With a focus on fans, Songbird personalizes music content from the artists you love the most. Share your own photos with artists and other fans or discover new artists, ...
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What is Songbird?
Songbird was an open-source customizable music player that is now dead. It is based on the Mozilla platform and the ability to customize the program is huge. Its successor is Nightingale.
Songbird’s operations and associated services was discontinued on June 28, 2013. The source code can be still downloaded from Mozilla Development Center.
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- brimtastic added Songbird as alternative(s) to Winyl
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- Upvoted a comment on SongbirdGuI miss Songbird. There is no other software like this. "Play the music, play the web" was the slogan of the Songbird project/team. It pretty well nails down what Songbird was capable of. It has all the nice and comfortable features of a Mozilla web browser + the features of (for example) iTunes. Apart from that it was a really good looking and usable software. It's a pity that this idea didn't catch on and there is no software of this kind that is still supported/developed.
I miss Songbird. There is no other software like this. "Play the music, play the web" was the slogan of the Songbird project/team. It pretty well nails down what Songbird was capable of. It has all the nice and comfortable features of a Mozilla web browser + the features of (for example) iTunes. Apart from that it was a really good looking and usable software. It's a pity that this idea didn't catch on and there is no software of this kind that is still supported/developed.
It has a lof of interesting plugins to find lyrics or know a bit about the band, smart playlists, nice looking interface.
Do yourself a favor and try MusicBee (Windows) or Guayadeque/Gmusicbrowser (Linux). Songbird is...well...if it's a bird, it doesn't fly and as for songs...it doesn't sing.
Songbird's gotten progressively worse ever since they dropped iPod support. Then Linux support, the web-features that were supposed to sell Songbird, and it isn't getting any slimmer or faster (SLOOOWWW). Had higher hopes for Songbird...but it just fizzled out.
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).
If you don't like Apple's software, why are you buying their products? Isn't integration with their software the only real benefit they have over competitors?
I don't understand why people are buying Apple iPods and then complaining that software other than Apple iTunes doesn't support their proprietary interfaces.
iDevices are the overwhelmingly dominant portable music players in the current market. Although somewhat subjective, it generally has to do with the fact that Apple makes the best-built, most aesthetically pleasing, and best-supported (warranty-wise) devices today. When a certain kind of hardware dominates the market the way iDevices do at the moment, it's incumbent upon software developers to, as a practical matter, make software that supports that hardware. My complaint with Songbird is that it used to work with iDevices, but has since decided not to support them. Which begs the question why they make a Mac version of their software at all.
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