Rhythm box 3.4.5 Improves Its Support for Podcasts
16 May, 2022
A new version of open source music app Rhythm box has been released.
Rhythm box 3.4.5 includes major improvements to its podcast downloading, playback, and management capabilities.
For instance, devas rewrote the podcast downloader to offer better resume and retry; episode order is preserve if/when multiple podcasts episodes share the same publication date; and podcast episode GUIDs (globally unique identifier) are now used to handle episode URL changes.
Adding a podcast feeds with no episode no longer throws an ‘unhelpful’ error message; cancelling a podcast download is more reliable; and various fixes ensure podcast album art and feed descriptions shows up as intended.
Other notable changes include scrapping the Soundcloud plugin (it no longer works); making cross-fading work better with network streams, and ‘better reporting of progress when transferring to Android or MTP devices’.