Rhythmbox Third-Party Plugins Ubuntu PPA

Now that Rhythmbox is once again the default music player in Ubuntu, AskUbuntu moderator fossfreedom has created a PPA for various Rhythmbox plugins that many Ubuntu users might find useful. Among the plugins included are: Equalizer, Jump-to-Playing, Tray Icon, Microblogger, Tablature plugin, JumpToWindow and more.Currently, there are 12 plugins available in this PPA and they have been tested on Rhythmbox 2.96 which is available in the official Ubuntu 12.04 repositories. Initially, some didn’t work with Rhythmbox 2.97 from the main WebUpd8 PPA but after some recent updates, all the plugins worked just fine in my short test.To add the PPA (for Ubuntu 12.04), use the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossfreedom/rhythmbox-pluginssudo apt-get updateThen, to install all the available plugins, use the command below:sudo apt-get install rhythmbox-plugin-completeYou can also install the plugins individually:- Equalizer: add a 10-band equalizer to Rhythmbox.Installation:sudo apt-get install rhythmbox-plugin-equalizer- Last.fm: adds love/ban last.fm buttons and synchronizes playcount (it can only retrieve the playcount) and loved tracks(adds 5 stars to the track if it’s marked as loved). The sync occurs only when playing a song and it needs to be enabled from the plugin preferences.Installation:sudo apt-get install rhythmbox-plugin-lastfm-extension- Microblogger: sends a notice about the currently playing track to identi.ca

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