Banshee supports playing audio CDs and importing (ripping) them into your Music Library
Playing Audio CDs
To play your CD, insert it into your drive. It should automatically appear within Banshee in your sources list, beneath your Music Library and Video Library sources. You can click the new source (named Audio CD, or the name of the album) and double click a track in it to begin playback.
Importing/Ripping Audio CDs
- Insert a CD
- Banshee automatically detects it and adds it to the side menu; click it
- Uncheck any tracks you don't want imported
- Press the Import CD button, located near the upper-right corner of Banshee
- Banshee will begin importing the CD. As it finishes each track, it will appear in your Music Library
Adjusting Your Preferences
You can change your CD importing preferences. Go to the Edit menu, and choose the Preferences menu item. Within the Preferences dialog, choose the Source Specific tab and then select Audio CDs in the list of sources.
The defaults should be fine, but if you prefer to have your music imported as a certain file type (.mp3, .wma, or something else) or with certain quality settings (128kbps, 256kbps, etc) you can set that here. If you don't see the file format you want, you need to ensure you have the appropriate GStreamer plugin/codec installed.
With this item checked, Banshee will automatically begin importing as soon as you insert an audio CD - unless it can't find the track list (album name, track titles) for it, or it detects you already have at least part of the album imported.
Eject when done importing
If you want Banshee to automatically eject your audio CDs after importing them, check this.