Comparing Linux media players

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Article from Issue 112/2010
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We compare some popular Linux media players, including Banshee, Rhythmbox, Amarok, and Songbird.

Media player applications have come a long way and are now a primary source of entertainment for many computer users. Linux has several enchanting media player offerings with many advanced features and a plethora of add-ons to spice up your listening sessions.

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