A couple things stand out to me here:
- I don't think *.tar.ball is a standard file extension. But then, maybe ball is a compression format I've never heard of and they forgot to include in the tar manpage.
- The OP is trying to install Rhythmbox 0.13.3 from a .tar file. The version in the repos for 12.04 is 2.96. Did I miss something here?