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Banshee 1.9.6 Is Released

Banshee 1.9.6 is a development release, part of the 1.9 series leading up to Banshee 2.0. Banshee is a media player that allows you to play your music, videos, and other media media as well sync it with portable devices to take your media on the go. Banshee includes features to import your media, manage its metadata, and play your music and videos.

To install Banshee open a Terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and copy+paste the following lines:

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

When installed you can find Banshee under Applications -> Sound & Video -> Banshee Media Player.

If you already have Banshee and the banshee-team ppa installed Banshee will be updated to the latest version when running a system update.

Banshee Homepage


Rename banshee-1 to banshee in preparation for 2.0
AmazonMp3.Store: 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

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