Rhythmbox adds Magnatune support
Rhythmbox, a popular music player for Linux's GNOME desktop, has added support for Magnatune.
If you're using a Linux version that uses apt-get (such as ubuntu, which I use), then add this line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:
|deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty universe multiverse main restricted|
then run your graphical package manager, update your repository list, and Rhythmbox 0.97 should appear as a choice.
Adam Zimmerman, the developer who added the feature, described it this way in their release v0.97 announcement:
|The first of these is a new plugin which provides integration with the
MagnaTune online music store. MagnaTune lets you listen to entire tracks
before purchasing them, provides a variety of DRM-free formats including
Ogg Vorbis and FLAC, lets you choose how much you are willing to pay for
an album, and has a "don't be evil" policy.
The plugin lets you browse the store from within Rhythmbox, open "Artist
in an email to me, Adam wrote:
|This is the first version to include the Magnatune plugin. So
to all Rhythmbox users: download, enjoy, and give feedback. Could the UI
be better? Any features you'd like to see? Bugs that need to be
There are a few more features that are planned. Credit card details will
Adam sent me several screen pictures, which I've included in this blog posting.
Posted by John Buckman on December 22, 2006 at 08:48 AM | Permalink
I just tried out the Magnatune support in Rhythmbox 0.10.0. It's addictively easy to use, and I've already bought two albums! (The latest Yoria CD and the marvelous "Kyotaku Live" album.) And once I've had a chance to play a few more albums on the big speakers, I'm sure I'll be buying more.
Big thanks to the Rhythmbox developers and Magnatune!
Posted by: Eric at May 6, 2007 4:59:50 PM
I like it! It's great way to discover and download new music. The only thing I miss is some way to easily note artists and songs that I like so I can return to them later. Often I want to listen to songs several times before I buy.
Posted by: Leif Arne Storset at Nov 6, 2008 3:41:12 PM
An interface to login to stream.magnatune.com rather than using the default www.magnatune.com would be most welcome.
Posted by: Xavier at Oct 25, 2009 3:59:29 AM