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coverart-browser - v2.2 development (Colonel K)

Browse your coverart albums in Rhythmbox v3 and later.

If you have reached here looking for the stable version of the plugin please read the README files for



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Summary: whats new in this release

  • Support for Alternative-Toolbar & Headerbar - add view switcher to headerbar and remove from source toolbars
  • Support for Alternative-Toolbar - Toggle between views and sources in sidepane
  • Export and Embed dialog remembers field values between openings
  • Quicker startup of plugin
  • chosen playlist are persistent between rhythmbox sessions
  • Add CoverArt Playlist to the same menu-button as other views
  • Remove separate CoverArt Playlist icon on track-view
  • Rework CoverArt Playlist so that don't have to start CoverArt to play the last saved playlist
  • various icons display correctly for both light and dark themes
  • Translated into 25 languages and locales
  • for developers - doxygen documentation:

How it works:

How to install - Rhythmbox 3.0 and later:

N.B. for earlier Rhythmbox versions use version 1.x

Prerequisite is to use a distribution supporting GTK 3.10 or later - for example, Ubuntu 14.04, Arch or Fedora 20

for Debian & Debian-based distros such as Ubuntu & Mint:

sudo apt-get install git gettext python3-mako python3-lxml python3-gi-cairo python3-cairo gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad rhythmbox-plugins

for Fedora and similar:

sudo yum install git gettext python3-mako python3-lxml python3-cairo

NOTE: it is assumed that you have separately installed the patent encumbered codecs found in the good/bad & ugly packages To install the plugin:

rm -rf ~/.local/share/rhythmbox/plugins/coverart_browser
git clone -b master
cd coverart-browser

To uninstall the plugin:

cd coverart-browser
./ --uninstall

Note 1 - the CoverArt Browser plugin also requires installing the following plugin:

For Ubuntu 14.04 and later:

V2.0 is now available in my rhythmbox PPA - installation instructions in this AskUbuntu Q&A:

Note - installing the package rhythmbox-plugin-coverart-browser will also install rhythmbox-plugin-coverart-search

Please help out with translating

We need you to help us translate the english text to your native language.

Don't worry - it is easier that you think. Just visit:

Remember to set your preferred language and then just submit your translation.


  • thanks to Luqman Aden for the coverart-search plugin which our cover-search pane is based upon
  • thanks to Canonical for the Star widget which the ratings capabilities use
  • our Translators: Launchpad Translation team - individual credits for each locale is shown in the plugin preferences dialog
  • Button Icons - jrbastien for the five toolbar icon-sets
  • Flow view is based upon Contentflow


    This plugin code is released under the GPL3+ license.

    Contentflow source is released under the MIT license

    All translations are released under the BSD license

    Genre icon-set:

    Creative Commons License
    Music Genre Icons by Meghn Lofing is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

Contrast of the iconset has been altered as agreed by the author. Thanks Meghn!

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