Banshee 1.0 comes with many features, like a pretty good collection management, audio and video libraries, support for podcasts and many plugins, a notable one being the Last.fm integration and song submission.
If you don't want to wait until Banshee 1.0 is added to Gutsy/Hardy repositories, just add this to your software sources (System > Administration > Software Sources -> Third-Party Software and click Add), for Hardy:
We've always been fond of Amarok. It has some good features, nice add-ons, and felt just a little friendlier than some other Linux media players. We recently discovered a contender to the title of most loved Linux media player, the ominously named Banshee. Fortunately, Banshee doesn't involve listening to shrieking demons, unless that's your genre of choice.
It has been almost a year since we got our first glimpse of the next-generation Banshee media player. The latest beta, which was released on Friday, offers a wide variety of impressive features and a highly polished user interface.
Before you flame me, I’ll admit that if you really know and love iTunes (and maybe are tied to the iTunes store) then perhaps iTunes isn’t totally a waste of time. However, for me it is complete garbage. Allow me to tell you a little story.