Banshee Music/Video Player 1.0 Beta 1 Released with PPA Repository For Hardy Heron!

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!

Release Notes

Other features and fixes include:

  • Fullscreen video playback (go to Now Playing and press f or hit the Fullscreen button)
  • Extensions can be enabled and disabled in the new Mange Extensions tab within your Preferences.
  • Banshee can be scripted using Boo
  • Improved gstreamer error handling (for missing files, codecs, etc)
  • A bug with play counts, introduced in Alpha 3, has been fixed
  • Writing metadata to file was not working in the Alphas, is fixed
  • Issues with the play queue should all be resolved
  • Limiting smart playlists by file size or duration works
  • Shuffle and repeat are automatically disabled while playing

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 hardy main
deb-src hardy main

Gutsy Gibbon Repository:
deb gutsy main
deb-src 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

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