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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RE[4]: never really got it
by Howie S on Fri 5th Dec 2008 00:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: never really got it"
Howie S
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I'm intrigued by your novel approach. I used BeOS a bit in the late nineties. It's attribute-extensible filesystem was certainly one of it's great strengths. It was like having the power of a relational database built right in.

> Without going on and on, I find the biggest advantage is that it's extremely simple to customize the way files are displayed / listed.

I can see how you felt BeOS was the right tool for the job.

IMO, any old program can play media files. The real holy grail is helping me find novel and interesting ways of grouping songs together. That way I can find what mood I'm in, and select the type of music to match, and then just sit back and listen while the program does the rest. Most programmers don't seem to get that while 'genre', 'artist' and 'album' are good ways of grouping songs together, by themselves they don't always make for very diverse, interesting, or pleasing playlists.

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