Songbird project is a desktop Web player, a digital jukebox and Web browser mash-up.
Songbird project is a desktop Web player, a digital jukebox and Web browser mash-up. Like Winamp, it supports extensions and skins feathers.Like Firefox, it is built from Mozilla, cross-platform and open source.
Here are some key features of "SongBird":
Play Anything:MP3, AAC, OGG, FLAC, WMA, and more. Can you teach Songbird to sing?
Pick Feathers:Choose from the two included themes: Rubberducky or Dove. You can even make one yourself.
Control the Flow:Play, Pause, Previous, Next, Volume, Mute, Seek, Three Repeat Modes, and Shuffle.
Multi-Task:Quickly switch between tasks using the buttons to the right of the dashboard display.
Organize Your Library: Filter your collection by Genre, Artist, Album, and Song or Search-As-You-Type.
Scan Your Computer for Music:Songbird will find your music and add it to your collection for you.
Super Slim Mini-Mode: Use the mini-mode for basic controls while keeping Songbird out of the way.
Multi-Language Support: Songbird comes in 39 languages. Be a localizer and see Songbird in your language!
Build Custom Mixes: Drag-and-drop songs from the Library or another playlist to your create your own custom mixes.
Make Smart Mixes: Criteria-based playlists that are always up-to-date with your current collection.
Dynamic Mixes: Get mixes from the Internet and stay up-to-date with the latest updates, downloads, and casts.
Play In Place: Songbird plays MP3s without leaving the page.
Play the Web: Play web pages as playlists and view any web page as a playlist.
Set Music Watch Folders: Tell Songbird to watch a folder for new music and it will automatically add new tracks to your collection
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
On Demand Fetching of Album Artwork:
• Songbird can now fetch album artwork from the web at your command. Simply select or right-click a track and choose "Get Album Artwork". You can also select your preferred source of artwork. By default, Songbird will retrieve album art from Last.fm but you can install from other sources such as amazon.com via an add-on.
MTP Device Support:
• We fixed many bugs affecting MTP devices on Windows. We've also added the ability to synch authorized Windows Media DRM'ed content to your MTP device. To see if your MTP device is supported, or to report your findings, visit our MTP Device Support page.
• You can choose to watch a folder hierarchy for changes and the content will auto-magically be imported in your library. If a file is removed from the watched folder, the corresponding track will be deleted from your Library.
• Library sorting supports unicode collation and better handling of leading definite and indefinite articles such as "The" and "a".
Replay Gain Support (Normalization):
• If a track's metadata contains replay gain (including iTunes-specific) information, Songbird will adjust the playback gain appropriately.
Reduced Installer Packages:
• We've reduced the installer package size on Mac and Linux by about 45% on each of those platforms.
Improved Memory Usage/Performance:
• As part of our project to bring down memory usage in Songbird, we've re-tuned the database to be less greedy with your system's memory. On some memory starved systems, this should actually increase performance, but most users shouldn't notice any difference in searching, sorting, scrolling, filtering, or smart playlists. Users with very large libraries (>100,000 tracks) will see the biggest memory use improvements. If you do find things are more sluggish than you remember, please see Tuning Songbird Memory Usage and try adjusting the page cache size upwards. If you find any problems in these areas, please file a Bugzilla issue against Songbird.
7digital MP3 Store Add-on (Beta):
• We've partnered with 7digital to bring you the highest quality MP3s (320kbps). You can easily search, purchase, organize and get recommendations directly into Songbird. Just click on the 7digital Music Store node in your Songbird service pane. NOTE: The UK store is fully stocked, but the US and other European stores are still continuing to populate a complete catalog of music. Please file any bugs, issues or suggestions for the 7digital MP3 store specifically in our Bugzilla database.
Winning protection against viruses, spyware, and malicious software.
• Intrusion prevention
• Email protection
• Browser protection
• Rapid pulse updates every 5 to 15 minutes
• SONAR 2 technology
• Norton Insight
• Application vulnerability protection
Norton AntiVirus 2010 will be the fastest and lightest malware scanner Symantec has ever delivered. The Norton AntiVirus application scans faster and uses less memory than any other antivirus product on the market. Unlike free solutions from Microsoft, Norton AntiVirus includes intrusion detection to detect malicious code hidden in web sites before it can strike.
• Stops viruses, worms, spyware, bots, and more—Keeps your system protected against all types of malicious threats.
• Norton Insight—Delivers innovative intelligence-driven technology for faster, fewer, shorter scans.
• Rapid pulse updates every 5 to 15 minutes—provides up-to-the-minute protection.
• Prevents virus-infected emails and instant messages from spreading—Feel secure while you keep in touch.
• Blocks browser exploits and protects against infected Web sites
• Delivers up-to-the-minute protection with rapid pulse updates every 5 to 15 minutes.
• IMPROVED! Provides multilayered security through the Norton Protection System.
• Prevents bots from taking control of your PC.
• Detects and automatically removes malicious threats.
• IMPROVED! Defends against Web-based attacks.
• Automatically detects and removes spyware, viruses, Trojans, bots and Internet worms.
• Recovery tool boots and repairs badly infected PCs. Delivers our most complete, deep cleaning scan possible.
• Norton Ongoing Protection provides continuous protection updates and new product features as they become available throughout your product subscription period, helping to keep your computer protected against the latest Internet threats and risks.
• Norton Automatic Renewal Service helps to ensure that you’re protected by automatically renewing your product subscription before it expires.
Control without disruptions:
• Automatically schedules scans and updates to occur while PC is idle.
• Review the security status of every process on your PC.
• Silent mode helps ensures movies and games are never interrupted.
• Maps your wireless home network.
Has everything you need for a safe and secure Internet experience
The Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 application was designed to be a all-in-one security solution that offers a worry-free computing environment for you and your family. Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 has everything you need for a safe and secure Internet experience.
Here are some key features of "Kaspersky Internet Security":
· Protects from viruses, Trojans and worms
· Blocks spyware and adware
· Scans files in real time (on access) and on demand
· Scans email messages (regardless of email client)
· Scans Internet traffic (regardless of browser)
· Protects instant messengers (ICQ, MSN)
· Provides proactive protection from unknown threats
· Scans Java and Visual Basic scripts
· Two-way personal firewall
· Safe Wi-Fi and VPN connections
· Intrusion prevention system
· Intelligent application management and control
· automatically configured application rules
· security rating is assigned to unknown applications
· access to the user’s resources and data is restricted for unknown applications
· Scans operating system and installed applications for vulnerabilities
· Analyzes and closes Internet Explorer vulnerabilities
· Disables links to malware sites
· Detects viruses based on the packers used to compress code
· Global threat monitoring (Kaspersky Security Network)
Advanced Protection & Recovery:
· The program can be installed on infected computers
· Self-protection from being disabled or stopped
· Restores correct system settings after removing malicious software
· Tools for creating a rescue disk
Data & Identity Theft Protection:
· Disables links to fake (phishing) websites
· Blocks all types of keyloggers
· Virtual keyboard is provided for safely entering logins and passwords
· Prevents the theft of data exchanged via secure connections (HTTPS / SSL)
· Blocks unauthorized dial-up connections
· Cleans up any traces of user activity (deletes temporary files, cookies etc.)
· Parental control
· Improved antispam protection (plugins for Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, The Bat!, Thunderbird)
· Blocks banners on web pages
· Automatic configuration during installation
· Wizards for common tasks
· Visual reports with charts and diagrams
· Alerts provide all the information necessary for informed user decisions
· Automatic or interactive mode
· Round-the-clock technical support
· Automatic database updates