Banshee 1.5.5 comes with 3 nice new features

Banshee 1.5.5 was just released, the new release comes with many new features and improvements, more than 26 bugs were fixed since the last release. The new features included in this version are gapless playback, a grid album browser, and a YouTube extension.

Gapless Playback / Playbin2

Banshee now uses the playbin2 GStreamer element. With this comes support for gapless playback, which is the default now for users with GStreamer >

Grid View

screenshot showing the album browser in grid mode

We are debuting a new grid mode for our custom list widget, visible in the modified Album browser. It will be used for Videos, Audiobooks, and more in future releases.

YouTube Extension

This extension shows YouTube videos in the Context Pane related to what you’re playing, and lets you watch them within Banshee. You can enable it in the Extensions tab of the Preferences dialog.

screenshot showing thumbnails of YouTube videos related to the playing song

Screenshots credits go to Banshee project

To download Banshee 1.5.5 go to Banshee download page and choose your linux distribution (click on the screenshot bellow to go to download page):

For ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala :

Add repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:banshee-team/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install banshee

For Fedora 12:

Become root


Then install banshee using yum :

yum install banshee

And is done!

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