Rhythmbox Desktop Art
Audio
Score 60%
Description:

This is a Rhythmbox plugin that shows album cover art for the current playing song on the desktop. It can optionally show the popular "web 2.0" shiny floor reflection effect. When you hover the cover image, previous, play and next buttons appear.

hanns174c

6 years ago

aqui pueden encontrar el plugin Desktop-art para rhythmbox: http://ubuntuone.com/p/bNq/

Read more: Rhythmbox Desktop Art | http://www.grapitix.com/?p=419#ixzz1CrKv7Qds

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mountainjew

7 years ago

Hi, i recently started using this plugin, but what i've noticed is that it doesn't always display the cover. 9/10 Times it won't, and i can't figure out why. The only way for me to get it to show is by dragging the jpg into rhythmbox art box and pausing the song.

Is there any way it can use local art rather than the plugin which fetches art from last.fm? Oh and i have all my album art named the same, dunno if that's an issue.

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sergiotca

7 years ago

Same problem here, I searched the web for about two days now and so far nothing, it seems that the problem is that the plug-in is actually not programed to pick up ID3 covers, only the ones that are in the same place as the audio file or at .cache. You can prove this by looking inside /home/username/.gnome2/rhythmbox/plugins/desktop-art/CoverManager.py

I found a guy who made a "patch" using mutagen to fetch the covers, but it didn't work for me. http://osdir.com/ml/rhythmbox-devel/2009-11/msg00004.html

Also there is a branch for supporting embedded cover art in the CoverArt plugin at launchpad, but it seems to be abandoned :( https://code.launchpad.net/~jmillikin/rhythmbox/embedded-cover-art

Hopefully someone will come up with a definitive solution, this is pretty sad.

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mountainjew

7 years ago

Ooh thanks for the link to the patch, it works perfectly for me :)

It's a pity the dev seems to have given up on this project, it's much nicer than any other nowplaying widget.

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sergiotca

7 years ago

It worked for me too, I was having some troubles with mutagen but now is all fine. I love how this add-on looks.

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legluondunet

7 years ago

Hello,

I would like to know if you could adapt Desktop-Art for Banshee? Rythmbox should be replaced soon by it.

Cheers.

LGDN.

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paco85

8 years ago

I just wanted to thank you... I See that I had to be patient(like 45+- seconds) for the page to load...& it looks GREAT..... good lookin' out..... nice Job!

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Skarof

8 years ago

I changed my computer and I lost your plugin. I want to find it! The link does not work any more...

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MastroPino

8 years ago

thanks mate, this plugin rules :D

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legluondunet

8 years ago


The plugin show the default rythmbox icon and track name on the desktop but none covers.


ubuntu intrepid 8.10
rythmbox 0.11.6
Python 2.5.2

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nedrebo

8 years ago

This bug is now fixed

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nedrebo

8 years ago

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legluondunet

8 years ago

Hello,

this plugin is what I'm searching to, but I couldn't download it since several weeks: the site is offline.
Someone know if there is a mirror or if the adress has changed?

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adamruss

8 years ago

cant download for a long time allready

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