Open Source Banshee Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Banshee is VLC Media Player, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Banshee and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Banshee are MPC-HC (Free, Open Source), Clementine (Free, Open Source), Strawberry (Free, Open Source) and SMPlayer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 20, 2021

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      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 vs Banshee opinions
      This alternative is disputed. VLC Media Player is still a legitimate alternative to Banshee, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      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.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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    1. 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.
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      macxcool This isn't a media organizer like Banshee was. It is a great media player, but not really a replacement for Banshee.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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    2. Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.
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    3. Strawberry is a music player and music collection organizer. It is a fork of Clementine released in 2018 aimed at music collectors and audiophiles. The name is inspired by the band Strawbs. It's written in C++ using the Qt framework.
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    4. 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 play.
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    5. 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.
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    6. Audacious is an advanced audio player. It is free, lightweight, based on GTK+, runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. There is also support for several visual styles from Winamp.
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    7. Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features.

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      The project is no longer developed. The currently active fork is MPC-HC . Latest version, 6.4.9.1, released in April 2011, can be still downloaded from FreeCodec.com

    8. 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 .
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    9. 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 an 18-band equalizer.
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