Free as in Speech. Free as in Beer.
I finally got around to trying Clementine. I was pleasantly surprised, although I shouldn’t be considering it’s forked from the “cool” Amarock. Unfortunately it seems to lack UPNP support. Fortunately someone wrote a python script that lets it be remote controlled from any web browser… even a smartphone.
The killer feature? Unlike both Rhythmbox and Banshee it has options to rescan the music library. I can’t imagine why the others are missing such a basic feature. EDIT: Banshee does have a rescan menu option. Rhythmbox is supposed to every restart, but it doesn’t.
In either case, I was looking for great playback software for OSX that could read FLAC without spending a little (iTunes plugin) or a lot (Amarra $700!!!). Banshee couldn’t output to the USB DAC, but Clementine came to the rescue!
For everyone who has wished to have an amazing stereo, music piped through your house, or even just the coolest remote control on the block, this site is for you.