Songbird 2.2.0-2453

4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 (418 votes)

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Windows 7/Vista/XP / Open Source / 17,077 downloads

Songbird is a Web player built from Firefox's browser engine. It is open source and will run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It supports user contributed, cross-platform extensions. Play any MP3 on the Web without leaving the page. It can view Web pages as dynamic playlists that it can play, save, or automatically download every day. It plays your music too. It has all the features you expect in a desktop media player.

Reviews of Songbird

  1. 5 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 1.10.20312 Beta 1 (May 18, 2011)

    Rock solid stable
    this has come a long way

  2. 4 out of 5 stars
    aszure

    Reviewing 1.10.20312 Beta 1 (May 17, 2011)

    @Ain Soph Aur Are you such a tard that you would vote down an app because it doesn't run in linux?

  3. 5 out of 5 stars
    kb3grz

    Reviewing 1.10.20312 Beta 1 (May 16, 2011)

    I like the fact that it has a Shoutcast addon where you can scroll though all the streams. The old web base Shoutcast interface was great leave it to AOL to mess up a good thing.

  4. 2 out of 5 stars
    Ain Soph Aur

    Reviewing 1.10.20312 Beta 1 (May 16, 2011)

    No linux version available :(

  5. 1 out of 5 stars
    tickleonthetum

    Reviewing 1.9.3.1959 (Feb 11, 2011)

    "Great media player but the lack of multi-folder watching means i can't use it. Maybe one day."

    My sentiments exactly...

  6. 3 out of 5 stars
    Dana1

    Reviewing 1.9.3.1959 (Feb 10, 2011)

    I still run the old version 1.12 build 1042 which has multiple folder watch. That is why I won't upgrade. Works great for me. Rock solid stable. Just have to edit the add-ons to get them to work with this version. Shame they took out the watch folders on newer releases.

  7. 3 out of 5 stars
    reets

    Reviewing 1.9.3.1959 (Feb 10, 2011)

    Great media player but the lack of multi-folder watching means i can't use it. Maybe one day.

  8. 2 out of 5 stars
    keir

    Reviewing 1.9.3.1959 (Feb 10, 2011)

    Still no multiple watch folders, after all these years? Weak.

  9. 5 out of 5 stars
    bopb99

    Reviewing 1.7.3.1700 (Jun 15, 2010)

    That's why it's called a beta.

  10. 3 out of 5 stars
    purell

    Reviewing 1.4.1.1419 Beta 2 (Dec 20, 2009)

    Last beta of this I installed was a miserable failure, but going to give this another try. 7x64

  11. 4 out of 5 stars
    Eeyan

    Reviewing 1.4.1.1419 Beta 2 (Dec 18, 2009)

    Installed and ran perfectly on my Windows 7 x64.

  12. 3 out of 5 stars
    LakotaElf

    Reviewing 1.4.1.1419 Beta 2 (Dec 18, 2009)

    Disappointed indeed, will not install on Windows 7 X64, gives error msg of this OS not supported. How odd, they certainly have had enough time to know windows 7 and x64 exist. For this oversite on their part, they get only 3 stars from me.

  13. 4 out of 5 stars
    Hawk999

    Reviewing 1.3.0.1190 Beta 1 (Jul 23, 2009)

    I am using it with Ubuntu and it's working great The only thing I would need is a fade out when I press the pause or stop button or while doing a seek.

    Other than that I really like where it is going. 4 stars.

  14. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ozzy1

    Reviewing 1.2.0.1146 (Jun 20, 2009)

    I actually like these new versions of Songbird. When i started on version 1, I was really disapointed, and moved fast back to Winamp. But with the new versions, its really nice to use. The addons makes it even better, just like firefox.
    The interaction with Ipod has become even better than with winamp!
    I really recomend this to people who can take five minutes with it before making judgement.

  15. 3 out of 5 stars
    nms04

    Reviewing 1.2.0.1146 (Jun 20, 2009)

    it's crap compared to winamp ... it's ipod support simply sucks, it slows my computer down ...
    the only positive things about this player are build in last.fm support and it's open source nature

  16. 1 out of 5 stars
    emanresU deriseD

    Reviewing 1.2.0.1146 (Jun 19, 2009)

    @styxchan:

    "Even for dumb people like you"

    I can speak just fine, thank you.

    And of course, 1 star.

    @Ozzy1:

    I gave it six minutes, if you must know. Some people don't need an eon to figure out that a certain bit of software is crap.

