I was browsing the Ubuntu Forums today and someone asked “How can I export my playlists from RhythmBox?”, how easy must that be I thought. I was wrong. I had a look under the “music” menu thinking there would be an export option and there wasn’t.
Here’s the options I got under the playlist menu.
Oh well, you must just right-click the playlist and do it there… right??? (see below)
…Wrong! I was beginning to think it wasn’t possible. I spent ages searching for a solution on the net, I even tried finding out where Rhythmbox had put the playlists in the file system so I could maybe grab them from there. No luck.
Hallelujah!! The “save to file” option magically appears.
It shouldn’t be this hard to find the function though, there should be an option on the context menu at least and probably an export option on the main “music” menu, which then allows you to choose a playlist to export after you click it. Hopefully the Rhythmbox developers will make this feature a bit more intuitive in the future.
I still love Rhythmbox though don’t get me wrong, I just thought I’d post my solution in case anyone else gets caught out by this like I did.