Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 4th Dec 2008 18:20 UTC
Editorial Songbird is a new open-source music player that has this week landed at 1.0. Songbird is described as a "web player"- a music player for this modern, connected era. It blends the web-rendering core of Firefox (Gecko), with the media capabilities of GStreamer- a cross-platform, open-source media playback engine.
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by leos on Thu 4th Dec 2008 20:02 UTC
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"The Mac download expands into a 117 MB"

I pretty much lost interest after that. For me, a music player should be something to play music in the background and use minimal resources doing so. I don't need some behemoth running in the background all the time, integrating every single online source of information into the app itself on the off-chance that I might want to look that stuff up.

By all means, allow me to get to the wikipedia/lyrics/pictures page for an artist/song, but why people think embedding this info into a music player is a good idea is beyond me. Those things exist on the web, and the correct tool for viewing them is a web browser. Instead of embedding a browser engine in your app, launch the browser with the correct link so I can view it properly and maintain the separation of responsibilities between apps.

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