Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Banshee 1.5.3

We've just released Banshee 1.5.3, containing a lot of exciting new features and bug fixes.

New Features:
  • Sync device from playlist option
  • Type-ahead find in track, artist, and album lists
  • Optional cover art in lower-left corner
  • Cover art editable via drag-and-drop and right-click
  • Audiobooks library extension
  • Library-folder watcher extension
  • eMusic importer/downloader extension
  • GIO file backend, supports non-local files

Read the 1.5.3 Release Notes for the full scoop and some screenshots of the new features.

screenshot showing manual cover art editing, ipod sync-from-playlist options, and lower-left cover art

This release is what will become Banshee 1.6 and be picked up by distros; your help testing it and filing bugs is important and appreciated!

Try It

You can get packages for your distro, grab the source tarball, or follow the bleeding edge by trying it from git master.

Aaron worked hard to bring back the OS X build this release, too.

Digg It!


  1. How did you manage to get the reflection below that progress bar? It looks very nice.

  2. Good choice of music and cover art to show off Banshee. I've been listening to "The Devil, You + Me" basically nonstop since it came out.

  3. This release looks great! Thanks for all your hard work!

  4. Can't wait to see this in PPA! :)

  5. Any news on a Windows release for Banshee? This is the main thing I miss about Linux.