Default Music Player in Ubuntu 12.04
andreas at schildbach.de
Tue Nov 8 00:45:06 UTC 2011
Banshee just does not work for me.
For one, it's a real resource hog. It takes ages to load and is slow to
use. I have an aging Pentium M machine, but heck, it's got 2 GB of RAM
and other apps run reasonable.
And next, it can't connect to my iTunes share because of this bug:
Granted, this could also be a problem of forked-daapd, but Rythmbox does
not have this problem.
On 11/07/2011 11:47 PM, Jason Warner wrote:
> Hi All -
> During the recent Ubuntu Developer Summit we discussed moving from Banshee back to Rhythmbox as the default music player for Ubuntu 12.04. No definitive decision has been taken yet (major default apps tend to have many integration points and broader discussions are needed before we can make that decision, such as the Thunderbird decision in Oneiric) as we need to kick off the further discussion.
> It was an interesting discussion overall and I wanted to reach out to the broader Ubuntu community to get further feedback. So, feel free to reply with your thoughts in this thread.
> For context, here are some of the discussion points.
> Areas of concern in Banshee were stability, start-up time, the overall resource intensive nature of the application and how responsive an upstream they were to Ubuntu specific needs. It was noted that Banshee is by far the better UI, but many people experienced significant issues in stability thus making it feel less usable.
> Areas of concern in Rhythmbox were U1 music integration, usability and how active an upstream they were. Most people in attendance felt that Rhymbox "just worked" but needed quite a bit of UI/usability work to make it a great default application choice.
> I would like to welcome further feedback on the proposal to move back to Rhythmbox here. Thanks in advance for your input.
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