# Ubuntu – How to debug Rhythmbox missing plugin for burning CD

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I want to burn a CD using Rhythmbox. I cannot get it to work. I want to find out why but more I want to learn how to debug a problem like this, which occurs pretty much any time I try to do anything in Ubuntu.

This page says "Right click on the created or desired playlist and select Create Audio CD". My first question is, why does it say that when right clicking on a Playlist in Rhythmbox does not produce a context menu? Are these instructions years and years out of date or were they always wrong since the beginning?

This page is helpful, explaining that I first need to enable the Audio CD Recorder plugin, then find the menu item in the Playlist menu. I would do that except my plugins list doesn't have Audio CD Recorder and that menu item is missing. My second question is, how do I figure out where that plugin went? Every other Rhythmbox user in the world seems to have it.

So I have failed to solve this on my own and I'd like to learn better ways to do that in the future.

• Lets start with rhythmbox package dependencies. On my 16.04 LTS:

\$ apt-cache depends rhythmbox
rhythmbox
Depends: libc6
Depends: libglib2.0-0
Depends: libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0
Depends: libgstreamer1.0-0
Depends: libgtk-3-0
Depends: libpeas-1.0-0
Depends: librhythmbox-core9
Depends: libtotem-plparser18
Depends: libx11-6
Depends: python3
Depends: python3
Depends: python3.5
Depends: rhythmbox-data
Depends: dbus
dbus:i386
Depends: gstreamer1.0-plugins-base
Depends: gstreamer1.0-plugins-good
Depends: gstreamer1.0-x
Depends: media-player-info
Depends: gir1.2-rb-3.0
Depends: gir1.2-glib-2.0
Depends: gir1.2-gtk-3.0
Depends: python3-gi
Breaks: gvfs
Recommends: yelp
Recommends: avahi-daemon
avahi-daemon:i386
dunst
cinnamon
gnome-shell
notify-osd
plasma-workspace
python-jarabe
xfce4-notifyd
Recommends: gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio
Recommends: gvfs-backends
gvfs-backends:i386
Recommends: rhythmbox-plugins
Recommends: rhythmbox-plugin-zeitgeist

So I assume that sudo apt-get install rhythmbox-plugin-cdrecorder will fix the problem (it uses Brasero as CD/DVD writer).