Alternatives to Banshee for all platforms with any license

  • VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. Features Simple, fast and powerful media player. ...

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    • VLC Media Player is a media player. It's very good at it. Banshee is more than that. Banshee is a way to organize many types of media and access them all in a single interface. It's really more of a media organizer and player in one. VLC really isn't a replacement for it. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    MPC-HC

    MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. We are 100% spyware free, there are no advertisements or toolbars. ...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    • This isn't a media organizer like Banshee was. It is a great media player, but not really a replacement for Banshee. macxcoolOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • AIMP icon

    AIMP

    Freeware Winamp-like media player, based on BASS audio library with support for large number of formats and playlists. It works with multiple playlists immediately (tabbed window), allows creation of bookmarks and also has a playback...

    Free Windows Android PortableApps.com

  • SMPlayer icon

    SMPlayer

    SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more. SMPlayer remembers the settings of all files you...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Haiku

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    Media Player Classic

    Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features. It has a built in DVD player with real-time zoom, support for AVI subtitles, QuickTime and RealVideo support and...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The currently active fork is Media Player Classic Home Cinema, but MPC is still downloadable from FreeCodec.com
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    MusicBee

    Manage your music as a library, as playlists or as folders on the file-system. Organize, browse and find music on your computer, on portable devices and on the web. Small or large collections are handled with ease. Have folders...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • MediaMonkey icon

    MediaMonkey

    MediaMonkey is a music player and a music library manager with support for 50,000+ files and many features for organizing, tagging, converting and burning your music. It also has advanced podcasting and syncing features. MediaMonkey...

    Freemium Windows Android Windows RT

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    Amarok

    Amarok is a powerful music player for Linux, Unix and Windows with an intuitive interface. It makes playing the music you love and discovering new music easier than ever before - and it looks good doing it! Features - Scripts ...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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    Rhythmbox

    Rhythmbox is an audio player for Linux that plays and organizes digital music. Inspired by Apple's iTunes, it is free software that is designed to work well under the...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • MPlayer icon

    MPlayer

    MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the documentation). It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD AmigaOS Xfce ... MorphOS

    • Banshee manages media, such as music, podcasts, etc. MPlayer is only a raw media file player. Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    MX Player

    MX Player - The best way to enjoy your movies. a) HARDWARE ACCELERATION - Hardware acceleration can be applied to more videos with the help of new H/W decoder. b) MULTI-CORE DECODING - MX Player is the first Android video...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

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    KMPlayer

    The KMPlayer is a versatile media player which can cover various types of container format.

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    • Bundleware Be careful during installation. https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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  • Miro icon

    Miro

    Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player. Through Miro, you can subscribe to any RSS feed, podcast, or video blog and explore hundreds of free channels...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/
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    Windows Media Player

    The media player provided pre-installed with all modern Windows versions (7 and higher): Windows Media Player 12 plays more music and video than ever, including Flip Video and unprotected songs from your iTunes library! Organize your...

    Free Windows

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    DeaDBeeF

    DeaDBeeF is a lightweight graphical music player created for easy playback of music and management of playlists. It supports major audio codecs and tags, global hotkeys, gapless playback, streaming audio, command line control, and has...

    Open Source Linux Android BSD Xfce

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  • GOM Media Player icon

    GOM Media Player

    GOM Media Player (Gretech Online Movie Player) is a freeware media player. Key strengths are the ability to play the majority of media files without the need to obtain a codec, and the ability to play some broken media files, both...

    Free Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

    • Bundleware The installer contains additional bloatware that can hijack your browser's settings. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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    MPC-BE

    MPC-BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows. MPC-BE is based on the original Guliverkli project and "Media Player Classic Home Cinema" project, contains additional features and bug fixes.

    Open Source Windows

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    Quod Libet

    A extensible Music player with Podcast support, web radio, playlists and many more. As it is written in Python, writing new plug-ins is really easy.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Debian Xfce

  • QuickTime Player icon

    QuickTime Player

    Watch Internet video, HD movie trailers, and personal media clips. Whether it’s on the web or on your desktop, QuickTime Player brings your digital media brilliantly to life.

