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This behavior -- which came about as a result of this bug report -- is a design decision based on the Ubuntu Sound Menu specification. To quote from the spec: A compliant player should also keep playing if you close its window while it is playing; exit if you close its window while it is not playing... If you have Banshee's sound menu integration ...


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dv3500a's answer has links to the information. Here is an informative video from Gabriel Burt's talk at GUADEC that might give you some information that gives you an overview of some of the things that are nice in Banshee. Here are the slides. I was at the session and here are some of the highlights: The ability to change UIs from netbook to "normal". (It'...


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You can add the notification applet to the gnome-panel as shown in the picture. To add, ALT+Win and right-click the gnome-panel to add the notification applet. However, banshee is fully integrated in the sound-indicator, to perhaps the use of the notification icon is not required.


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According to man banshee, it is possible to control playback. I'm not sure about searching though. Here are a few of the controls that you mentioned. Check the man page for many more. --next Play the next track, optionally restarting if the 'restart' value is set --previous Play the previous track, optionally restarting if the 'restart value is ...


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If you have a Last.fm account, try the Last.fm Fingerprint Extension for Banshee. After installing this extension, enable it in Banshee by going to Edit > Preferences > Extensions and checking the box next to Last.fm Fingerprint. With this extension enabled, you can right click on any song in your library and choose "Get Information from Track Fingerprint"...


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I use a command line utility called mp3gain, which is available in the repositories. To use it, go into the directory where you store your music files, and then run this command: find -name '*mp3' -exec mp3gain -r -k {} \; It will go through every subdirectory, finding any file ending with .mp3, and normalize the gain so that they will also play back at ...


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Answer about why Rhythmbox was chosen from the Ubuntu Desktop Mailing list Based upon broader community feedback, it seems the preference is RB. Now, we have to be careful with that, obviously, but we simply use that as a data point. Size of both projects on CD. Alone, not a deciding point, but another data point. Stability in core function. ...


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Installing Banshee To install Banshee, do one of the following, click on this button: or if you want to run in Terminal: sudo apt-get install banshee Uninstalling Rhythmnbox This step is optional, however follow if you like. Run in Terminal: sudo apt-get remove rhythmbox Making Banshee your Default Media Player Open the application Details (You ...


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In Banshee's Edit->Preferences select the "Source Specific" tab, and then select "Audio CDs" under "Source". Under "Input Format" you should be able to select "Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC)". Note: you will need the libflac8 package installed, but this should be installed by default on Ubuntu as part of the GStreamer "good" plugins (gstreamer0.10-plugins-...


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Yes, you can remove it via the Ubuntu Software Centre, or if you prefer, via the command line: sudo apt-get remove banshee In Ubuntu, you can remove almost any software you don't like without encountering issues.


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Found the solution, works with any media player. Export your playlist to a m3u file. I called it playlist.m3u Open a terminal in the folder where you have saved the file. Copy & paste this: sed "s/#.*//g" < playlist.m3u | sed "/^$/d" | while read line; do cp "${line}" '/path/to/output/folder/'; done Remember to change the path to your desired ...


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In Banshee 2.2, both of these issues have been fixed. Ubuntu 11.10 comes with this version of Banshee installed by default. There are a couple reasons that this could happen: MusicBrainz recently changed the way that third party applications can request metadata, and this change caused problems with Banshee. Until recently, if a MusicBrainz DiscID matches ...


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This is not a technical problem. Banshee is still able to open .amz files and use them to download purchased music. However this problem results from a decision by Amazon to unilaterally restrict all browsers with linux user agent strings from being able to download .amz files. Luckily there is one immediate workaround, and a couple avenues for further ...


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In the menu, Edit->Preferences, and then the extension tab, you need to turn off the old notification area and application indicator extensions (if they're on) and turn on 2 extensions, MPRIS Support and Sound Menu Integration:


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I did this with rhythmbox, make a folder on your desktop give it a name. now find the play list you like when the music list shows click on one of the songs and hold ctrl+a high light the hole list now drag and drop it in to the folder on your desktop. this should make copy's of your music. you can also try clementine music player it has some tools to help ...


