbox
2. After adding the PPA, launch Software Updater (or Update Manager) and install available updates for Rhythmbox after checking for updates.