June 6th, 2008
I reviewed a boatload of Linux media players a few weeks ago and the consensus was they all either lack key features, or were meant for KDE.
Anyway, I started following Banshee, which I had tried before but left me unimpressed. Recently though, the Banshee people went all out in improving the player for its 1.0 release. It’s got everything I need, except a file browser, but it’s odd little file system queue feature does the trick. It looks fantastic, and most of its unnecessary features can be disabled because they’re plugins.
They’ve just officially released Banshee 1.0 yesterday. Unless you’re perfectly content with Amarok, try Banshee, it’s probably better than what you’re using.