Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Banshee Pre-Alpha on Windows

Note: This version is in pre-alpha stages, things just don't work and I can't recommend it to anyone except developers and truly dedicated fans.

Banshee is possibly the best piece of media player software around. It is set to become the default media player in Ubuntu 11.04 and it even has a development version for Windows. It's like iTunes, but without the bloat and Apple proprietary garbage. When I heard that it was coming to Windows, I was excited. Not because I like Windows or anything, but because I believe that the best software should be cross platform.

It takes some work to build for Windows since it requires things like .NET 3.5 SP1, msysgit ,and the WiX toolset. The directions can be found here:


UPDATE: The new prebuilt .msi file based on version 1.9.4 is now available for download. Find it at http://banshee.fm/download/

It even has an interesting version number:

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