Songbird (The Open Music Player) 1.0 Released

An open, customizable music player built on Mozilla with dozens of integrated services, hundreds of add-ons, and a growing developer community.

Key Features:

  • GStreamer - The main media playback system, across all platforms - giving higher performance, better reliability, and a platform for much more media-related functionality in the future.
  • Improved mashTape - When you listen to music in Songbird you'll have the option to see Flickr photos, YouTube videos, biographies, google news (and more) for the currently playing artist. mashTape has been completely re-written from the ground up to be more extensible and flexible than ever.
  • Improved Album Art Support - The album artwork feature now supports drag and drop of images, as well as, toggling between Now Playing and Currently Selected tracks.
  • Updated Linux Installer - A single archive that has all the necessary dependencies so that Linux users can run Songbird without having to install any additional dependencies.

News source:
Link: Features
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what's the point in software like this?

cause itunes to me is pretty much useless.

i just use windows explorer to 'copy and paste' my songs from my PC to my Sansa device running the open-source firmware Rockbox (

and if i need anything as far as adjusting tags ... i use mp3tag (

for general music playback on my pc i use 'Winamp Lite'.

both are free.

cause from what i can tell this program listed is bloated and does alot more stuff than is really needed with a pretty interface. lol (not trying to start anything)

I *love* this s/w!!
So much better than iTunes. And works just as well on my Windows laptop as it does on my Ubuntu server.