Ubuntu – Rhythmbox missing dependencies on Ubuntu 18.04

Ubuntu – Rhythmbox missing dependencies on Ubuntu 18.04


I have a brand new installation of Ubuntu 18.04.

When I try to stream radio Rhythmbox I get the error

Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in

I have looked at the dependencies of Rhythmbox using:

apt-cache depends rhythmbox

and checking the libraries one by one using, e.g.

ldconfig -p | grep libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0

and this library appear to be missing.

I have downloaded libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0_1.16.2-4_amd64.deb and attempted to install it using

sudo dpkg -i libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0_1.16.2-4_amd64.deb

But I get th error

dpkg: error processing archive libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0_1.16.2-4_amd64.deb (--install):
 conflicting packages - not installing libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0:amd64

[Edit 20200418 11:52 BST] 

I also get the message

Additional Multimedia Codec Required
An application is requesting additional multimedia codecs

I have run

sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras 

What can I do?

Best Answer

  • Open Rhythmbox and in the Activities bar at the top left of the screen you will see it listed with a small down arrow by its side.

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    Click on the down arrow and you will be presented with a drop down menu amongst which is listed Plugins.

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    You can then configure plugins as required.

    If there are no plugins present, you can install them by following these steps in a terminal:

    sudo apt-get update -y
    sudo apt-get install -y rhythmbox-plugins

    The -y flag assumes yes and silently install.


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