Banshee is a media management and playback application for the GNOME desktop, allowing users to import audio from CDs, search their library, create playlists of selections of their library, sync music to/from iPods and other media devices, play and manage video files and burn selections to a CD.

Latest stable Banshee for Ubuntu Karmic and higher

banshee team ppa provides latest stable debs of Banshee for Ubuntu. Open up a terminal window under Applications -> Accessories menu and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:banshee-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install banshee

Currently, the latest is version 1.8.1