Following UDS-P, it seems mono-dependent Banshee is out and Rhythmbox is back in for Unbuntu 12.04! So I'm going home; Banshee is out, Rhythmbox is back in...
- Start in Software Centre. Filter by Installed button, top-centre.
- Open Sound and Video category, click Banshee. Click Remove.
- The option box will offer up the Banshee plug-ins for sacrifice. You may as well take them all out.
- Back in the main Software Center window, lift the filter by selecting All Software.
- Enter Rhythmbox in the search box top right.
- Select it from the top of the list, in the info window click install on the right. Authenticate to install and watch it go!
- From the bottom of the info window, select Add to Launcher if that's what you want.
To set Rhythmbox as your default audio player
There is no more “Preferred Applications” in Ubuntu Oneiric. These settings are built into System Info managed by System Settings(Gnome Control Center). Kinda...
In Unity or Gnome-shell, you should be able to click on your User Account menu at the top-right corner and choose System Settings to launch gnome-control-center.
Then scroll down and click on System Info, navigate to the Default Applications tab and then you change the default apps from the drop-down lists.
Except it doesn't work.
Forget System Info - I'm not sure why it doesn't work as advertised, it just doesn't. You need to set defaults on the files themselves, once per file type.
You can do the old, reliable, manual way from your file manager.
- Right-click an example of your audio file type 9.mp3, ogg, .mp2, whatever), select Properties, Open With...
- The current default will likely be Movie Player since you took away Banshee.
- Rhythmbox comes up as Recommended. Select it, then select Set as Default button in bottom right.
- Alternatively, you could accelerate the process by editing your media apps list:
- In the [Default Applications] section change all the audio lines to rhythmbox.desktop, for example, .flac files;