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Banshee still doesn't have DAAP sharing. It can consume, but there's no DLNA server in there yet. According to the application selection blueprints for Natty, the Ubuntu developers wan't to "fix UPNP support". I take that to mean making Banshee comparable to RhythmBox but there's room for misinterpretation. The Banshee Team recommended method is through an ...


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This can be answered visiting the Banshee FAQ page on their website, namely this section of it: Where does Banshee store configuration files/the library database? It is stored under ~/.config/banshee-1/. The library database itself is called banshee.db and is a SQLite 3 database. It is then kept at the home of the user under the folder /.config/...


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Starting around Ubuntu 12.04, when you rip CDs in Ubuntu using Rhythmbox or Sound Juicer the default settings will create VBR MP3s, but the VBR headers don't get added, so just about any program you open the MP3s with will show the incorrect track length, including the default music player (Rhythmbox) and the default file manager (Nautilus). The easiest ...


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Edit->Preferences and tick the "Update file and folder names" box. Then flick to the Source Specific tab to set how you want the folders and files named. Unfortunately, the files aren't renamed automatically. They only update when you manually change the tags. The only way to achieve this today is to select all songs, right click and choose 'edit ...


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My two cents, applicable to Banshee 2.3.3 / Rhythmbox 2.95: Music library: just specify your Music folder to Rhythmbox and it will be imported Playlists: Dynamic Playlists: as far as I know you will have to re-create them. Not fun, with additional complication due to the different feature sets of each player. Static Playlists: just export them as .m3u in ...


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Try typing in a terminal: banshee --fetch-artwork This will make banshee download missing covers.


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The .amz files downloaded from Amazon's Cloud Drive are actually (subtly) different than the .amz files downloaded from their .mp3 store. Banshee's Amazon downloader wasn't able to recognize and open these files in Banshee 1.9.6, but this has been fixed. The fix is in Banshee 2.0, which is in 11.04.


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Found an almost perfect solution, with thanks to @macydanim to pointing me in the right direction. In Natty, Banshee won't show up in the notification area, so I ran the following command: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Mumble', 'Wine', 'Skype', 'hp-systray', 'banshee']" This adds Banshee to a "whitelist" ...


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There is standalone program for that (not Banshee) - Picard, in Ubuntu repos. http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard


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I had the same problem on Ubuntu 12.04. Changing the Video default app to VLC has no effect, while for the others (web, mail, music, etc... ) it does work. It seems that there is a bug. A quick solution: Open defaults.list with gksudo gedit /usr/share/applications/defaults.list Search for totem.desktop and replace ALL with vlc.desktop. Save, close, and....


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This was discussed and decided at UDS-N on Friday 29th October at 10:00 AM. The blueprint for the default application selection is on Launchpad. There hasn't yet been a video posted of the session on the ubuntu developers channel but there may be in the future. You can also look at the IRC log for this session.


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This problem is, unfortunately, not completely uncommon. It's often caused by a system crash or power outage while Banshee is running, but there may be other causes as well. The Banshee FAQ page has a list of instructions that work most of the time. In terminal, with the sqlite3 program installed, try this: Change into the directory where Banshee stores ...


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Do not login using the login GUI after such a crash. Switch to a text-based login by pressing Ctrl + Alt + F1. Login with your username and password. Errors during a X session are appended to ~/.xsession-errors, but this file is overwritten every login. Make a backup of this file by executing: mv ~/.xsession-errors{,.1} This will rename the .xsession-...


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In case of crashes you have to set Banshee up to create a debug log. Short version from the link: killall banshee cd ~; banshee --debug 2>&1 | tee banshee-debug-log.txt Reproduce your problem and exit banshee and attach the resulting banshee-debug-log.txt to your bug report. There is also a faq on performance issues I wonder why there is a faq ...


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You could try to remove it and blacklist it in Dconf. Install dconf-tools package Execute dconf-editor from Terminal or using Alt+F2 In the left menu, select apps>indicators>sound You should see banshee in interested-media-players. Remove it: set the key to [] (or keep just players you are interested in) To make things future-proof, you can add Banshee to ...



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