Songbird media player sings a new tune

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Created by the folks who brought you Winamp, and built on the Mozilla UI package (like Firefox and Thunderbird), Songbird is an open source media player in the iTunes and Windows Media Player vein. Like with Firefox, there are add-ons available that allow you to extend Songbird's capabilities, or you can even build your own extensions. While it can't play DRM'ed content (yet) that's on their "to do" list.

You can play all popular music formats, build custom mixes, and more. Along with importing your own media libraries, you can use Songbird as a music search tool, looking for MP3s and other audio files across the web, or it will recognize media files on your current page, and present them as a playlist for you.

Songbird is cross-platform, available for OS X, Linux, and Windows, and currently in 39 languages and counting. It's still in "pre-1.0" versions, so it's bound to have a few hiccups, but why not give Songbird a spin?

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One Response to “Songbird media player sings a new tune”

  1. Ron says:

    Songbird is very much a work in progress, being essentially an alpha version. It promises, however, to be an excellent replacement for Windows Media Player. I’ve used it off and on for several months; each revision is an improvement, so there’s definitely hope for its future.