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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One word my friends...
by capricorn_tm on Fri 5th Dec 2008 07:06 UTC
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I'm using it from my Linux box and did not even istall the Deb ( I used the base Tar.gz that is on the site).

Even uncompiled and just pasted in that barbaric way on my system it kicks the crap out of Amarok the hands behind the back.

I have to state that I never loved Amarok very much, I always found it unbearably heavy for what he did ( honestly, do you really need THAT infrastructure to play some Mp3s?), but Songbird is another planet.

I'm in love with the concept of this program, a couple of plugins later I had Magnatune and Shoutcast running and was happily tagging my music collection.

"Happily" is another important word, because this program is FUN.

Mediaplayer, browser, heck, if I wanted it to do it I could even become my IRC program ( chatzilla plugin already available).

Sure it is rough ( as in "interface needs some serious love") and buggy ( at certain moments menus just disappears and you need to restart the app), but it is quick to recover and friendly as few programs can be.

Firefox made me rediscover the web, Songbird is bringing me back my music and I LOVE each second of it ;)

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