Rhythmbox 3.0 Has Been Officially Released

September 4, 2013! It was the day of the Rhythmbox 3.0 release announcement. People may ask, what is Rhythmbox?  Rhythmbox is a free music management application inspired by Apple’s iTunes released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It works well under the GNOME Desktop, and it based on the powerful GStreamer media framework. Rhythmbox is very easy to use and has many useful features such as Internet Radio support, audio visualizations display,  albums preview from  Magnatune and Jamendo. You can also use it to play, rip, burn audio CDs and automatically download audio podcasts. There are many plugins that come with Rhythmbox and there is also a list of third-party plugins which you can access here.

Rhythmbox Features

– Easy to use music browser
– Searching and sorting
– Comprehensive audio format support through GStreamer
– Internet Radio support including last.fm streams
– Playlists
– Display audio visualizations
– Transfer music to and from iPod, MTP, and USB Mass Storage music players
– Display album art and song lyrics downloaded from the internet
– Play, rip, and burn audio CDs
– Automatically download audio podcasts
– Browse, preview, and download albums from Magnatune and Jamendo

What is new in Rhythmbox 3.0?

Custom recording settings have been improved in this release of Rhythmbox and many bugs have been fixed. The cool thing about Rhythmbox 3.0 is that many translations have been updated including Catalan, Czech, German, Spanish, French, Greek, Galician, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Latvian, Norwegian Bokmal, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Serbian, Serbian Latin, Thai, and Simplified Chinese. Rhythmbox 3.0 comes new with playback controls and support for composer/Music Director ID3 tag has been added. No more replaygain crashes. Plugins don’t use anymore python 2.x,they use python 3.x and this Rhythmbox does better use of RTL icons.

Overview of changes in Rhythmbox 3.0 “I Eat Tapes”

Plugins now use Python 3
New task progress display below the track list
(used for various things including track transfers and
import jobs)
Support for composer tags
Restyled playback controls
Restyled source list using symbolic icons
Better introspection of everything
Separate CBR and VBR encoding styles with different sets
of exposed properties
Playlist settings (browser visibility etc.) saved in
Better use of RTL icons where appropriate