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Banshee is an open-source media player, originally called Sonance until 2005.Built upon Mono and Gtk#, it uses the Helix and GStreamer multimedia platform for encoding and decoding various media formats, including Ogg Vorbis, MP3 and FLAC. Banshee can play and import audio CDs and supports many portable media players, including Apple's iPod, Android devices and Creative's ZEN players.Other features include Last.fm integration, album artwork fetching, smart playlists and podcast support. Banshee is released under the terms of the MIT License and is available for Linux as well as Mac OS X operating systems. A build for Windows is currently in preparation.


What is new in banshee 1.9.6

Banshee 1.9.6 is a development release, part of the 1.9 series leading up to Banshee 2.0.
Enhancements

* Rename banshee-1 to banshee in preparation for 2.0
* AmazonMp3.Store: amazon.ca support
* MiroGuide: Handle Listen links from front page
* Dap: Add support for Sharp IS01 (bgo#645361)
* Playlists: Recognize m3u playlists without header (bgo#645351)
* LibraryWatcher: Guard against watching incorrect dirs (bgo#633309)
* MassStorage: Support Sirius Alpha Android phone (bgo#643960)
* WebOSDevice: Support playlists (bgo#641486)
* Windows: Auto-update functionality (bgo#641960)

Notable Bug Fixes (26 fixed since 1.9.5!)

* MiroGuide: Properly escape search query strings
* AmazonMp3.Store: Fix search query escaping
* bgo#623183: DatabaseTrackInfo: Fix rating update on current track
* bgo#637717: audio-profiles: fix duration for CBR lame profile
* bgo#614192: GStreamer: Fix inappropriate repeating
* bgo#643782: Mpris: Distinguish between music and video playlists
* bgo#641515: Workaround X BadMatch crash
* bgo#619609: Metadata: Do not fetch covers for unknown albums/artists
* bgo#631012: Audiobook: Fix crash when switch to playlist
* bgo#628087: Handle setting SearchEntry.Query to nullb
* bgo#602145: InternetRadio: Clear playback errors when playing
* bgo#635951: Fix skipping removed/deleted tracks

Install banshee 1.9.6 in ubuntu using PPA

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:banshee-team/banshee-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install banshee

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1 Comment to “Banshee 1.9.6 released and PPA installation instructions included”

  1. Gotham says:

    Still doesn’t let me sync selected playlists with my iPod Nano.

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