  17. 5 out of 5 stars
    styxchan

    Reviewing 1.2.0.1146 (Jun 19, 2009)

    If you have seen them working on this project you wouldnt say something like this! They are doing great, great work ! For free ! Even for dumb people like you ;)
    And of course 5 Stars !

  18. 1 out of 5 stars
    emanresU deriseD

    Reviewing 1.2.0 Beta 1 (Jun 4, 2009)

    "If there's something you don't like about it, you can change it. So, instead of complaining about it, make it better."

    Oh, yeah--sure, what a reasonable and sane suggestion! I'll just tell my family to go to hell while I learn a programming language in my spare time, then I'll make Songbird stop sucking, all so I don't have to download another player that already works acceptably. That makes total sense!

    And then I'll come here and give it a glowing 5-star review, saying "Songturd used to suck heavily, but it now deserves a high rating because I made it great!"

    Damn right I'm a "hater". I hate crap software, open source or otherwise.

  19. 5 out of 5 stars
    MozzUK

    Reviewing 1.2.0 Beta 1 (Jun 4, 2009)

    Songbird has advanced well over the past few releases.

    Noticeable increases in speed as well as lots of bugs being squashed. The looks are great as well as the extendability and the ability to customize. The addition of an equalizer and automatic organization make it even better.

    As stated previously, the fact that this is a fast developing open source project makes it worth supporting and it provides a decent alternative to iTunes (a piece of software I'll never consider installing).

    Overall Songbird feels fast, doesn't eat up too much CPU (whereas memory usage is a bit high, but it's got a built in browser y'know). It looks great, sounds decent and allows me to sort out all my media with ease.

  20. 5 out of 5 stars
    n8p

    Reviewing 1.1.1 (Mar 17, 2009)

    I've been using Songbird since early beta releases, and am blown away how it has progressed. Right about version .9 it was better than iTunes in nearly every way except it seemed just about as slow and bloated. Now with the last two releases it has pulled ahead in performance. My only gripe is the lack of CD ripping built in....or maybe I just haven't found that feature yet.

  21. 5 out of 5 stars
    Daily Activist

    Reviewing 1.1.1 (Mar 17, 2009)

    Wow! What a bunch of haters.

    First of all, Songbird is open source, which is reason in and of itself to support this project in my book. If there's something you don't like about it, you can change it. So, instead of complaining about it, make it better.

    I like this project. It is not completely there yet. Several features that will make it complete are still being worked on. However, the potential for Songbird is incredible. I love the add-ons. It makes the possibilities for Songbird quite endless. I also like the integration of a web browser. There are several sites I visit that are enhanced by visiting them with Songbird instead of Firefox.

    As for the complaints about size, it is smaller than iTunes so I don't know where that comparison comes from. I imagine it will only get smaller as development continues.

    I would normally give Songbird a 4 because it isn't feature complete - yet. However, I'm giving it a 5 to offset some of these ridiculously low reviews.

  22. 1 out of 5 stars
    Juhandra

    Reviewing 1.1.1 Beta 2 (Feb 28, 2009)

    What a shameless bunch of crap.

  23. 1 out of 5 stars
    molumen

    Reviewing 1.1.1 Beta 2 (Feb 28, 2009)

    It is huge, bloated, and as a music player it is even worse than Itunes...
    Browser? Worst interface ever...

  24. 2 out of 5 stars
    thartist

    Reviewing 1.1.1 Beta 2 (Feb 27, 2009)

    pathetic

    a salad of uncapable BS that does nothing on a fine level.

  25. 1 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 1.0.0 (Jan 19, 2009)

    A web browser built into a music player.

    What an incredible idea for a truly impossible-to-live-without absolutely-must-have-or-the-universe-will-end product.

    ZillaLand, stop flogging your browser products - this is a solution in search of a problem.

    As far as the audio capabilities go:

    No ASIO support.

    No WASAPI support.

    Piss-poor format support.

    YAWN.

    ONE star for yet another player with no discernible redeeming value and a lot of gimmickry.

  26. 4 out of 5 stars
    tylerhw

    Reviewing 1.0.0 (Dec 19, 2008)

    People need to recognize that it's not solely a music player it is also a web browser, when you have a music player and a web browser (Firefox) open for a while they begin to use a lot of memory, that's just what happens after a while. Anyways, it seems to run much faster than the old betas, add-ons work good and I can browse the web at a reasonable rate while flipping through my music, it is very intuitive and some people will undoubtedly love it/hate it, but I'll stick with aTunes/Rhythmbox and Firefox.

