Follow these directions to copy and convert a Windows iTunes library including music and playlists to Ubuntu linux for use with Banshee.
C:/Users/<yourName>/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music directory from Windows to Ubuntu
Copy the Windows
iTunes Library.xml file to the same directory in Linux.
Open a Linux terminal window and execute the following changing with your user name (it converts all the Windows paths to Linux paths and allows you to import not only music but playlists as well.):
sed -i 's/C:\/Users\/<yourName>\/Music\/iTunes\/iTunes%20Media/home\/<yourName>\/Music/g' ./*Library.xml
- Run Banshee, right click Music and Import Media. Choose the
/home/<yourName>/Music folder and import.
You should see your music as well as your playlists imported.