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Comment by landroni
about Songbird · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I added a 'like' for Songbird, but only for the Android version. I tried it on the desktop (on Linux) and it looks strange (read: crap).

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Comment by JairJy
about Songbird and Winamp, iTunes · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Songbird will be a great, if not the best music player. But not now; is slow, lack of features and buggy. Winamp is a better option.

... at least is better than iTunes, if you don't have an iPod.

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Comment by Boardies
about Songbird and MediaMonkey · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Cool app with great ambition, but with no iPod support, heavy resource footprint and general crashing, it is just too much effort. I love it, and download every new release, but for now, MediaMonkey just takes the cake

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Comment by syntax
about Songbird · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam
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Comment by Fasdalf
about Songbird · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Songbird does not support linux anymore. There is no way do download it's linux build now.

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It is nice, but awfully slow

Comment by ManagerChaos
about Songbird · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

It is nice, with a lot of useful plugins, quite usable... but it is awfully slow. I have a music library of 90 GB. It takes me for ages search within it, songbird finally crashes too often.

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Comment by MediaDoneRight
about Songbird · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Mozilla / Songbird recently dropped linux: http://www.linux-mag.com/cache/7761/1.html

this might be a fork of songbird for linux, but at the moment its unclear: http://getnightingale.org/

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Comment by gavomatic57
about Songbird · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Used to use this in Linux, but wouldn't consider using it on Windows or on the Mac - simply because there are too many better alternatives. At least in linux it had slightly less competition.

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Comment by syntax
about Songbird · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I've added a note to the Linux availability. As the blog post mentioned by Ray states, there will be Linux builds available, although of questionable quality.
Meanwhile, there are some Linux forks of Songbird - AFAIK http://getnightingale.org/ and maybe something else.

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Comment by Ray
about Songbird · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Please remove Linux from the supported platforms as it is no longer a supported OS by POTI
http://blog.songbirdnest.com/2010/04/02/songbird-singing-a-new-tune/
and my rumour has it that OS X will be next?
so much for being cross platform huh?

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Comment by swaan
about Songbird and iTunes · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Completely agree with Ray: although it has some nice features, it has more downs than ups for me. Sticking to iTunes for now.

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Comment by DanMan
about Songbird · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

The official developers stopped developing the iPod device plugin, and noone else has taken over yet. So if you've been using Songbird to manage your iPod, you're currently out of luck here and should look elsewhere.

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Comment by wonea
about Songbird and iTunes · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

With the 1.4 release I've finally warmed to Songbird. I wouldn't say it's trouble free, although it runs fine, not a resource hog, and plays my songs fine. I reported two bugs to the development team, and they we're promptly fixed;

-Pause while trying to play a song, because Songbird is trying to find some artwork
-Errors appearing in the debug console

Anyway, can't wait for the next release. Goodbye iTunes, you never supported FLAC, so I never liked you much.

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Comment by threecheersfornick
about Songbird · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Does a nice job of editing tags, but fails everwhere else. Especially bad due to a UI that doesn't fit in with anything else on your system, and a brutal amount of resource hogging.

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