i type a song in the search bit and press enter but nothing happens how do i get songs on to rhythmbox

Asked by natsamp on 2007-05-18

I've just started using ubuntu and my computer has both ubuntu and windows on it, and all the files can be seen on both. through windows I have itunes with all my music on it and I want to add the files to rythmbox. I go to -Music -Import file (i tried file and flder) and select a folder with music in it, but it simply does nothing. How can I add my files?

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Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 πŸ¦„
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You can't.

iTunes music files (bought from iTunes) have nasty DRM on them which prevents other open software products like Rhythmbox from opening them:-


An alternative is to burn them to CD and re-rip them in Ubuntu which will remove the DRM.

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #2

Thanks for your question. To add file on you rhythmbox you can setting the dir in which you have this file. To do it you open a configue option and in "library satting" you add the directory.


natsamp (natsampaio) said : #3

Thanks Alan Pope, that solved my question.

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #4

Thanks Alan, I learn a new thing