Banshee 2.2 : How to Install | What’s New

Introduction :

Banshee is an open-source media player, originally called Sonance until 2005.Built upon Mono and Gtk#, it uses the Helix and GStreamer multimedia platform for encoding and decoding various media formats, including Ogg Vorbis, MP3 and FLAC. Banshee can play and import audio CDs and supports many portable media players, including Apple’s iPod, Android devices and Creative’s ZEN players. Other features include integration, album artwork fetching, smart playlists and podcast support. Banshee is released under the terms of the MIT License and is available for Linux as well as Mac OS X operating systems. A build for Windows is currently in preparation (see Cross platform support).


What’s New in Banshee Media Player 2.2 ?

a) eMusic Store

Browse, search, preview, buy, and download music straight into your Banshee library from the eMusic online store.

b) New custom support for the Barnes & Noble Nook

Transfer music between your library and your Nook device, it just works !

c) Support default internet radio stations

At first start, XSPF playlists in $datadir/banshee/stations/ are imported automatically. We don’t provide default radio stations ourselves but this allows distros or other third parties to do so.


How to Install :

Open the terminal and run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:banshee-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install banshee

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