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SongBird: Day 3

by on Dec.05, 2008, under Technology

I’ve been using SongBird for 3 days now and really like it.

Since it’s built upon the same Mozilla framework that Firefox is, we’ve just started seeing the tip of the iceberg as far as extensions go.  Already there’s extensions for iPod support, and SHOUTcast Radio integration–even one to see lyrics for the currently playing track.  Some of these features we’ve seen before with Amarok, but it’s still not officially supported in Windows.

I’m still using iTunes at home for managing my library and syncing my iPod, but I’ve been using SongBird at work for listening to the songs on my iPod.  This works really slick, allowing me to conserve my battery and more easily work on rating my tracks–which is a never ending process.

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SongBird 1.0

by on Dec.02, 2008, under Technology

I just downloaded and installed SongBird, the newest open-source music player/iTunes replacement.  I haven’t tried any of the iPod integration yet, but immediately I noticed its integration with SHOUTCAST is a lot better than WinAmp’s (two technologies I’ve subscribed to).

Visually, SongBird looks a lot like iTunes (I might even say it’s a reverse engineering of the GUI).  It supports extensions too like Firefox.

Check it out…while you still can–before they get a cease-and-desist from Apple’s attorneys.

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