Songbird

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 180 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    245,511
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 28, 2008
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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If Firefox and iTunes hooked up, their hatchling could very well be Songbird. Although it's in beta and plenty buggy, it's also a very fun app that's part music player, part Web browser, and all about music discovery, management, and playback.

During installation, it'll ask if you want to load your iTunes music directory or another media directory, or perform the task later. Processing 5,000 songs took about 3 minutes, not a bad pace. It then asks you which of the pre-installed Songbird extensions you want to load. Most of these, like the iPod and USB device manager, only make the app stronger.

The left sidebar provides quick links to bookmarks, downloads, your music library in an iTunes-style interface, and several music discovery Web sites to get your started. When you're looking at any Web site with MP3s available for download, Songbird will open a new window at the bottom main browsing pane. Double-click on a song to play it, while links on the right let you purchase the track from Amazon, iTunes, eMusic, and Amie St. They also tell you the format of the track--MP3 or AAC, for example, and provide a blog link for more info.

Songbird has a growing library of extensions, and support is slowly growing for those written originally for Firefox. Many of the improvements from the last version make for a dramatic change, but Songbird is definitely a beta: caveat emptor. Still, it could really take flight for the music-loving, Web-surfing fanatic in all of us.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 180 votes

    • 5 star 56
    • 4 star 61
    • 3 star 25
    • 2 star 17
    • 1 star 21
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5 stars

"Excellent!!!"

April 15, 2008  |  By pavananandmr

 |  Version: Songbird 0.5

Pros

I get songs from songbird... I Love this player... It is superb.... Keep it up songbird...

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4 stars

"i think am impressed"

April 14, 2008  |  By bj coco

 |  Version: Songbird 0.5

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5 stars

"That's realy thing"

April 08, 2008  |  By vaninivana

 |  Version: Songbird 0.5

Pros

very easy, compatability,...

Cons

nothing

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4 stars

"its a nice one"

April 02, 2008  |  By hannanmirza

 |  Version: Songbird 0.5

Pros

it realy works...u just have to search a bit

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3 stars

"Wait awhile"

April 02, 2008  |  By greytop

 |  Version: Songbird 0.5

Pros

Great idea and liked the older version

Cons

New release does not support the older extensions so you are stuck with the default skin, which on my PC is very hard to see.

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4 stars

"good"

March 29, 2008  |  By saleh_duwahi

 |  Version: Songbird 0.5

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5 stars

"This Program Does Many Great Things"

March 28, 2008  |  By jimilee1973

 |  Version: Songbird 0.5

Pros

Endless ways to discover music and related material. This thing is gonna be huge some day. You can spend an entire day on this program and still not hit all of it's great features.

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2 stars

"it's no good for me...for now..."

March 28, 2008  |  By rrtopaz

 |  Version: Songbird 0.5

Pros

it looks nice...it's free...

Cons

- it's not 13.46mb; it's 62.6mb!...some one @ download either misread or purposely deceived me.

- won't read both my mp3 players: the dell dj30 and, of course i knew it wouldn't work, the new crappy zune80.

- for all the music stuff i futz around with at home and on the net, i still find the media monkey gold much more satisfying that this blackbird in the dead of night (sorry, paul).

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.5
New device API with initial MTP device support add-on, improved shuffle algorithm, extensible Library Views, more Mac menu/key command support, improved RSS playlists support, and other bug-fixes.
General
Publisher Pioneers of the Inevitable
Publisher web site http://getsongbird.com/
Release Date March 28, 2008
Date Added March 28, 2008
Version 0.5
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista, 733MHz CPU, 128MB RAM, 40MB disk space
Download Information
File Size 15.05MB
File Name Songbird_2.2.0-2453_windows-i686-msvc8.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 245,511
Downloads Last Week 118
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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