Saturday, September 18, 2010

RhythmArty browser plugin for rhythmbox

I love rhythmbox music player because it is lightweight and it just works. It does not have many fancy features. So, to make my rhythmbox experience more entertaining I decide to write a plugin for album art browsing, called RhythmArty. It search for embedded cover art and in folder cover art. It doesn't download covers from internet.

It is not as good as other players browser but works for me. I hope it will work for you too. Give it a try.

Download files from: RhythmArty on


Anbuselvan said...

Here is my suggestion: Overall its a good work. My suggestion would be to have a rounded-rect images for the album cover rather than the rectangle.with a shadow effect will give a more attractive album cover.
Looking forward for the implementation

Vincent Normandeau-Babin said...

Hi! i have tried your 0.4 version of rhythmarty but still some album cover which are in my music folder in jpg format are not display. Also, has suggested in sourceforge it will be cool to get the album cover saved in .cache/rhythmbox.

Thanks for you good work

rob said...

Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit
I' ve a problem:

With version 0.4 i see only the default cover.
With version 0.3 i see the cover (but i have any bugs)

Is it possible complety delete the plugin and re-install?

Thanks Rob

Vincent Normandeau-Babin said...

Ok I found my bug ! If you only see default cover for an album make sure that the cover for this album is name "cover.jpg" else it won't recognize it.

Enjoy !

rob said...

thank you for your kind answer.
But I have tried and, at the moment, it doesn't work.

have a look at this screenshot :

Vinod Dahiya said...

Hi Rob,

Try Tools->Get Covers

cfoch said...

Hi! I live in PerĂº. Sorry, but my english is bad. I want install "Rhythmarty" in Fedora 14 but the shell say:

"""No package 'gstreamer-0.10' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables RHYTHMARTY_CFLAGS
and RHYTHMARTY_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

I had installed gstreamer-0.10, but the problem continue. Please, ¿you can create a .rpm file? Thanks
PD: contact me in

LuxDevelopment said...

I tried to install the plugin on Fedora 14 but keep getting the following error.

(18:17:36) [0x90c150] [rb_module_load] rb-module.c:72: Loading /home/luxdevel/.gnome2/rhythmbox/plugins/rhythmarty/

(rhythmbox:23742): Rhythmbox-WARNING **: /home/luxdevel/.gnome2/rhythmbox/plugins/rhythmarty/ undefined symbol: rb_shell_notebook_set_page

(rhythmbox:23742): Rhythmbox-WARNING **: Could not load plugin rhythmarty

(18:17:36) [0x90c150] [rb_module_finalize] rb-module.c:148: RBModule 0xb89c00 finalising

(rhythmbox:23742): Rhythmbox-WARNING **: Error, impossible to activate plugin 'RhythmArty Browser'

Can you help e with this?