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Rhythmbox Needs an Overhaul, 100(or less) Papercuts for Rhythmbox Maybe?

Sep 30, 2010, 13:32 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to kiterunner for this link. ]

"Rhythmbox is, as you all know, the default gnome music player and default music player for Ubuntu as well. Canonical integrated Ubuntu One Music Store with Rhythmbox through a plugin with the release of Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" and the implementation works pretty good. The store has a discreet selection of music if you live in UK or USA, for everyone else it's a very small selection of music, but that's another story.

"Why Rhythmbox? In the past years I switched through so many music players like Audacious, Exaile, Amarok, Banshee, Listen, Songbird etc. and finally ended up using the default player, Rhythmbox. Why? I'll briefly explain.

* Audacious: winamp-esque interface and music management, it just screams 1999.

* Exaile: weird disposition of the music as a side column, doesn't update the music library very well.

* Amarok: huge load time because of its huge kde dependencies, messy interface."

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