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Songbird 1.1 for Android brings lock-screen widget and Honeycomb support

The Mozilla-powered rapidly iterating media player for Android, Songbird, just got updated to version 1.1, bringing with it both bug fixes and new features. Top of the list is Android 3.0 Honeycomb support, so now you can get Songbird on your Honeycomb tablet. Also included is a new lock-screen widget that allows you to control music playback right from the lock-screen. Speaking of widgets, the...

Songbird media player for Android exits beta, adds Facebook Like and scrobbling support

Less than two weeks after releasing the third beta of its Android app, Songbird has announced that it has now gone stable. Songbird 1.0 is available for download form the Android Market and it's packing plenty of slick features, like: Matching widget with album art Flickr photo-stream and Facebook 'Like' on the go! Playlist creation and editing Set track as your ringtone Scro...

Songbird Beta 3 for Android now available for download

Songbird, the Mozilla-powered Android media player, has just hit its third beta release. The free application has gotten better and better with each beta release, and now comes packing a few decent features. Apart from a plethora of bug fixes, here are the changes from beta 2: Playlist creation and editing Settings options Set your favorite song as a ringtone Better interaction b...

Songbird 1.9 adds 7digital store and Mac CD ripping

Songbird has just released a new version of its desktop media player, and there are some key feature additions. Mac users who have been waiting for integrated CD ripping, your prayers have been answered -- it's included in Songbird 1.9! There's also a new music store built-in. Like Winamp, Songbird has tapped 7digital to provide its users with a catalog of downloadable MP3s. The store is offered ...

Songbird app for Android goes beta, we go hands-on

Using Songbird on your desktop or laptop to listen to your cavernous collection of digital music? Good news -- the Songbird team has been working in "super seekrit" (their words, not ours) on bringing you a pocket-sized version for your Android device. Even better, they've announced the availability of the first public beta of Songbird for Android -- and we took it for a spin. Here's the quick ...

20+ essential programs for your new Windows computer

Our regular readers can probably rattle off a list of their 20 favorite apps without breaking a sweat -- as the comments on this post will no doubt prove. But for our less in-the-know friends, family, and co-workers, it can be challenging to figure out where to download high quality programs that actually do what they need them to do. We've put together an assortment that will help you hit the...

Songbird 1.8 update brings broader device support, OS X syncing

The Songbird team has released a significant update to their feature-packed media player today. Among the new additions: sync support for several HTC and Nokia handsets (as well as the Blackberry Storm) and sync support on OS X (Mac users will need to download the MSC add-on). While Songbird is no longer providing official builds for Linux users, contributed builds of Songbird for Linux are st...

Open source Songbird to begin shipping with millions of MP3 players

While it doesn't have the name recognition of iTunes, Winamp, or Windows Media Player, Songbird is still an extremely popular piece of software. And it's about to become a whole lot more recognizable: Philips has just agreed to ship branded version of Songbird with millions of GoGear portable media players. The news is a major win for Songbird and open source software in general. It's also the...

Songbird 1.4.1 for Windows lands, with iPod sync and CD ripping

The Windows version of Songbird, an open-source music app, just hit version 1.4.1 and introduced some very attractive new features. Foremost among Songbird's latest batch of goodies is support for external storage devices. You can sync songs (and playlists) on some devices using the MSC (Mass Storage Class) add-on, and there's even an iPod Device Support extension that makes your iPod show up in ...

Songbird 1.2 released, now with iPod sync (sort of)

Songbird, the open-source, Mozilla-based music player, has a bunch of new features in version 1.2 that make it worth taking a look at. The most important addition is 2-way iTunes syncing, so you can import and export songs and playlists back and forth between Songbird and iTunes. If you thought the whole point of Songbird was to keep you from having to use iTunes, this feature won't make you happy...

Songbird 1.0 released

Just over a month after the first release candidate made its ways to the masses, Songbird 1.0 is available for download. Songbird is an open source music player built on Mozilla code. The cross-platform music player comes in Mac, Windows, and Linux versions, and can handle playback of most music formats. Like most Mozilla-based software, Songbird supports plugins, including a QuickTime Playback...

Songbird 1.0 RC1 now available

Open source, Mozilla-based media player Songbird is inching closer to version 1.0. This week the team behind the cross-platform application made the first release candidate of Songbird 1.0 available. So what's new in the latest build? First up, Songbird 1.0 RC1 uses GStreamer to handle media playback whether you're running the Windows, Mac, or Linux version of the program. The Songbird team say...

Songbird 0.7 RC1 is out: Mozilla-based music player is growing up

Songbird, the music player built on Mozilla is inching a bit closer towards a 1.0 release. Last night the developers pushed Songbird 0.7 Release Candidate 1 out of the nest, and it includes a whole slew of updates including improved memory usage, UI refinements, and a new setup assistant that makes it easy to import media libraries and configure Songbird to work with an iPod or other portable me...

Songbird 0.4 developer preview released

Yesterday, the Songbird team released version 0.4 of their Mozilla based music application. We took a quick look at it, and were pleased with what we found. While at first glance Songbird may seem like an iTunes clone, it is actually much more than that. It's sort of what iTunes might have been were Apple not an evil Monolithic corporation. It serves as an open platform that allows any content pro...

iTunes Alternatives

As the comment section from our recent post about the latest iTunes update shows, not everyone is in love with iTunes. Especially for Windows users, the program can be buggy, hog memory/system resources and it tries to force users to organize and store their music in a certain way (hey, some of us have very specific, if a bit arcane, organizational methods and we don't want iTunes to force us t...