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Share Your Rhythmbox Library with Empathy Contacts

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Want to share your music collection with a contact over Empathy? Yesterday i told you how to do it in Banshee, now it’s the turn of Rhythmbox!

As with the Banshee plug-in that offers the same functionality (and a bit more, sadly) this requires both parties to be using a) the plug-in and b) on a jabber account.

Assuming you have git-core installed as well as the necessary dependences [see here if you don’t] you can grab the source and build it.

Open a terminal and type: –

  • git clone git://

Now navigate to the directory using: –

  • cd rhythmbox-plugin-telepathy/

Followed by: –

  • mkdir -p ~/.gnome2/rhythmbox/plugins/

and finally: –

  • cp -r rb-tp-* ~/.gnome2/rhythmbox/plugins/

Enable The Plug-in

In the Rhythmbox plugin configuration (Edit, Plugins), both parties need to activate the following: –

  • DAAP plugin in Rhythmbox
  • enable the telepathy exporter plugin
  • enable the telelpathy importer plugin.

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Thanks to marco bonomo