Phoronix: Banshee Music Player Gets Amazon MP3 Support
Banshee, the open-source media player that's built with Mono and Gtk#, is working towards their 1.8 milestone but today they have put out a new development snapshot. What's special about this new development release, Banshee 1.7.3, is that it adds support for Amazon's MP3 store and brings other enhancements too...
I installed Banshee last week and it has just been too unreliable. It's laggy, often freezing, uses far too much cpu (though memory use seems lower than my previous attempts to use Banshee), and just feels unweildy. I wish they would quash a lot more bugs b/c I know they've got enough people working on this to fix the above issues.
With Banshee there are two things I don't like about it.
1. Video playback - don't want it in there, don't like the feel.
2. It doesn't pick up and display mp3 devices in the interface all the time. You have to quit- restart banshee to pick devices. ( not sure if that's an Arch thing or not. I did LFS and didn't have that problem.