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Banshee is an audio player for GNU/Linux operating systems, that uses Mono and Gtk#. It also uses the Helix and GStreamer multimedia platforms to play, encode, and decode Ogg Vorbis, MP3, FLAC, and other formats. Banshee can play and import audio CDs and play and synchronize music with iPods, as well as Creative Zen players. Developers are also adding MTP (PlaysForSure) support, as well as Rio Karma support in the near future. Additionally, it is capable of reporting played songs to a user’s playlist. Using a plugin architecture, Banshee is highly extensible and customizable. Current plugins include: Smart playlists, Podcasting, iTunes Store, DAAP Music sharing, a Metadata searcher using Musicbrainz, an Alarm/Sleep timer, Recommendations using, and a Mini-Mode plugin. Multimedia keys support in GNOME. Banshee is free software, licensed under the MIT License.

The latest version of Banshee is 0.11.3, released on December 9, 2006.


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