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rhythmbox cover art ubuntu 14.04


Cover art browser plugin v2.0 for the pre-installed Rhythmbox music player was finally announced by the developer, available for Ubuntu 14.04 and later.

For the uninitiated, the CoverArt Browser plugin for Rhythmbox allows you to find, play and queue both albums & individual tracks through various views:

  • Tile-View – a grid like view completely customisable – you can have a iTunes like layout, xnoise or any other media player grid layout.
  • Flow-View – swipe through your albums using different types of flows
  • Artist-View – list all album-artists graphically and find their albums
  • Music Library View – deep integration with standard rhythmbox – move to the Track-based layout and back to the other views in the same way via a toolbar menu (“…”)
  • Play Queue View – new to this release, further deeper integration – move to the Play Queue to see what you have manually queued.

Taken together, you no longer need the side-pane – press F9 to hide and enjoy the increased screen-space to view and play your albums.

Rhythmbox Cover Art browser

Rhythmbox cover art browser

Rhythmbox Cover Art Browser

Single click has improved in this release – play – pause – add albums with one click. For detailed changes, see the link at the end of post.

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Install Cover Art Plugin 2.0 in Ubuntu 14.04:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install rhythmbox-plugin-coverart-browser

The above will add the developer’s PPA, and install the cover art browser as well as CoverArt search providers from it.

Once installed, re-open the Rhythmbox player and enable the two plugins from Tools -> Plugins …

Rhythmbox Enable Cover Art Plugin


via: xpressubuntu

Cover Art Browser is a plugin gives a visually slick way to browse your music collection in Rhythmbox v2.96-v3.0.

It adds a new CoverArt button to the left pane; Albums are displayed as clickable buttons containing their album cover; Right click menu allows to play, queue & search for coverart for an album.

rhythmbox cover art browser

As well as simply displaying a grid full of album art for browsing, you can:

  • Drag & Drop cover art on to the browser
  • Fetch/search for missing album art
  • Display Album & Artist name under the cover
  • Double click playing of albums
  • Sort covers by album name and artist
  • Adjust cover art size
  • Multiple user-configurable options to tailor what you see and use.
  • Examine and change properties for an album/tracks
  • Set ‘CoverArt Browser’ to Rhythmbox’s default view

To install this plugin, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands one by one:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install rhythmbox-plugin-coverart-browser

The PPA supports for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and their derivatives such as Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

After installation, enable the plugin by running below command:

gsettings set org.gnome.rhythmbox.plugins.coverart_browser webkit-support false