Messengers and Music Players

Minty Busby serendipity.g3a at
Fri Sep 11 21:43:57 UTC 2009

I looked up Banshee, and I read a lot of good reviews.

I've managed to set up my ... uh ... what should I call it, my native Ubuntu
installation? to automatically mount my external drive every time the
computer starts up, but I still can't do it with the one installed on vbox.
I still have to type

sudo -s
sudo mount -t vboxsf portal /mnt/portal/

every time I boot.  Soon as I get that ethernet card I ordered, I won't need
virtualbox any more.  I think I might go ahead and give Banshee a try at
that time.

However, I'm not sure I was clear describing the feature I was talking
about.  I didn't mean to say I wanted to see song info in a gnome panel.
What I meant was that ... wait, anybody talk to a lot of non-Linux people on
Live/MSN Messenger?  A lot of them have this feature with iTunes, WMP, and
other media players that change the status message on their messenger to
show the song that's currently playing on their default media player.  It
changes their status message in real time every time another song starts.
When my sister is listening to her iTunes on her computer, the name of the
song she's listening to appears under her name on my Pidgin, and it has
little note graphics next to it.  Am I making any sense?  o=)

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 5:04 AM, Fred Roller <froller at> wrote:

> Jay Daniels wrote:
> > On Thu, 2009-09-10 at 16:45 -0700, Minty Busby wrote:
> >
> >> At the moment, I'm using Rhythmbox.  I'm not exactly tied to it
> >> emotionally,
> >> but it seems to be nice.
> >>
> >
> > I installed songbird, but I haven't used it much.  Looks like a nice
> > itunes replacement.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > jay
> >
> >
> >
> I have, though not with an mp3 player.  Nice enough software, *large*
> selection of radio stations.  Just never found a way to dock it in the
> panel and it crashed on regular basis.  Just went back to my Rhythmbox,
> especially after figuring out how to reload my radio stations en-mass.
> :-P  It may not be as pretty, but pretty costs processing power.
> --
> Fred
> "Life is like linux, simple.  If you are fighting it you are doing
> something wrong."
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