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Banshee is an open-source media player, called Sonance until 2005.Built upon Mono and Gtk#, it uses the 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. Stable versions are available for many Linux distributions, as well as a beta preview for Mac OS X and an alpha preview for Windows.

What is new Banshee 2.2.0

Banshee 2.2 is the culmination of six months' work by 35 developers, 38 translators and dozens of bug reporters and testers. It is a stable release, the successor to Banshee 2.0.

eMusic Store

Browse, search, preview, buy, and download music straight into your Banshee library from the eMusic online store.

New custom support for the Barnes & Noble Nook

Transfer music between your library and your Nook device, it just works !
Support default internet radio stations

At first start, XSPF playlists in $datadir/banshee/stations/ are imported automatically. We don't provide default radio stations ourselves but this allows distros or other third parties to do so.
Other Enhancements

Add "Stop when finished" option in the notification popup menu
Hide labels in the source pane when the group is empty
New Devices Supported:
Motorola Atrix
Notion Ink Adam
Samsung Galaxy Ace
Samsung Galaxy S2
Xperia X12
Add "Smiley Face Curve" default equalizer
ArtworkManager: add --fetch-artwork argument
MiniMode: Reduce height of window
Support .spc files
Set UserAgent when doing MusicBrainz queries
Get info from the database or the file when opening a URI
Remove keyboard shortcut for toggling scrobbling
Cache the ArtworkID in the database for faster startup
Various enhancements to our experimental GStreamer# backend, bringing it close to feature parity with our current C backend. It is still not built by default and not recommended for daily use, but testing is welcome.

Install Banshee 2.2.0 on ubuntu 11.04

Open the terminal and run the following commands

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


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1 Comment to “Banshee 2.2.0 released and PPA installation instructions included”

  1. Al says:

    I’m running Ubuntu 10.10 can I update to Banshee 2.2? I have tried with no luck?

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