Mirage is a Banshee plugin which can automatically add acoustically similar songs to the ones you have already added. This is a very useful plugin if you are an avid banshee user. All you need to do is, add the kind of song you want to play into the special playlist and this playlist will automagically generate similar sounding songs. Let’s give it a ride. Before that, may be you want to install the latest banshee release in your Ubuntu as well.
- Mirage requires you to have Banshee 1.4 or higher. Check the version you use and if it is lower than the required version, Install the latest version, Banshee 1.5.1 in Ubuntu.
- Now lets get started with the installation.
Add GPG Key First
- Goto Applications > Accessories > Terminal and copy-paste the following into Terminal.
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 6E80C6B7
Now Add the Launchpad Repo
- Now Goto System > Administration >Software Sources and select Third-Party Software tab and click ADD. And Simply Copy-Paste the following Repo (depending on the version of Ubuntu you use).
For Ubuntu Karmic
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ppa/ubuntu karmic main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
For Ubuntu Jaunty
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
For Ubuntu Intrepid
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
For Ubuntu Hardy
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ppa/ubuntu hardy main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-team/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
Install the Banshee Mirage Plugin
- Goto Application > Accessories >Terminal once again and do the following.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install banshee-extension-mirage
- Thats it, you have your plugin installed. Now start Banshee and goto Tools > Mirage Playlist Generator > Rescan the Music Collection. It will take some time if you have a (most probably will) pretty large music collection.
You will also notice a new Playlist Generator tab on the left pane. Add the kind of song you would like to hear. Sit down and relax, rest will be done automatically by Mirage Banshee Plugin. Have fun 🙂