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Adding support for Jamendo and Magnatune to Rhythmbox on Linux

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I’m using rhythmbox to play music on my Debian Linux.
Rhythmbox is a good substitute for both audacious and xmms. XMMS is already very obsolete and it often crashes because of some of it’s plugins.
On the other hand audacious is sometimes having problems on my notebook working with it’s alsa plugin or pulseaudio especially if I play something in youtube.
With audacious my songs sometimes got stucked for some weird reason.
With rhythmbox I have never experienced this kind of issues.

Considering the fact that I’m a GNOME user rhythmbox is even more attractive for me.

During about 2 years ago I’ve heard about the Jamendo – community of free, legal and unlimited music published under the Creative Commons licenses.

Just about 10 months ago I’ve also discovered magnatune which is also a radio which allows free listening online of it’s whole online catalogue.
That’s why it was really interesting for me to have this two nice music streaming services directly into my rhythmbox.

I was very happy to discover that already a plugin that embeds the Jamendo and Magnatune Support to the Rhytmbox program.

To enable Rhythmbox to support Magnatune and Jamendo type in your root terminal:

debian:~# apt-get install gmpc-plugins gmpc-plugins-dbg
debian:~# apt-get rhythmbox-plugins

It’s very likely that the rhythmbox-plugins might be already installed on your Linux, anyways I put the command above just in case if for some reason it’s not installed.
Now launch your rhythmbox and on the left pane you will see the Jamendo and Magnatune text appearing and the two music networks icons showing up.
To start playing music in either in selected playlist by your or just play all the available music on Jamendo / Magnatune you should select either one or the other one.
Enjoy the nice music ! 🙂