• Version

  • Date Added
    (to site)

    March 1st, 2008
  • Author

    Pioneers of the Inevitable
  • License

    GPL version 2 (?)
  • Description

    Songbird is a software media player and web browser developed by Pioneers of the Inevitable with a stated mission “to incubate Songbird, the first Web player, to catalyze and champion a diverse, open Media Web.”

    Songbird runs on Mozilla’s XULRunner platform, thus capable of running on Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, and most distributions of Linux.

    On the Windows and Macintosh platforms, Songbird utilizes the VideoLAN Client for media playback. For Linux, Songbird utilizes the GStreamer Media Framework instead of VideoLAN.

    It’s main features include:

    Ability to play multiple audio formats, such as MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and Windows Media Audio.

    Ability to play Apple FairPlay encoded audio on Windows and Mac platforms via hooks into Quicktime (Authorization takes place in iTunes).

    Ability to play Windows Media DRM audio on Windows platforms.

    A skinnable interface, via feathers.

    Media files stored on pages viewed in the browser show up as playable files in Songbird.

    Built in RSS subscription and MP3 file download.

    The ability to subscribe to mp3 blogs as playlists.

    User created bookmarks, ability to build custom mixes.

    Ability to scan the user’s computer for all audio files and add them to a local library.

    An easily configurable and collapsible graphical user interface similar to iTunes, and miniplayer mode.

    And much more…

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Oct 13th, 2010, 7:39 pm | #


Hooks up to your iPod and other MP3 devices like iTunes but without the over advertised market place a bit more clean and one of my favorite parts is that I don’t need an iTunes account for the album art. If you also browse the internet and like listening to music instead of sitting in front of the TV it’s built in (stumble-upon is available). it’s kind of like a package of iTunes, Firefox and Google widgets in one neat application.

I like it alot.


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