  27. 1 out of 5 stars
    computershack

    Reviewing 1.0.0 (Dec 3, 2008)

    iTunes, 99MB. Songbird, 253MB. Plugins still letting it down but without them, it's lacking key features now expected in a media player.

  28. 5 out of 5 stars
    peispud

    Reviewing 1.0.0 (Dec 2, 2008)

    I have Songbird ( running under wine ) , aMSN ,Kmail , Firefox , and Steam all running at the same time in PC-BSD and barley using 49 Meg.of RAM . I like BMPx better for its Lastfm support , but Songbird works just fine and looks good doing it .

  29. 3 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 1.0.0 (Dec 2, 2008)

    there is a lot to like in songbird and I nearly almost love it.

    I like the interface, it's quite iTunes like (which isn't a bad thing, as I kinda like the interface to itunes - just hate the application itself) - however, it's somehow just nicer than iTunes.
    Has a lot of nice features, and is a really good alternative to iTunes IMO.

    However: it does have limited audio support - really should support aac, AAC+ and others (on all platforms)

    really NEEDS to use less ram - shocking bad at the amount of memory it uses - uses even more than iTunes which is a quite a feat.

    no Iphone/Ipod Touch support, and that for me, kills it dead - I SO want Touch support, I so want to leave iTunes behind.

    it's good, and if you have a generic mp3 player, I think it will rock for you, but I'll have to hang back for ipod/iphone support.

    Also for the record: installed this uses 53mb running it uses 80-150mb of ram.

    Itunes 86Mb of HD + 75Mb for Quicktime, 82Mb Ram + 9mb for mobilehelper+1mb for ipodservice.

    For a media player they're both awful for memory use, but suprisingly round about the same in terms of memory used.(i.e way too much)

    update: tried to sync with my n95 - didn't work at all, but helpfully offered to erase the contents!!!!
    (did also use 350mb of ram at one point trying to read my n95)

    uninstall - oh dear, so many left over registry entries and files. that's very poor.

    REvised my rating downwards, 350mb ram is shocking, and uninstall should really work better than that!

  30. 2 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 1.0.0 (Dec 2, 2008)

    Sooooo... basically this is the same as running Firefox twice? Maybe if I had 5 gigz of ram, until then I'll stick with AIMP

  31. 2 out of 5 stars
    sheppi

    Reviewing 1.0.0 RC3 (Nov 25, 2008)

    174 MB of used RAM? OMG, that's really terrible to Audio Player...stay with Winamp and foobar2000

  32. 4 out of 5 stars
    smanofsteel76

    Reviewing 1.0.0 RC3 (Nov 24, 2008)

    I love this application except I can't switch from iTunes because there is no support for my iPod Touch. As soon as that is available this will kick ass!

  33. 3 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 1.0.0 RC3 (Nov 24, 2008)

    nice interface, simple to use and get used to (especially from itunes)

    on the downside... MEMORY, dear gods, it eats ram.
    no aac+ playing
    No modern Ipod support (6th Gen/ 4th GEn nano, iphone, ipod touch etc)

    for non ipod users with a wad of ram this could THE audio app, for everyone else... well, just wait and see

  34. 1 out of 5 stars
    Diam0nd

    Reviewing 1.0.0 RC2 (Nov 20, 2008)

    Java-based audio player? Are you kidding me?!

    foobar > *

  35. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ain Soph Aur

    Reviewing 1.0.0 RC2 (Nov 16, 2008)

    OMG! the new skin is perfect! the player is exactly what i need... really perfect

  36. 5 out of 5 stars
    PagingDrLeoMarvin

    Reviewing 1.0.0 RC1 (Nov 11, 2008)

    Why isn't the Linux version available here, too?

  37. 2 out of 5 stars
    thartist

    Reviewing 1.0.0 RC1 (Nov 4, 2008)

    i never got the buzz about these players that feature:
    -huge space-waste-for-nothing interfaces,
    -few or no advanced audio features or plugins,
    -always poor formats support
    -and eat way more resources than others.

    Songbird specific:
    -No AAC? No plugins for it??!!
    -108 MB ram??!!! and goes UP with time...
    -No CD rippin'?
    -DOES IT DO ANYTHING AT ALL?

