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How do I quit Banshee?

When I press the X button in Banshee's title bar, it hides, but the music continues playing. However, from time to time I need to quit Banshee completely. How can I do that? (pressing "close" from the ...
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Why was Banshee chosen to be the default for 11.04?

What are the reasons for Banshee replacing Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 11.04? I don't want your opinion on which is best nor why. I want to know what the reasoning was behind the decision.
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Why is Rhythmbox becoming the default (again)?

So, it seems with 12.04, they're switching back to Rhythmbox, after switching from Rhythmbox a year ago. I don't get why. They say that it's because of a blocking bug in GTK3# (if I understand that ...
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How to remove duplicate tracks from Banshee?

How to remove duplicate tracks from Banshee?
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Can Banshee fix music metadata information?

I'd like Banshee to automatically find and fix the correct song title and artist names and album information for my music from the internet. Is this possible with this software? Something like, ...
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No Banshee notification area icon in Gnome 3 classic session

After installing Ubuntu 12.04, I have a problem with Banshee: it doesn't have a tray icon. I know about the tray-icon-plugin, but it's not working: I'm using Gnome 3 in classic mode. In gnome-shell ...
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Disable notifications on track change?

I've not long been running Banshee on 11.04, and my main problem with it is that when changing tracks a notification is displayed, this is all fine when using hardware buttons on my laptop to change ...
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Is there a program that edits audio files to have the same volume?

When listening to music in Banshee or any other player, I always have to up the volume for certain songs and turn it back down for others because they don't have the same replay gain. Is there an ...
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Can't change global default video player to VLC?

I have already set VLC for default video player but still vids, movies, etc. open in Banshee and I cannot find anyway to turn that off. So far I have to manually tell each vid to open with VLC and to ...
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How to import a radio station list from Rhythmbox to Banshee?

I want to try Banshee on Lucid and have to import all my radio station lists, so I wonder how to do this automatically instead of importing each one by hand. I have several radio stations in ...
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Can I safely remove Banshee?

I prefer Clementine as my music player. I'd like to completely remove the default player (currently Banshee) and replace it with Clementine. Can I do this, without breaking Ubuntu?
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Can I use banshee from the command line?

I love Banshee media player in general, and I already have an important library of music, which I've spent a lot of time organizing (labeling, correcting, etc). I also use the command line a lot, so ...
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How to migrate from Banshee to Rhythmbox?

As it has been decided, Ubuntu Precise 12.04 will feature Rhythmbox as the default music player. I am aware, that it does not mean that I will not be able to use Banshee, nevertheless I would like to ...
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How can I export all the mp3s from a playlist in Banshee?

I have all my music, unsorted in /home/blah/Music/. It's in random folders, which doesn't matter for me though since Banshee takes care of everything. I have a large playlist containing a good 2/3 of ...
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How do I backup my Banshee listening history?

I would like to use sites like last.fm, but because I'm often moving from OS to OS, and mostly listen to music on an mp3 player, most of my listening data gets lost. Is there any way I can backup ...
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Where does Banshee store playlists and podcast metadata?

I'm in the process of doing a system re-install. I've seen: Best way to backup all settings, list of installed packages, tweaks, etc? There are a couple of specific apps I want to double check that ...
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How to register downloaded podcast mp3 in Banshee?

I just upgraded to Natty and trying to start using Banshee instead of Rythmbox. I noticed that Banshee put downloaded podcost under Podcast folder. I have a bunch of previously downloaded podcasts by ...
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How do I make Banshee re-scan for cover art?

I restored my banshee db as per this question. My music and listening history shows up as expected, but the cover art is missing, and Banshee won't scan for it. "Rescan music library" doesn't check ...
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How to remotely control Banshee via SSH?

Banshee has the ability to control its main window from the command line using commands like $ banshee --next However when running these commands over ssh as the same user it simply tries to launch ...
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How to really-really rescan media library in Banshee?

I made a few edits to track information in Banshee's File System Queue playlist, and it appeared nice, however Artists box (in the middle of the screen) contained old information (as it was before my ...
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Sync Music from Banshee via SSH to Android Device

i want to transfer my music to my android device via ssh. I do that wireless because i do not always want to plugin the cable to sync some files. Is there a way banshee can recognize my android device ...
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No application to launch when plugging in ipod

I am running Banshee 1.8.0 on a more-or-less vanilla Meerkat installation. I was most pleased when I plugged in an old iPod Nano and it Just Worked. However, when plugging in the iPod, Nautilus/Gnome ...
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How do I import Amazon MP3s with Banshee and the new Amazon Cloud Player?

Banshee's Amazon MP3 Import extension until recently allowed seamless importing of songs purchased from Amazon MP3. It did this by a)opening .amz files and using them to connect to and download the ...
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How to download songs from Amazon's Cloud Player?

Using the latest Banshee (1.9.6) and the Amazon MP3 extension, I just bought an album, and it was copied to my Amazon Cloud Drive/Player. How do I download this to my computer? Banshee's Amazon MP3 ...
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Setting up DAAP in Banshee

Ok, so I can see and listen to music libraries from other computers on my network via Banshee (They are running Rhythmbox with DAAP enabled) but I cannot see my Banshee library from them. I have ...
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Sync Banshee with Ubuntu One music without having the music locally?

