I finally found out why Banshee 2.4 could not detect any media players. It needs gvfs and gnome-disk-utility for that, but this isn’t mentioned anywhere on the website.
So I added these dependencies which created a lot more dependencies (and depending dependencies ) and fixed some other bugs also.
The new Banshee is available here:
Here are the new packages in detail:
avahi – is needed to build gnome-disk-utility
gnome-disk-utility and gvfs – are needed to show more information on mounted devices, otherwise Banshee can’t find them. (see this bug)
gnome-keyring and libgnome-keyring – these shouldn’t be needed, but without them, gvfs shows lesser information on devices.
gst-ffmpeg, gst-plugins-bad, gst-plugins-ugly – these are needed to play more file formats, e.g. I couldn’t play WMA without them. I installed AlienBobs ffmpeg package together with gst-ffmpeg
libdaemon, libtasn1, libunique – dependencies for GDU
banshee-community-extensions – A set of plugins for banshee
Hope you enjoy! Finally with mass storage support. I know, Banshee is one of the biggest players and not easy to maintain. But I hate Clementine.
Note: If the Youtube plugin doesn’t work, import Youtubes certificate first:
mozroots --import --sync
Update 7th May, 20:43 GMT – Added lame and rebuilt gst-plugins-ugly with lame-support. Banshee is now able to rip CD’s and streams in MP3 format.
If you have missing icons, add the line
gtk-fallback-icon-theme = "Tango"
to your ~/.gtkrc-2.0
Another update today. Thanks to the folks over at Archlinux I was able to build Banshee against libgpod-sharp. So there is Ipod and Iphone support now in my Banshee packages!
The following packages where added:
banshee has been rebuilt.