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Installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my AMD64 Desktop which has been happily importing media from my iPod 5th gen into Banshee with no problem all year. After installing 12.04 all Banshee does is remember ipod files and seems to treat it as a drive to play media from, but not import media to PC.

If I click on Import all that happens is that the file names get imported with their location on the iPod but no actual files get transferred as used to happen.

Is there a fix for this is should I just wait for a program update ?

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Banshee cannot perform music sync with iOS 5. What you described is similar to what happens with an attempted sync to iOS 5. – Abhay Rana Jul 26 '12 at 10:52
Yes. I have had this problem with Banshee/iPod before after Ubuntu upgrades, then months later after a program update it suddenly works again. I love Banshee but it's really frustrating – Paul Jul 26 '12 at 12:36
Try to use gtkpod, Banshee internally uses it as a backend. – Abhay Rana Jul 26 '12 at 14:26

You could just try a re-install something could of got messed up in the upgrade

sudo apt-get remove banshee


sudo apt-get install banshee

It might not help but at least you will definitely have the latest version.

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