Controlling Rhythmbox via a web-browser is not new. Indeed, I’ve done this before via rhythmweb. However I wanted to use my phone as a remote-control…
I thought it was a bit sad to allow rhythmbox-android-remote to suffer from bitrot – so I’ve forked it, converted it to python3 and fixed up some issues with the original source.
It allows you to play, pause, forward/reverse, shuffle and repeat tracks. It displays any coverart you have in your rhythmbox collection. It also allows you to browse & play by album/track artist and tracks titles as well. Just hit your phone’s settings button and touch the “sync” icon.
It is GPL-3 open-source based. So feel free to fork and make changes. Banshee-remote is similarly GPL-3 open-source. So if you are wanting to dip your toes into android programming – grab the source here
Heck – if you want – I am most definitely willing to help with the rhythmbox side of things – I would love add functionality such as to control rhythmbox’s volume and also to “play all” tracks for an album.
So fork banshee-remote – call it something else, work with me to make the rhythmbox changes and publish to android’s playstore.
git clone https://github.com/fossfreedom/rhythmbox-android-remote
Activate “rhythmbox-android remote” in the plugins window
Alternatively, install the “rhythmbox-plugin-android-remote” package from my rhythmbox PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossfreedom/rhythmbox-plugins
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rhythmbox-plugin-android-remote