Is it possible to set up Banshee to sync with my Ubuntu One music that is stored in the cloud? If I upload all my music to Ubuntu One from my desktop, will I then be able to sync Banshee with that ...
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Ripped mp3 files show wrong track lengths

I have seen this problem both when using Banshee and Sound Juicer. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Thinkpad 14". I'm not sure about the make of my internal CD drive, but would be glad to provide you with ...
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Can Banshee play internet radio from .pls files?

I've recently become interested in Internet Radio, and have found a few stations that I would like to add in Banshee. Examples are the stations shown at http://www.chronixradio.com/ - but the only ...
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Get the total listening time from the CLI with banshee

Is there a way I can get total listening time from command line? I want to write a script to keep track of how much time I spend listening to music on a daily basis.
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How do I correctly group albums in Banshee?

I use Banshee to manage & play my music (most of which came from emusic and CDs). I consistently have problems getting songs from the same album to appear as one album. This is particularly a ...
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Is it possible to import/export radio station as a list into/from Banshee

I have a list of radio stations that I am interested in importing to Banshee. After I add more stations before next upgrade I would like to keep that list somewhere, so it can be imported into Banshee ...
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What does Banshee need to recognize an audio book?

I do have a few audio books, but Banshee doesn't recognize them. What prerequisites have the files to meet to be recognized by Banshee as an audio book? Is it a one or more mp3 tags or a special ...
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How do I change the Sound Menu's default music player?

I'm running Maverick at the moment and the default music player is Rhythmbox. It interfaces with the panel through the sound menu, so you can see it playing like this: I know that, in Natty, ...
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How to add a folder to a playlist in Banshee?

Now how do you add an entire folder to a playlist of Banshee. Say, you have a precious folder in which you have put your favorite songs one by one. How do you create a playlist for that folder? ...
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How can I stop banshee from downloading podcasts as 'read only'

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 ...
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Remove Banshee's sound menu support

I am using 11.04 and Banshee is the default, but I rather stick with Rhythmbox. I want to remove banshee from the sound menu I went into the extensions tab and unchecked all the sound menu support and ...
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Why can I not see my USB connected Android device over SSH?

I have a computer running Mythbuntu 11.04, and it has Banshee 2.0 installed on it. I also have an Android phone that I use as a music player. I want to get Banshee and Android talking to each other ...
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Is there any way to “scrobble” to libre.fm using Banshee?

Well , is there any way to "scrobble" to libre.fm using Banshee? (i'm on banshee 2.1) I found out that rhythmbox can do it, but i prefer banshee.
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How to import Rhythmbox podcasts into Banshee?

With Natty, the default music-player changed from Rhythmbox to Banshee. While my music seems to have moved along, the podcasts didn't. I have therefore two questions : How can I listen the podcasts ...
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Why are Last.fm's features unavailable to Banshee users who don't subscribe to the service?

Whenever I try to do anything other view my Last.fm profile in Banshee, I am confronted with the following message at the bottom of the inteface: Failed to tune into station: Stations are only ...
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Banshee never connects to a radio stream on the first try

I have 17 different radio streams. I'd like to be able to use the alarm extension so I could wake up to one of them playing. However, I can't do this because Banshee (2.2 daily build) never, and I do ...
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Banshee is working very slow

Banshee is working on my PC very slow. My pc should have enough power (2x3Ghz, 4GB-Ram, 7GB-Swap, 1GB-Graphics, 32bit Ubuntu) but the switching between playlists is working very low. default version ...
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Is there a way for Banshee to rename a song file according to it's tags?

For example, I have a file called HCYD.mp3 on my Music folder. If I open it in Banshee I see the actual song name, artist, etc. Is there a way to rename the file (actual file name!) to something ...
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How can I browse by genre in Banshee?

Is it possible to browse by genre in Banshee? Per default I only see browsing enables by artist and album. Can the browser be configured to support genres as well?
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Banshee is still in the sound menu after unistalling

Using 11.04 I uninstalled Banshee from the Software Center, restarted the system but still it's visible in the sound menu. How can I get rid of it?
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Will the Ubuntu One Music Store be available for Banshee in 12.04?

I heared that Rhythmbox will replace Banshee as the default music player in Precise. However, I was still surprised not to find the Ubuntu One Music Store plugin for Banshee in Precise. It has been ...
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Bulk export/embed album art in Banshee

I have a well structured music library in Banshee. I used to just use folders for years so I've always been pretty good at maintaining a strict filing system. I say this not to brag (it did waste a ...
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How to help improve Banshee?

I have had some problems running Banshee. It crashes quite often after finishing playing a song. It also jumps all over the place when playing back albums - sometimes it plays the first song twice - ...
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How to import playlists from Rhythmbox into Banshee?

Since Banshee became the default player in Natty, I want to import my playlists from Rhythmbox. Banshee offers an 'import playlists' feature but it does not recognize Rhythmbox's playlists (in folder ...
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How do I make a smart playlist of my purchased music?

I buy from both 7digital and Amazon MP3 stores, how can I make a smart playlist of all my purchased songs?