View Full Version : [ubuntu] Need a Gnome media player with media library.

October 13th, 2008, 01:15 PM
So far I've tried mplayer, audacious, vlc, streamtuner, xmms(didn't fully work),and totem.

I've been spoiled by winamp on windows and I really need a media player that has a developed media library and playlist. Are there any Gnome media players out there that fits that bill?

A lot of people are slamming xmms saying it's old, buggy, and I didn't see a media library when I tried it. VLC has a playlist, but no real media library, streamtuner,mplayer, and audacious didn't have a media library that I saw, and in totem I've only seen a playlist.

Can anyone recommend something that fits the bill?

Media player, must have:

Media library


October 13th, 2008, 01:16 PM
I've tried to wine winamp and the interface comes up, but the media library doesn't populate in either pane.

October 13th, 2008, 01:26 PM
Exaile and Banshee are my favourites. You can also use songbird which is similar to iTunes...
link to songbird installation: http://www.getdeb.net/app/Songbird
link to exaile installation: http://www.exaile.org/
And Banshee can be found in add/remove software...

October 13th, 2008, 02:20 PM
I went through the same thing when I switched from Windows to Linux. I have Exaile, but I find that it takes forever to load in so I could just get at my library. I usually use MPD (http://ohioloco.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=320469), with Sonata (http://sonata.berlios.de/) as my front end. If I want to pull tracks from a wide variety of artists I use Amarok (http://amarok.kde.org/). It may be a KDE app rather than a GNOME app, but before I started using MPD/Sonata it was the bets media player for the way I want to manage my library.

October 13th, 2008, 03:07 PM
Whats wrong with the one that comes preisntalled? rhythmbox or w/e its called.

or banshee.


October 13th, 2008, 09:47 PM
link to songbird installation: http://www.getdeb.net/app/Songbird
Just downloaded and installed. I hated iTunes because is was written about as resource-friendly as vista. This one on the other hand works great! Thanks!

October 15th, 2008, 08:23 AM
Yeah... That was my problem with iTunes as well...

October 15th, 2008, 08:30 AM
Banshee is pretty nice. :)

October 15th, 2008, 08:32 AM
Songbird is by far the best:


You can download a .deb from: