Install Banshee 1.6 With Grid View and Cover Art Support in Ubuntu Lucid, Karmic


All new Banshee 1.6 is released. This is a major release and a lot of new improvements and bug fixes is made to Banshee 1.6. Major changes include the addition of grid view, which makes browsing through your albums a breeze, and also an optional cover art display in lower left corner.

banshee 1.6

Feature List
  • Gapless Playback.
  • Sync Device From Playlist Option.
  • Banshee Community Extensions.(Link)
  • Type-ahead Find in Track, Artist, and Album Lists.
  • Full changelog here.
Add PPA First
  • You will have to add the Banshee-team PPA to your sources.list.
  • For that, simply goto Terminal(Applications - Accessories - Terminal) and copy-paste the following line. 
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:banshee-team/ppa
    • Done. 
    Already have Banshee?
    • If you already have an installed version of Banshee, all you need to do is an upgrade. Copy-paste the following lines into Terminal(one by one). 
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    • Done.
    To Install Banshee from scratch
    • Now, if you don't have an installed version of Banshee, do the following.
    • Copy-paste the following lines into Terminal.
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install banshee
    • Done.
    • Want to check out old Amarok 1.4 again in Ubuntu? Here is how.

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