Wednesday, October 14, 2009
After another 4.5 months development, including contributions from 51 people, we have released Banshee 1.5.1! Shuffle Modes Shuffle by artist or album let you listen to everything by an artist or on an album before jumping to a new random artist or album. Shuffle by rating or score lets you shuffle through your songs, with higher rated or scored tracks being more likely to play. Thanks to Elena Grassi for her patch for the rating shuffle mode that got the ball rolling. Alexander Kojevnikov wrote more about the new shuffle modes on his blog. Auto DJ This new feature gives you the option to keep your Play Queue filled with endless music. It builds on the shuffle modes work, letting you fill the queue randomly in artist, album, song, rating, or score mode. As ever, you can manually add, remove, and reorder songs in the Play Queue — even while in Auto DJ mode. Alexander, the mastermind behind this new feature, wrote more about the Auto DJ on his blog. More Info Other notable new features include keeping the playing song visible, showing tooltips for ellipsized text in the main grid view, and support for WebOS and Samsung Galaxy devices. There were over 130 bugs fixed and 20 other enhancements added since 1.5.0. Read about them on the release notes. Visit our download page to try it out!
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Thanks, I LOVE Banshee ! Keep up the good work !ReplyDelete
I love banshee, and have really been looking forward to the Auto DJ work. btw, your playlist is awesome :-) Finntroll and Hollenthon are by far two of my faves.ReplyDelete
How is windows install coming? I CANT STAND iTunes and I love Banshee but am stuck with Windows! If MD can do it yall can to - HELP!ReplyDelete
Is the support for last.fm radios back? I am hating the official last.fm client!ReplyDelete
Cool, will OSX packages be made for this?ReplyDelete
Thanks for the kind words, all!ReplyDelete
@Anonymous1: The playlist is actually Alexander's - see his blog post.
@Anonymous2: The Windows support is cming along slowly - there are instructions to build if you're interested in helping iron out the remaining issues.
@Anonymous3: Hopefully. We wanted to release OS X packages at the same time as this, but due to some issues with its stability on OS X recently, and no longer able to delay the Linux release, we opted to go without.
Sorry, that message to @Anonymous3 was really meant for @Anonymous4.ReplyDelete
@Anonymous3: No, last.fm streaming support isn't fixed yet. You can test the patch that fixes it here.
Where are the ppa packages for ubuntu?ReplyDelete
(for the current beta releases)
Keep up the good work!
The only thing keeping me from switching to banshee from rhythmbox is that, despite trying, I can't get it to play nice with my MTP device (Zen Vision:M). Any improvements there?
Any word on Windows or OSX releases yet?ReplyDelete