Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 31st Dec 2009 01:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Just before Christmas Songbird 1.4.0 was released, and a new fix versions was released today as 1.4.3. Songbird now supports MSC storage devices and CD ripping, bringing the app one step closer to replacing iTunes for some users. What's particularly interesting is that Songbird now specifically pushes their product against users of Android, Nokia and Palm smartphones -- which is something I also suggested a few months too. Hopefully Google, Nokia, and Palm will get behind the small team in San Francisco to help out the cause, since it's also on their best interest too.
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RE[3]: Awful
by kaiwai on Thu 31st Dec 2009 03:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Awful"
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Have you tried Banshee? It is a first rate media player in my mind. Amarok 2 is slowly recovering as well, though it may be a while before old timers are truly happy.

I've tried Banshee in the past but it was horrible in terms of locking up with large libraries. As for Amarok 2, I haven't given it a go. For me, I have a Mac and only use it for the library function; for ripping I prefer using XLD which enables me to rip CD's with true VBR rather than the constrained VBR which iTunes employs.

I wish and I hope that maybe the massive gap between iTunes releases is because Apple are re-writing it in Cocoa and hopefully we'll see CoreData being used to index music rather than the almighty massive XML file that is used right now.

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