View Full Version : [SOLVED] Last FM dynamic tracks in Rhythmbox 0.12.8

August 25th, 2010, 05:02 PM
I am trying to get Last FM's dynamic tracks plugin to work in Rhtymbox 0.12.8 so that i can have a feature equivalent to the Genius function in iTunes.

I have found the following from OMG Ubuntu: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2009/12/auto-queue-similar-tracks-in-rhythmbox.html

I follow the instructions, but run into problems when i can't find a rhythmbox folder at:

Instead the only plugin folder i can find is at:

The problem is that when i try to move the extracted Last FM plugin to

i get the message:

There was an error moving the file into /usr/lib/rhythmbox/plugins. Error moving file: Permission denied

Can anyone tell me where i need to stick the Last FM plugin so that i can get dynamic tracks to make playlists in Rythmbox. Also getting reccomendations from LastFM on anything that i am playing in Rythmbox (like in Guayadeque) would be great.


August 25th, 2010, 06:37 PM
Don't install it this way.

Instead, install the package rhythmbox-plugins (apt:rhythmbox-plugins).

Then, in rhytmbox, go to Edit -> Plugins and enable Last.fm:

August 25th, 2010, 08:35 PM
Thanks but the problem is that that plugin doesn't, as far as i can see, enable dynamic tracks. It simply allows me to access my Last FM account from Rhythmbox.

If i have missed something here, it would be great if you could point it out.

February 2nd, 2011, 10:54 AM
Solution is in libre scrobble


There are typos in the instructions so read the comments.