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 Moochman on Thu 4th Dec 2008 19:11 UTC
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I too saw some of the same bugs on the Mac, and hope these get fixed in the next release. Also, video would be really nice. In an alternate utopian universe, I envision the Songbird and Miro projects uniting and forming the ultimate browser/player for all kinds of free internet media. ;)

Quite honestly, I could care less about CD-ripping capability. However, in order for this to be unqualifiably recommendable to my friends (as Firefox is), it should have this.

Songbird definitely has a larger potential than any other media player I have ever seen, because it's got an infinitely extensible UI. With its convenient and ever-expanding tie-ins to web services, it's especially well-positioned for the user-created-content revolution. I sincerely believe that one day, as Firefox has done to IE, Songbird could eke out a significant niche as a popular #2 after iTunes.

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