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I have a number of audiobooks in mp3 format which, when imported into Banshee, appear in the Music category. I am able to get them into the Audiobooks category by dragging them over, but that still appear in Music, and when I try to remove them from the Music library, they are also removed from Audiobooks. How can I get them to appear only in Audiobooks?

NB: They are kept in a separate audiobooks folder, away from the music.

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It's not really an answer but I just wanted to add that if your library is really big and you don't want to wait for the rescan you can simply sort all your music by File location column in Banshee, select everything from your ~/Audiobooks path and drag it to the Audiobooks library section. – Cyprian Guerra Sep 22 '12 at 13:54
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Instead of importing directly, drop them in the audiobooks folder and then rescan your media library for banshee to find them.

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Ok, this sorted itself when I restarted Banshee. I guess it just needed a way to refresh the database.

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just click on the rescan media library menu item in tools – RolandiXor Nov 26 '10 at 2:43
I'll remember to do that in future. Thanks. – Chris Wilson Nov 26 '10 at 2:49

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