Thursday, May 8, 2008
Banshee Podcast Support Coming in Beta 2
First, a quick note to people using the Ubuntu Banshee 1.0 PPA packages. Unfortunately, the packager messed up and at first released packages without iPod or MTP support. And now it has come to my attention (via comments and bugs from disappointed users) that the packages include the podcast extension, when it is pre-alpha and should not have been included. Hopefully the Ubuntu guys will get fixed packages out soon, and be more careful with packaging in the future. Jorge is working to make things right. We do expect to have the podcast extension ready by Beta 2. And Beta 2 will have auto-rip support which I just committed last night. After enabling it in your Preferences, whenever you insert a CD it will automatically begin importing it, if it's not already in your library and if MusicBrainz information can be found for it. Very useful if you are ripping many CDs.
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That's a bummer, since a lot of users start to pay attention when software goes beta, and a lot of users are on Ubuntu.ReplyDelete
Luckily you have an enthusiastic packager and someone like Jorge to smooth out problems and solve the underlying issues, whatever they may be.
So that's why my new iPod didn't work with Banshee... so when can we expect the new Ubuntu .deb's?ReplyDelete
Does podcast support include video podcasts? I assume it does since video support is already part of the Banshee Betas?ReplyDelete
I hope this auto-rip feature can be disabled in the preferences somewhere, or via gconf.ReplyDelete
@rob: Yes, it will.ReplyDelete
@anonymous: From the post: "After enabling it in your Preferences"...