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On Windows it's possible to right click on a folder of MP3s and (when it works) click on play to have the default media player queue up the contents in track order.

Does anyone know a way I can do the same thing on GNOME in Ubuntu?

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Here is a nautilus plugin that does this.

Instructions:

sudo aptitude install python-nautilus
wget http://seemanta.net/code/Nautilus_plugin/add-to-rhythmbox_V02.py \
  -P ~/.nautilus/python-extensions
killall nautilus
# Navigate to your music folder again, right click, add to play queue
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the nautilus -q doesn't seem to work to restart nautilus. i finally got it restarted by (1) ps -ef | grep nautilus, (2) kill -HUP xxxx (where xxxx is the PID found), and (3) dbus-launch nautilus foo where foo is the options to nautilus from step (1). logging out of Gnome and back in should also do it. – quack quixote Jun 11 '10 at 14:14
    
@qq: Thanks, edited. Nautilus should launch again when a folder is selected from the places menu. – Tobu Jun 11 '10 at 14:30
    
Thanks, works great! (Strangely the first time I tried it the tracks were out of order, but I haven't been able to recreate that.) – Andy Jun 11 '10 at 15:07

Just install nautilus-actions and you can do a lot of things, including playing a folder in rhythmbox, banshee, and the like.

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