As you probably know, Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat will be getting "windicators" or window indicators. The initial mockups were only sketches but here are some new mockups designed by Dani Planas Armangue:
GNOME Media Player supports the VLC, Xine and Gstreamer engines for playing media. It also has the ability to switch between the engines, and an engine auto select mode which automatically selects the best engine for playing a particular type of file.
When we told you about some discussions on changing some default application in Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10, Banshee was only being discussed.