Rhythmbox Music Player 3.2 Released [How-to-upgrade]

Last updated: March 29, 2015


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

Add rhythmbox PPA

2. After adding the PPA, launch Software Updater (or Update Manager) and install available updates for Rhythmbox after checking for updates.

upgrade rhythmbox via software updater


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One response to Rhythmbox Music Player 3.2 Released [How-to-upgrade]

  1. Hoover Campoverde March 30, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Thank you Ji m for your bug help. You help me a lot and I have my RH player updated using Ubuntu 14.04.2LTS amd64.