Songbird – Open Source Music Player With Many Features and Add-ons

Written By Sam on 4 October 2009

Songbird is an Open Music Player which helps you with new ways to playback, manage and discover music. Songbird has got many amazing features and employs Mozilla’s XULRunner platform, and is thus capable of running on Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Solaris and Linux.. There are many Integrated Services like – 7 digital Music Store: Gives high quality MP3s and you can get recommendations; Mash Tape: Discovers Flickr Photos, YouTube videos, biographies, Google news; Radio: You can listen to stations based on your library, your Songbird library; Concert Tickets: Discovers the upcoming shows in your area depending on the artists in your library; SHOUTcast Radio: You can stream music using the integrated SHOUTcast Radio directory; Customize with Add-ons: Songbird can be enhanced with community contributed add-ons like MediaFlow and many others.


Features of Songbird

  • Media Importing / Exporting: Adds media to Songbird by importing from iTunes or by exporting your tracks and playlists back into iTunes.
  • Library Files Organization: Files in your library are automatically organized and your media is consolidated in one location.
  • Watch Folders: Imports media automatically.
  • Library Management: You can browse, organize, sort and search your media.
  • Smart playlists: Creates dynamic playlists which are automatically updated.
  • Media Playback: Songbird supports MP3, FLAC, and Vorbis on all platforms.
  • Gapless Playback & Replay Gain: Skips padding data because of encoding and chains files for gapless playback experience.

Other features include Integrated Web browser, Cross Platform(Songbird runs on Windows, Linux and Mac), Multi-Language Support, Automatic Updates, Setup Assistance, and many more.

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