Sonance 0.2.1 reviewDownload
GNOME audio player based on GStreamer and Mono. Sonance is a brand spankin' new audio player based on the GStreamer media library
GNOME audio player based on GStreamer and Mono.
Sonance is a brand spankin' new audio player based on the GStreamer media library and is developed on the Open Source Mono .NET Platform, written in C#. It uses the gst-sharp GStreamer bindings, which are currently only available via CVS.
Version 0.2 now supports shuffle/repeat modes, playlist searching, recursive directory additions, and saves the window/widget states in GConf.
Sonance may currently act as a simple drop-in XMMS/Beep replacement. It sports a basic playlist, with add/remove/clear/reorder support, and metadata support through GStreamer. Now that Sonance has a stable base, the goal is to create an entire music organization and playback platform, much like Rhythmbox and iTunes.
However, Sonance will have a much smaller footprint, and will be more versatile: you don't have to utilize a music library. Sometimes it's just nice to have a standalone player that isn't dependent on any kind of database.
Sonance is multi-threaded. Playback is always smooth and fast, based on a solid, featureful GStreamer core, and adding lots of files to the playlist is no problem, because additions are done in a separate thread. Sonance is easy to use, simple, yet powerful, and its future is very bright.
Sonance is developed under the Mono platform.
As such, it requires the Mono Runtime, Mono Class Libraries and C# Compiler, and Gtk#.
It also requires gst-sharp, which is only available from Mono CVS (see Sonance web site for details).
What's New in This Release:
This version adds many great new features, including an improved interface, Firefox-like playlist searching, shuffle and repeat modes, directory reading and recursion for playlist additions, a playlist addition dialog (GTK File Selector), and GConf support for saving window attributes and widget states (volume, shuffle, repeat toggles, etc.).
Note: to bring up the Playlist Search Bar, you can either press 'J', 'F3', or 'CTRL+F.' It works just like XMMS/Beep's Jump feature.
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