Daniel D'Agostino's Information Technology website

How to Install Banshee on Ubuntu 9.10

By Daniel D'Agostino, 2010-02-16


I decided to install Banshee when I heard it could sync with iPods. Although I had no luck in making it work with my iPod Touch, this article shows how the Banshee media player can be installed on Ubuntu 9.10. You may also need to read my other article on enabling MP3 in Ubuntu if necessary.


Banshee is on the launchpad PPA (personal package archive), so you first have to add it to your Software Sources. To do this, go to System -> Administration -> Software Sources. Make sure all checkboxes under the "Ubuntu Software" are checked, or you may see dependency errors as in this screenshot when you come to install. Then go to the "Other Software" tab, and click on the "Add..." button. Enter the following as the APT line:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

Click the "Close" button. Click "Reload" when prompted. Open a terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and install Banshee as follows:

sudo apt-get install banshee

Now you can run Banshee from Applications -> Sound & Video -> Banshee Media Player.