I had started out using Xmms and Rythymbox as my Music players in Ubuntu Linux … that was until I tried out Exaile.
Exaile is a lightweight, no-nonsense audio player with all the features I ever needed for playing music. You can download and install Exaile straight from the Ubuntu repositories via Synaptic or Add/Remove Applications.
About a week ago I decided to give Banshee a try and initially liked the simplicity of the layout and thought it worked pretty smoothly. I haggled a bit trying to find the volume control, but finally found it. Then I tried to figure out where the graphical equalizer was and was almost a bit upset when I found out that Banshee does not have one in Ubuntu 8.04.
Banshee will have that feature in Ubuntu 8.10 …. or so I have heard.
So for now I am sticking to Exaile as my favorite Audio Player in Ubuntu.