Today is the last UDS-N day and a session about the default application selection in the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal is ongoing. Here's what is being discussed:
- Banshee might be included by default in Ubuntu 11.04 (and thus replace Rhythmbox) if it can be slimmed down to fit on the CD
- Oneconf will be included by default in Ubuntu 11.04.
When we told you about some discussions on changing some default application in Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10, Banshee was only being discussed.
iPod sync with Banshee is broken in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx since HAL is now D-Bus activated and does not have an init script. This bug was fixed by Banshee developers last night but isn't yet available anywhere - except GIT.
So here is a short guide to compile the latest podsleuth from Git in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.
Like we told you a few days ago, Banshee 1.5.5 (aka 1.6 RC1) got a very nice new YouTube extension but the new version also brings some other new features like Grid View and Gapeless Playback:
I've recently came across a very interesting Banshee extension which I'm sure many of you will find to be useful.
The extension is called Banshee Telepathy Extension and you can use it to share or stream music through Empathy instant messaging client with your contacts (Jabber (including GTalk) only) through a p2p protocol.
Banshee 1.5.4 has just been released and the new version features the release of Banshee Community Extensions as well as support for Nokia N900 phones and more.
The Banshee Community Extensions include Alarm Clock, Lyrics, Mirage (which calculates the acoustical similarity between songs) and several other extension.
All of these require a working setup with ifuse, gvfs, libimobiledevice (aka libiphone) etc as per our previous article.
Banshee 1.5.1 (aka 1.6 Beta 2) has been released, bringing important changes, such as an Auto DJ mode, three new shuffle modes, support for WebOS devices (like Palm) and support for the Samsung Galaxy Android phones.
Why use Gnome-Do to Control your music player? GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present on your desktop or the web, and perform useful actions on those items. Gnome Do also comes with numerous plugins which includes a plugin to control Rhythmbox, Banshee, one for Exaile and one for XMMS2.
Banshee is one of the popular audio players for GNOME, and maybe the first alternative to Rhythmbox, the default player coming with this desktop environment. Banshee has made some amazing things in the last year, especially since 1.0 came out. Each new release brings something new, it get more stable and new features are added.
I have used Amarok for over 3 years I think, but since Jaunty and Amarok 2 (I did use Amarok 1.4 again but it didn't worked like it should anymore and also no development made me look for something else), I decided to look for another music player.
Banshee 1.5.0 (aka 1.6 beta 1), the great Linux and Mac OSX music player, has been released and it includes tons of bug fixes and new features. It is the result of six months work by more than 30 contributors.
Banshee 1.0 is finally here, and the development team has added a truck load of new features; making it not only an audio player but a full blown media player and manager. This video discusses all of the new and improved features of version 1.
I’ve seen a lot of articles lately about the release of Banshee 1.0, the Gnome music player “written in C# on the Mono platform using GNOME technologies” (from the website). For some people the mono platform alone would be reason enough to bash Banshee, but I don’t care about that. I do get curious however when people claim that Banshee will replace Rhythmbox as the default Gnome media player on their system. I’ve used Rhythmbox. It’s pretty good. I was curious what Banshee had to offer.