Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 4th Dec 2008 18:20 UTC
Editorial Songbird is a new open-source music player that has this week landed at 1.0. Songbird is described as a "web player"- a music player for this modern, connected era. It blends the web-rendering core of Firefox (Gecko), with the media capabilities of GStreamer- a cross-platform, open-source media playback engine.
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RE[3]: iTunes for Linux
by abraxas on Fri 5th Dec 2008 17:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: iTunes for Linux"
abraxas
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2005-07-07

Are you inferring that Banshee isn't usable? For me it is the best media player available bar none. Sonata kind of looks like a rip off of Muine which Banshee can now emulate with Muinshee.

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RE[4]: iTunes for Linux
by Ethyriel on Fri 5th Dec 2008 17:53 in reply to "RE[3]: iTunes for Linux"
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2005-07-07

Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying. Banshee has an ill thought out interface that attempts to do far too much in a single, untabbed window, and too much overall (video? statistics? blech!) Amarok, iTunes, Rhythmbox... I've never understood how anyone can stand these huge windows dedicated to such a simple task as playing music.

Sonata shares a passing resemblance with Muine, but the functionality is far different because Muine forces you to open new windows for a lot of basic tasks which Sonata does not.

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RE[5]: iTunes for Linux
by abraxas on Fri 5th Dec 2008 18:29 in reply to "RE[4]: iTunes for Linux"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying. Banshee has an ill thought out interface that attempts to do far too much in a single, untabbed window, and too much overall (video? statistics? blech!) Amarok, iTunes, Rhythmbox... I've never understood how anyone can stand these huge windows dedicated to such a simple task as playing music.


I guess it's just taste then. I think tabs in a music player is unecessary. Banshee is also completely customizable so you only need to show the statistics that you want to show and you can disable the browser too. With the search feature of Banshee you don't really need the browser. Without the browser banshee is perfectly usable in a small window. There is a mini-mode too if you want a really tiny window. It's not really an issue for me though because I use virtual desktops.

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