    Freemium Mac

  • UMPlayer icon

    UMPlayer

    UMPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems. It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • MPlayerX icon

    MPlayerX

    MPlayerX is an open source project which aims to be the most powerful, beautiful, easy to use multimedia player on Mac OS X. It is able to decode almost any file format on your computer. Additionally, MPlayer is inspired by...

    Open Source Mac

    • Warning MPlayerX has been bundled with malwares, including adware. See the VirusTotal scan results at https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/6f1e9d7dc6b52af887b5e1bee6e0d0366345fb53c752ca23b98a9cf9b647fd49/analysis/1441451188/
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    gPodder

    gPodder downloads and manages free audio and video content ("podcasts") for you. Listen directly on your computer or on your mobile devices. Available for Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, Mac OS X and mobile devices like the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android S60 BSD ... Blackberry 10 PlayBook PortableApps.com Xfce

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    XMPlay

    A tiny and portable audio player. With a size of about 280 KiB it plays OGG, MP3, audio CDs, WMA and several less used formats like XM, IT, MOD, UMX and others. Furthermore it supports a wide range of plugins, skins and...

    Free Windows PortableApps.com

  • Harmony Music Player icon

    Harmony Music Player

    Music player with sleek interface & cloud compatibility. Features: • Play tracks from SoundCloud, Google Play Music, Spotify, Deezer, Hype Machine or your local tracks • All your playlists within the same app • Sound menu...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    gmusicbrowser

    An open-source jukebox for large collections of mp3/ Vorbis / FLAC / mpc/ape files, written in perl. Its made with big (> 10,000 songs) libraries in mind. Features include: plugin system, customizable weighted random mode...

    Open Source Linux

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    1by1

    1by1 is a small, fast and handy audio player which is not only small: it provides a smart and versatile environment to handle your file collection and listen to your tracks - with no need for playlists or databases. Features ...

    Free Windows Linux Android

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    SPlayer

    SPlayer is a player that supports all popular formats, including DVDRip, HDTV, RMVB, QuickTime, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AC3/DTS, VP3/6/7, Indeo, XVD, OGG / OGM, APE, FLAC, TTA, AAC, MPC, 3GP/AMR, and subtitles. SPlayer well equipped with...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Latest version, 3.7 Build 2437, released in August 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

Banshee Comments

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Negative Comment by impossible
about Banshee and Tomahawk, Miro Jul 2013

So I installed this from their website, their newest version was 2.6 something. When it was done installing, I opened the program and it asked me to update to version 2.5 something but failed to download the update. I checked the version installed and it said 2.4 something. Whats up with that. Uninstalled quickly. its probably no better than Miro or Tomahawk

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emusic intregation

Positive Comment by Seth
about Banshee Sep 2012

Love the integration with eMusic. Awesome downloading tracks directly from within Banshee.

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This is my favorite music player. It's really easy to organ ...

Comment by OMGBBQFTW
about Banshee Jun 2011

This is my favorite music player. It's really easy to organize your music with banshee and there are cool addons.

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I love this player~! I needed something to sync my Sansa Fu ...

Comment by Ramsey
about Banshee Jun 2011

I love this player~! I needed something to sync my Sansa Fuze with but Rhythmbox didn't work correctly, dragging and dropping caused more problems than it fixed. I just click a button in Banshee and it's done! It is slower than some other players but once it's up and running, everything works very smoothly. The only thing I miss is scrobbling to Libre.fm

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This has some nice features and you can play stuff from you ...

Comment by Aaron
about Banshee Jun 2011

This has some nice features and you can play stuff from your iPod, but for me it just was never good enough. I liked that it would show the album cover when it was playing the song, but other than that... it just was a clumsy interface and did not do all that I wanted, but for making playlists, this does ok. For playlists I use Amarok or Totem/Gnome player.

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