Show your currently playing music in your Telepathy / Empathy status
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Banshee Status updater is a Banshee extension that updates your Telepathy / Empathy status message to show the song you're currently playing.

There's a few existing extensions to do this, but I couldn't get them working, or they didn't handle radio streams. This extension handles radio streams :).



  1. mkdir ~/.config/banshee-1/addins/ if it doesn't already exist
  2. xbuild Banshee.StatusUpdater.sln
  3. cp Banshee.StatusUpdater/bin/Debug/* ~/.config/banshee-1/addins/
  4. Enable the extension in Banshee

Related Projects

  • banshee-telepathy-extension has a similar goal, but it is a lot more complicated than this extension, and aims to do a lot more. It currently (26th November 2011) doesn't handle showing radio stations in the status message.


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