Ubuntu - Rythym Box issue

Kim Briggs patiodragon at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 15:50:56 UTC 2008

On 3/3/08, Tom <lau at woh.rr.com> wrote:
> Hello to All:
>  I've installed Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy and have tried Rythym box with some
>  disappointing results.  Many of the radio stations that I try to import
>  end up not playing w/ message "proper plug in not installed".  What do
>  I need to do to make R-Box more functional, or, do I need to replace it
>  w/ some other player w/ better plug-ins?
>  Thanks for your inputs,
>  Tom Lau

Hi Tom,

I've been using Ubuntu for over 5 years and have never gotten the
default application Rhythm Box to play streaming .pls files.  This is
AFTER I have confirmed it can play static mp3 files.  It is mind
boggling how this is the default app.

My solution is to use XMMS for this task:  sudo apt-get xmms xmms-skins

You can change the program used for .pls in Firefox in
Preferences...Content Tab...File Types section.  The location of XMMS
is /usr/bin/xmms


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