Mar 30, 2015

Install Rhythmbox 3.2 In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint Via PPA

Rhythmbox 3.2 was released yesterday, bringing new features like a Soudcloud plugin, along with bug fixes. If you're using Ubuntu 15.04, 14.10 or 14.04 / Linux Mint 17.1 or 17 (and derivatives), you can already install the latest Rhythmbox via PPA.

Changes in Rhythmbox 3.2 since 3.1:

  • added a Soundcloud plugin;

  • added the ability to clear, re-fetch and manually set cover art using the song info window;

  • added support for disc and track total tags;

  • various style and layout fixes;

A complete list of changes for Rhythmbox 3.2 is available HERE.

Here are a couple of screenshots with the new Soundcloud plugin and the new cover art options from the song info window:

These are just the changes since version 3.1, available in Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet however, Ubuntu 14.10 and 14.04 provide Rhythmbox 3.0.x and since then, Rhythmbox was updated with GTK 3.14 support and even more bug fixes, which you can see HERE (changes in 3.1).

Install Rhythmbox 3.2 in Ubuntu or Linux Mint

Ubuntu 15.04, 14.10 or 14.04 / Linux Mint 17.1 or 17 (and derivatives) users can install Rhythmbox 3.2 by using fossfreedom's Rhythmbox PPA (by the way, you should also check out his Rhythmbox plugins PPA as well as his CoverArt Browser extension). Add the PPA and install/upgrade Rhythmbox by using the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossfreedom/rhythmbox
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rhythmbox

That's it!

If for some reason you want to remove Rhythmbox 3.2 and go back to the version available in the official Ubuntu repositories, you can purge the PPA by using the following commands:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:fossfreedom/rhythmbox

via / thanks to fossfreedom for the PPA

via Web Upd8 - Ubuntu / Linux blog