However, after a short while I found that I preferred RhythmBox (nothing wrong with Banshee, I just preferred RBox for personal reasons). I decided that I wanted to open the iPod in Rhythmbox instead of Banshee.
This, unfortunately, was much harder to figure out than I had anticipated. I reproduce these simple but unintuitive instructions the help out those that may have a similar problem. NOTE: I have reported this as a bug to Ubuntu, and it has been accepted -- hopefully the future will yield a more intuitive interface.
1) From your desktop, open a nautilus window. You can do this by opening a folder, such as your "home" folder.
2) From the "Edit" menu, click on "Preferences".
3) Choose the tab that says "Media".
4) From here, you can set the options for automatically opening media. Click on the tab for music player, and you're on your way.
This applies to those looking to change the default action / program for the following:
- Playing and Audio CD
- Playing a DVD (Movie)
- Attaching a Music Player
- Viewing photos
- Auto-running software
- Defining default actions for other types of media, such as the following:
- Audio DVD's
- Blank CD / DVD / HD-DVD
- Blu-ray DVD
- Picture CD
- Video CD
- Super Video CD