Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When Banshee downloads podcasts to the 'Podcasts' folder, it marks that folder as read only. This is a problem when I want to sync them to my Android smartphone and I am unable to listen to them because of this permission setting. I am able to change the permissions of the folder manually, but when it updates the feeds, it resets them.

I've found a few threads about the internet, including the Ubuntu forums, but no-one is able to find a solution.

share|improve this question
up vote 3 down vote accepted

In a case like this, the best bet is to report a bug in banshee's bug tracker. If the bug is fixed, you'll get the update in the next release.

share|improve this answer

For anyone else this affects, like me, the bug report can be found here:

Bug #682971: Podcasts are downloaded as 'Read Only'

(Just click the this bug affects me too link)

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.