Why Rhythmbox instead of Banshee?
dontodd at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 13:55:25 UTC 2006
On 11/2/06, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe <tshepang at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/29/06, Adriano Varoli Piazza <moranar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 10/29/06, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe <tshepang at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > I have a fresh Edgy install and found that Rhythmbox is still
> > > included. I was instead expecting Banshee, in order to try it out.
> > > What worked against it?
> > >
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> > What's wrong with Rhythmbox, might I ask? It doesn't ask for the Mono
> > runtime, it's stable, actively developed and with its plugins it does
> > more or less all I want from it.
> * I heard that Banshee occupied less space on disk and that it can do
> disc-ripping and burning too, helping to get rid of both Sound-Juicer
> and Serpentine -- even more space-saving.
> * One other thing is that Rhythmbox can't do tag editing, which I hear
> Banshee can.
> * There shouldn't be a worry about the Mono stack since there's
> already Tomboy and F-Spot in 6.10.
> * There were many complaints about Rhythmbox's stability
> These reasons cause my surprise why Rhythmbox was excluded.
I tried Banshee because Rhythmbox wouldn't play transcoded (ogg > wav)
files from my mt-daap/firefly server. In Banshee, there doesn't seem
to be a way to play an album without selecting the songs individually
and adding them to the playlist. For me, that's a huge usability
issue. In general, I found Banshee's playlist interface better suited
to schizophrenic ADD teens on speed than this old fart.
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