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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iTunes for Linux
by REM2000 on Thu 4th Dec 2008 18:55 UTC
REM2000
Member since:
2006-07-25

I have tested Songbird on windows, however to me, it just seems like a project to bring iTunes to Linux, although there is nothing wrong with that.

The UI is well crafted and will hopefully inspire other projects to think more about design.

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RE: iTunes for Linux
by WorknMan on Thu 4th Dec 2008 19:37 in reply to "iTunes for Linux"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I have tested Songbird on windows, however to me, it just seems like a project to bring iTunes to Linux, although there is nothing wrong with that.


Perhaps, cuz it's going to be pretty useless as an iTunes replacement on Windows/OSX until/unless it can support iPods and iPhones, along with the iTunes Music Store (or a suitable replacement).

Don't get me wrong... I hate iTunes with a passion, but it seems to work rather well for the average Joe with an iPod.

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RE[2]: iTunes for Linux
by Finalzone on Thu 4th Dec 2008 19:47 in reply to "RE: iTunes for Linux"
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2005-07-06

Support via Addons. Don't forget SongBird is the Firefox of Media Player.

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RE: iTunes for Linux
by abraxas on Thu 4th Dec 2008 19:53 in reply to "iTunes for Linux"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

I have tested Songbird on windows, however to me, it just seems like a project to bring iTunes to Linux, although there is nothing wrong with that.

The UI is well crafted and will hopefully inspire other projects to think more about design.



Check out Banshee. It is iTunes-like but better in my opinion.

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RE[2]: iTunes for Linux
by Ethyriel on Fri 5th Dec 2008 06:46 in reply to "RE: iTunes for Linux"
Ethyriel Member since:
2005-07-07

Check out MPD with Sonata, it's actually usable.

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