You can import music and videos stored on your computer into Banshee. Imported files appear in your sources and can be edited and managed like any other media in Banshee.
To import music or video files on your computer, choose Media ▸ Import Media. A dialog will appear with a number of choices.
Plugins may add additional import choices. Seebelow.
Choose this option to import all music and video files within a specified folder, including all subfolders. You will be prompted with a dialog to choose a folder to import from.
Choose this option to import only the specific file or files you select. You will be prompted with a dialog to choose the file or files to import.
Choose this option to import all music and video files in your entire home folder, including files in any subfolders.
Many digital cameras can take short videos, and photo-management applications often download these videos directly into your Photos folder. Choose this option to import any videos that have been stored in your Photos folder.
You can safely import from a folder you have already imported from without worrying about duplicate entries in your library.
You can also import music from playlists. Most playlist files end in m3u. To import from a playlist, from the Banshee menu choose Media ▸ Import Playlist and locate the playlist file in your folder, select it and press Import.
Plugins may add additional import choices. The following additional sources will be available if the appropriate plugins are enabled:
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