Bangarang is a video playing application with a very simple interface. The interface is intended to put your media front and centre. It does not provide a plethora of video options that SMplayer does, but that’s the point. It gives you the essentials to play your media, and (hopefully) no more.
Bangarang incorporates search and rating functionality based on the nepomuk framework. To take advantage of this you need to have nepomuk turned on.