Picture and info from Gabriel Burts Blog:
Both MTP and iPod support album artwork, on-the-fly transcoding (converting between file formats), and video support!
Other features and fixes include:
This release also features default smart playlists, created for new users and users with zero smart playlists. There is a more extensive list of predefined smart playlists, including the defaults, available in the New Smart Playlist dialog.
Howto Install Banshee 1.0 Beta 1 in Hardy Heron:
Add the apt sources.list entries listed below to your "Third Party Repositories" in System->Administration->Software Sources, and click reload when prompted.
Alternatively, you could just add the entries listed below to the bottom of your /etc/apt/sources.list file, then run "sudo apt-get update".
Hardy Heron Repository:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ubuntu hardy main
Gutsy Gibbon Repository:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ubuntu gutsy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ubuntu gutsy main
The latest release of Banshee is 1.0 Beta 1. To install it click here, or use the command:
sudo apt-get install banshee-1
Alternatively, you could install "banshee-1" through Synaptic Package Manager. The installation of Banshee 1.0 Beta 1 from this repository can co-exist with 0.13.x stable versions.
Ipod support in Banshee 0.13.2 requires manual installation of the podsleuth package:
sudo apt-get install podsleuth