Rhythmbox which takes its inspiration from Apple's iTunes application, lets you do everything from importing your audio cd's into mp3 or Ogg Vorbis format, and play these music files and other music files you have. Play your music with an assortment of visualization plugins and burn new audio cd's from your music files. It is a one-stop shopping application for all your music needs.

Current features include:

  • Play mp3 or ogg music files from your ID3 organised Library.
  • Display information on the songs through metadata reading
  • Display songs in an organized view
  • Create Groups(Playlists) by dragging and dropping from the Library view.

Planned features include:

  • Internet Radio
  • Visual Effects
  • Audio CD Support
  • CD Ripping & Burning

April 22: "A Proposal for Rhythmbox's Future"
I've written up a document on the current state of Rhythmbox and it's possible future.

December 11th: New bugfix release: 0.4.1.
Changes since 0.4:
  • New cool graphics [Jakub 'jimmac' Steiner]
  • Genre browsing [Marco Pesenti Gritti]
  • Context menu on songs view [Marco Pesenti Gritti]
  • Prelight stars in the rating columns [Xan Lopez]
  • Bugfixes [Jorn Baayen, Olivier Martin, Marco Pesenti Gritti, Colin Walters, Christian Schaller]

November 13th: The long awaited 0.4 release is OUT!.
Lots of cool stuff including:
  • Speeeed! [Jorn Baayen, Kristian Rietveld]
  • Lots of bugfixes [Jorn Baayen, Olivier Martin, Jan Arne Petersen]
  • UI improvements [Jorn Baayen, Olivier Martin]
  • Improved song information dialog [Olivier Martin, Jorn Baayen, Mark Humphreys]
  • Editable toolbar [Marco Pesenti Gritti]
  • Preferences window and visibility options [Jorn Baayen]
  • Library rewrite [Jorn Baayen, Olivier Martin, Kristian Rietveld]
  • Full DND Support (directories, files, songs in groups) [Olivier Martin, Jorn Baayen]
  • Support for searching is back [Olivier Martin, Jorn Baayen]
  • LIRC support [James Willcox]
  • Tray icon [Jorn Baayen]
  • Manual [Mark Finlay, Mark Humphreys, Luca Ferretti]
  • Rating songs support [Olivier Martin]
  • Columns visibility editing [Olivier Martin]
  • Play statistics [Mark Humphreys]
Other contributors: Xan Lopez, Mark Humphreys

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