1. NAME

rhythmbox - music player and library for tagged files using GStreamer

2. SYNOPSIS

rhythmbox [ option... ]

3. DESCRIPTION

rhythmbox is a very easy to use music playing and management program which supports a wide range of audio formats (including mp3 and ogg). Originally inspired by Apple's iTunes, the current version also supports Internet Radio and Last.fm integration, iPod syncing and generic portable audio player support. Audio CD playback, ripping and encoding, music sharing, and Podcasts.

For performance reasons, the remote control abilities have been moved from the rhythmbox binary to a separate program. See

R rhythmbox-client and the corresponding man page for documentation.

4. OPTIONS

-d, --debug

    Enable debug output

  • -D, --debug-match=match
        Enable debug output matching a specified string

--no-update

    Do not update the library with file changes

-n, --no-registration

    Do not register the shell

--dry-run

    Don't save any data permanently (implies --no-registration)

  • --rhythmdb-file=file
        Path for database file to use
  • --playlists-file=file
        Path for playlists file to use

-q, --quit

    Quit rhythmbox

  • --display=DISPLAY
        X display to use

-?, --help

    Show help options

--help-all

    Show all help options

--help-gst

    Show GStreamer Options

--help-gtk

    Show GTK+ Options

--help-sm-client

    Show session management options

5. AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Sven Arvidsson <>, for the Debian system (but may be used by others).

6. SEE ALSO

R

The online documentation available through the program's Help menu.