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.