Gnome Music Player Showdown

I’ve been reading a lot of reviews recently about the upcoming Banshee 1.0.  (Arstechnica and Linux Magazine, for example)  It looks like it’s going to be an awesome release, but I wanted to see where it is now and compare that to Rhythmbox.

So let’s take a look, feature-by-feature and see how they stack up.  For comparison purposes, I’m checking out Rhythmbox 0.11.3 vs Banshee 0.13.1 - these are the latest updated versions available in Fedora 8.  First of all, apparently Banshee is not able to detect when I’ve added new music into my music folder.  Both Rhythmbox and Amarok do this, so subtract points from Banshee from the start.