If you've recently upgraded to iOS4 (now 4.2) and use Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, you can see your photos in Nautilus, but you have no access to your music using Rhythmbox or GTKPod (the device shows up but quickly disappears). However, you can easily get it to work using the instructions below.
Today is the last UDS-N day and a session about the default application selection in the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal is ongoing. Here's what is being discussed:
- Banshee might be included by default in Ubuntu 11.04 (and thus replace Rhythmbox) if it can be slimmed down to fit on the CD
- Oneconf will be included by default in Ubuntu 11.04.
Simple Rhythmbox Plugins is a collection of 5 Rhythmbox plugins which can: search for album cover on Google Images, save the existing cover in the mp3 folder, save the cover in the mp3 metadata, search the artist on Wikipedia and open the albumart cover.
Zedtux, who also maintains a PPA for the Rhythmbox FolderView plugin we wrote about last week, sent us a tip about a new PPA he maintains for the Rhythmbox Album Art Search plugin.
Today, a new project has been registered on Launchpad, called Rhythm-e. The project was registered by Ammonky - who's also behind Nautilus Elementary.
No code has been published yet (update: the code can be found HERE), but you can get an idea on how it will look:
We've backported the latest Rhythmbox version from Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat to Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. The new version comes with bug fixes as well as a new feature: the play button now changes to pause and stop when needed.
Yesterday we wrote about a post on ubuntuforums where a user reported that the latest Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha 3 supports his iPhone 3GS out of the box. [...]
All of these require a working setup with ifuse, gvfs, libimobiledevice (aka libiphone) etc as per our previous article.
In our previous tutorial we showed how you to access the iPhone OS 3.x filesystem and read/write to its music database using iFuse and by compiling our own libgpod4.
The main functions of Desktop Art Rhythmbox plugin (why isn't this default in Rhythmbox, one may wonder...?) is to display covers and information about the current playing song, on your desktop. But hovering the mouse over it, some controls are displayed so you can skip to the next song, etc.
Rhythmbox, the default audio player in Ubuntu was updated recently to version 0.12.4. Among the changes:
Rhythmbox is the default audio player coming with the GNOME desktop environment, featuring a clean, typical interface which is so common for GTK audio players. I could say that Rhythmbox has little missing features and it is rather complete.
Why use Gnome-Do to Control your music player? GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items. Gnome Do also comes with numerous plugins which includes a plugin to control Rhythmbox, Banshee, one for Exaile and one for XMMS2.
RhythmBox is music management and playback software, inspired by Apple's iTunes.