When comparing Banshee vs qmmp, the Slant community recommends qmmp for most people. In the question“What are the best music players for Linux?” qmmp is ranked 14th while Banshee is ranked 16th. The most important reason people chose qmmp is:
Qmmp allows the user to drastically change its look via skins. It can use Winamp and Xmms skins, as well as a list of 12 skins made specifically for qmmp that can be found [here](http://qmmp.ylsoftware.com/files/skins/qmmp-skins/).
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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 is a media player for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.
Banshee allows users to add extensions to the application in order to customize and extend its feature list.
Pro iPod and other device sync
Users can sync their phones and other music devices with this app and the library it contains.
Pro Organizes Music folder
Automatically organizes unsorted files into Artist/Album folders.
Pro Supports Last.fm scrobbling
Pro Smart shuffle
Even when set in a random order, songs track easily in Banshee.
Pro The equalizer is very good
Pro Offers some skinning options
Qmmp allows the user to drastically change its look via skins. It can use Winamp and Xmms skins, as well as a list of 12 skins made specifically for qmmp that can be found here.
Pro Small single-window interface
Unlike more popular players that draw a huge window taking up the entire screen, with tons of knobs and menus popping out in new windows, qmmp gives you a single tiny window (that looks pretty much the same as Winamp used to look) with the basic controls and the playlist. The rest is available through a menu.
Pro Lightweight and supports almost all formats
Pro Plugin based
You can extend it with plugins.
Pro Clean and simple interface
Pro Depends on libaries
It depends on libaries instead of big fat toolkits like gstreamer.
No matter what OS or desktop you use Qmmp will integrate well
Pro Supports cue sheets
Con The project seems dead
The last version was already 18 months old in early 2014. It works, but for how long?
Con Chokes and repeatedly crashes on large music collections
Con Mono .NET
Built on Mono .Net patent trap and bloatware.
Con Has problems with large libraries
Banshee has problems managing large libraries.
Crashes from time to time.