Bongo is a buffer-oriented media player for Emacs, contemporary with and comparable to app-emacs/emms. Notable features of Bongo include * separate playlist and library buffers (each of which you may have any number — even zero of both is okay if you don’t need playlist functionality), * hierarchical buffers with collapsable sections for each artist and album, * familiar Emacs bindings for editing Bongo buffers (edit playlists much like you would regular text), * a nice visual seeking interface doubling as a progress meter (hit ‘s’), * a visual audio volume control (app-emacs/volume, which is actually a stand-alone package), * built-in support for playing and retrieving information about audio CDs, * built-in support for submitting information to Last.fm using ‘lastfmsubmitd’, * the ability to perform arbitrary actions (stopping playback is a simple example) once playback reaches certain points in the playlist, using so-called “action tracks”, * an XMMS-like keymap for XMMS refugees, * zero-configuration, out-of-the-box rock’n’roll action. Bongo currently comes with backends for VLC, mpg321, ogg123, speexdec, TiMidity and MikMod. All backends support pausing and resuming, but only VLC and mpg321 support interactive seeking. Defining your own non-interactive backends is very simple.