Banshee by default in Intrepid

Darren Albers dalbers at
Mon Jun 9 19:56:41 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 3:38 PM, Scott James Remnant <scott at> wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-06-08 at 14:43 -0400, Darren Albers wrote:
>> There are a couple of positives to using Banshee by default over Rhythmbox:
>> 1) Complete iPod support (Rythmbox only supports reading from iPods)
>> 2) Large support for reading and writing from various media players.
>> 3) Integration with Brasero for burning audio disks
>> 4) Can rip audio from CD's
>> 5) Built-in support for
> All of these things are also supported by Rhythmbox.
> At UDS, we actually looked hard at the experience of Music players and
> playing - and both Banshee and Rhythmbox fared very badly, and we were
> quite rude about both of them ;)
> The Banshee authors got a list via Jorge Castro, and Rhythmbox authors
> will be getting lots of bugs filed for them.
> Banshee needs to be demonstrably _better_ than Rhythmbox, right now it's
> only merely different.

This was actually a mistake on my part, I had never seen Rythmbox work
properly with iPods and some other articles I saw indicated that
Rythmbox only read from iPods.   This turned out to be old data and
the issue with my iPod was that I needed to remove all the music and
add it back for it to work.

My intent was to suggest a way to get iPod support out of the box, but
it is now obvious that only MY iPod wasn't working out of the box and
others worked. ;-)

Sorry for the noise!

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