Despite the best codec support, I can't take it seriously as a media player because I still see two major issues with it that have been broken for a long time.
- Gapless playback (though it seems there is less of a gap in this version)
- It still doesn't preserve a playlist while you restart the process, losing state.
That said, the weird clicking it used to do when I paused a track has been fixed in this release so that's an improvement.
I know its free software developed by volunteers and if I had any time I'd fix these issues myself but I don't, and the other developers don't either (evidently), so you can't take it seriously as a media player.