When comparing Banshee vs TOMAHAWK, the Slant community recommends TOMAHAWK for most people. In the question“What are the best music players for Linux?” TOMAHAWK is ranked 14th while Banshee is ranked 17th.
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Pro Full-featured media library management
Banshee is not just a music player but a full-featured media player. Users can store and manage their videos, music, and podcasts all in one application.
Pro Metadata editor
Banshee has a built-in metadata editor that can edit files in bulk.
Banshee allows users to add extensions to the application in order to customize and extend its feature list.
Banshee is a media player for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.
Pro Smart shuffle
Even when set in a random order, songs track easily in Banshee.
Pro The equalizer is very good
Pro Organizes Music folder
Automatically organizes unsorted files into Artist/Album folders.
Pro iPod and other device sync
Users can sync their phones and other music devices with this app and the library it contains.
Pro Supports Last.fm scrobbling
Pro Innovative music inbox
Pro Familiar interface
TOMAHAWK uses a familiar panned interface that users have become accustomed to within other music players.
Pro Plays from online third-party sources
You can connect Tomahawk with Spotify, Google Play Music, Last.FM, YouTube, Soundcloud, and a lot of other online sources. This means you have instant access to virtually any song you could ever want - even remixes (especially on YouTube) from this one program.
Pro Beautiful Design
TOMAHAWK has one of the best modern design
Con The project seems dead
The last version was already 18 months old in early 2014. It works, but for how long?
Crashes from time to time.
Con Mono .NET
Built on Mono .Net patent trap and bloatware.
Con Has problems with large libraries
Banshee has problems managing large libraries.
Con Cover songs show up in mixes
Amateur cover songs have a habbit of finding their way into mixes which means TOMAHAWK has trouble telling the difference.
Con Lacks some polish
While listening to music, the music area doesn't scroll along with the music. Also, some of the plugins are slow to respond and they each provide a slightly different experience with which information they show, and how they show it (there isn't a standard format).
Con Development seems to have stalled
This project's github readme.md states that the project is abandoned, although some people appear to be contributing still.