Friday, August 17, 2007

Banshee - music management and playback

What? An alternative music player again? But hey, its free opensourced linux world anyway.

Alternatively, here's another multimedia player around the linux application arena.


Banshee allows you to import CDs, sync your music collection to an iPod, play music directly from an iPod, create playlists with songs from your library, and create audio and MP3 CDs from subsets of your library. Check out their dazzling website from here.

Banshee easily import, manage, and play selections from your music collections in general. Easily sort and filter your library in Banshee. The "Recommendation" plugin shows related artists and other information as you listen to music.

With banshee, you have flexibility and total control of your music management and selection over your music files from your harddisk or from your IPod, integrated with music voting features via stars, music tags by words, location and year and more!!! You should try it, it's one of my personal favorites!


Available from Fedora repo. Yum can download a 10MB rpm package for you and install it automatically by doing so, as root:

# yum -y install banshee


Ctrl+F2, banshee

Screen shot during banshee application launch.

A running Gnome banshee in action:

If your installation and attempt to play music files failed, you may try to visit Banshee FAQs here.

Very cool way of managing music files from your Fedora box.

I am giving thie Banshee 4.5 stars **** !!!!


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