Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Songbird = Amazing

If haven't already heard, Songbird 0.5 was released not too long ago. Songbird is essentially an iTunes clone with a whole lot more features packed in. Check it out HERE.
Songbird was developed by Mozilla, the same people who created Firefox and Thunderbird. So already you know that it's going to be a quality program. In fact, it has a very similar UI layout to Firefox.

Some of the features Songbird includes:
  • Out-of-the-box iPod support, for ALL OS's
  • Tabbed browsing (In a music player, wtf?)
  • Recursive folder scanning, for easier importing of music
  • Regular updates, much like Firefox.

Note: On linux, you will need the GStreamer plugins, (you probably already have them). If you don't have them, you can easily install them.

For Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-good gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3
For Gentoo:
emerge -av gstreamer gst-plugins-base gst-plugins-xvideo gst-plugins-x gst-plugins-gconf gst-plugins-gnomevfs gst-plugins-alsa
emerge -av gst-plugins-ugly gst-plugins-faad gst-plugins-ffmpeg gst-plugins-flac gst-plugins-lame gst-plugins-mad gst-plugins-ogg gst-plugins-vorbis gst-plugins-mpeg2dec gst-plugins-theora gst-plugins-faac

So what are you what are you waiting for?? GET IT NOW!!!

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