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Banshee with ClutterFlow plug-in ( CoverFlow clone )

January 28, 2010

How to install ClutterFlow 0.3.0 plug-in in Banshee 1.5.2 ( 1.6 Beta )
ClutterFlow is a CoverFlow clone for the Banshee media player. ClutterFlow uses the Clutter toolkit to harness the OpenGL powers.
Last weekend I tried to install this awesome banshee extension on my Karmic Koala.
And because I wanted to try the new OpenShot video editor, I made this short demo video:
This CoverFlow style plug-in is still in development, Banshee might crash at certain point while using this plug-in. Here's the installation steps:

Install Banshee
Banshee 1.5.2:
  • Add ppa & install Banshee by running these command in Terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:banshee-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install banshee

This plug-in require these dependencies :

Mono, Monodevelop, Clutter toolkit ; Clutter, Clutter-gtk & Clutter-sharp
  • Install using this command in Terminal:
sudo apt-get install monodevelop mono-gmcs mono-utils mono-xsp monodoc-http libclutter-gtk-0.10-0 libclutter-gtk-0.10-dev gtk-doc-tools git-core
For Clutter & Clutter-sharp you need to download compile manually. Run these command in Terminal.
  • Clutter:
git clone git://
cd clutter
sudo make install
  • Clutter-sharp:
git clone git://
cd clutter-sharp
sudo make install
If all compiling process goes well then proceed to this steps:

  • Download ClutterFlow 0.3.0 from .
  • Right click downloaded the tar.gz & select extract here
  • Open Banshee extension folder using Nautilus by Alt+F2 and type
gksu nautilus /usr/lib/banshee-1/Extensions
  • Move the extracted Banshee.ClutterFlow-0.3.0-binaries folder into /usr/lib/banshee-1/Extensions folder that opened by command above.

Done. Start Banshee. The plug-in is enable by default. The video above explains how to use it.
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