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Rhythmbox is a free and open source software for playing and organizing a music collection


  • Music playback from various digital media is supported;
  • Support for streaming Internet radio and podcasts;
  • Support for scrobbling with Last.fm and Libre.fm;
  • The Replay Gain function is supported (playback with a uniform volume);
  • It is possible to create playlists and so-called “smart” playlists that are automatically updated according to previously set criteria;
  • The user can assign ratings to individual songs that are used by the random playback algorithm (songs with a higher rating are played more often);
  • There is support for DAAP (transfer of multimedia files over a local network);
  • Support for uploading covers and lyrics (TerraBrasil, Dark Lyrics, Jlirycs, Jetlyrics);
  • Sort music by various parameters: title, genre, artist, etc.;
  • There is a search;
  • Support for updating the status in IM clients according to the current song (Empathy and Pidgin);
  • Support for iPod and MTP;
  • Support for working with Audio CDs (copying Audio CDs, compression via GStreamer, creating Audio CDs from playlists);
  • It is possible to customize the appearance of the program interface;
  • It is possible to enable a smooth transition between tracks;
  • Playback functions: play/pause, switch tracks (next/previous), repeat, shuffle, rewind, volume control;
  • Support for plugins (modules);
  • You can listen to and buy music in the Magnatune online music store;
  • Notifications are available;
  • MPRIS D-Bus Support;
  • You can search for and play tracks from SoundCloud.

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The software Rhythmbox is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub org.gnome.Rhythmbox3

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:3.4.4
Developer:The GNOME project
Programming language:C
License:GPL v2
Software website:wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Rhythmbox

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