    Well, on the slightly positive side:
    -it's sick fast adding media
    -it give u info on the artist from wikipedia (dunno what for anyway...)
    -Winamp's SHOUTcast support
    -iPod support via plugins.
    -has a very good audio quality... for the formats it supports, duh
    -browsing... though u wouldn use this if u're serious.
    -plugins support, but not many, and even less are useful.

    Final word: dont ask anything other than play-pause-previous-next, and radio. Really, a player for girls to listen Miley Cyrus.

    PD: i just tried it now again, my last had been 0.6 beta. For being 1.0 rc status... it's so skinny. Why the stupid bird farting? Is it funny?

  38. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ain Soph Aur

    Reviewing 1.0.0 RC1 (Nov 4, 2008)

    @improvelence

    thumbs up!

  39. 5 out of 5 stars
    improvelence

    Reviewing 1.0.0 RC1 (Nov 4, 2008)

    Why must so many people assume we are all looking for a "winamp" replacement..those days are over for me, I need more. I prefer Rythmbox on linux and iTunes on Mac and PC at this time but Songbird has the potential to kill all of them. If your computer is too slow, its too old. Case closed, stop crying.

  40. 2 out of 5 stars
    us3r

    Reviewing 0.7.0 (Sep 2, 2008)

    Yeah, AIMP 2.5 is better than this in every way.

  41. 3 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 0.7.0 (Aug 21, 2008)

    Too big, its basically like running 2 Firefoxes at the same time. If you really want a simple, small Winamp replacement, get AIMP.

  42. 5 out of 5 stars
    osric

    Reviewing 0.7 RC2 (Aug 15, 2008)

    Wow, love the new theme. The screen shot needs to be updated.

  43. 4 out of 5 stars
    darthbeads

    Reviewing 0.7 RC2 (Aug 12, 2008)

    Undesired Username, you dummy, haven't you ever heard of the "Best New Artist" award?

    Think about it....

  44. 2 out of 5 stars
    Undesired Username

    Reviewing 0.7 RC2 (Aug 12, 2008)

    Shall I rate it based on what version designation they decided to give it, or based on how it performs? I don't grade on a curve, and I don't overrate just because I expect or hope that it will improve in the future. That's just stupid. How about we award Grammies to sloppy garage bands, in hopes that they eventually stop sucking?

    Ah... Someone has seen fit to expand the analogy to the "Best New Artist" award. (And thrown in the obligatory personal insult.) Wow. Too bad that expansion of the analogy makes no sense. No one wins a "Best New Artist" award because they still suck but "might eventually be good". Songturd has a sub-1 version designation because it's not ready for "professional use". Does any band ever win "Best New Artist" with people saying "They have no drummer, no guitarist, and a one-armed keyboardist, but what they do have is pretty good?" Huh?

    Think about it. For once.

  45. 5 out of 5 stars
    us3r

    Reviewing 0.7 RC1 (Aug 5, 2008)

    Great alternative for WinAmp. Sure it still needs a lot of work to fulfil most users demends, but remember it's version 0.7 which clearly indicates that not all things has been added yet.

  46. 2 out of 5 stars
    Undesired Username

    Reviewing 0.7 RC1 (Aug 5, 2008)

    Slow, slow, ssssslow interface, no Monkey's Audio support, terrible FLAC support. Or, to summarize: Pffffffft!

  47. 4 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 0.7 RC1 (Aug 4, 2008)

    Interface is much much improved from previous version. Install is improved.
    Overall this looks and feels much much more polished than before.

    On the downside. Doesn't import my iTunes playlists, nor does it recognise my Ipod Touch.
    also it used a huge amount of memory (75mb of Ram at startup on my system) - that is just way way too much.

    I so want it to do both, so I can leave itunes behind.

    For now I'll stick with iTunes or Media Monkey. But I'm hoping!

  48. 4 out of 5 stars
    improvelence

    Reviewing 0.6 RC3 (Jun 6, 2008)

    hah..iTunes might have to become less of a resource hog on Windows machines if this thing keeps up.

    I still love iTunes, but songbird is awesome. When Songbird can share with iTunes libraries (media format allowing)...then it will be king.

  49. 4 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 0.6 RC2 (Jun 2, 2008)

    This is getting better and better with each release.
    Visually I think it's looking cleaner than earlier releases, also more elegant.

    It's simple to use - very iTunes like, but with the additional benefit of having a browser built in, so finding music is a breeze.

    Resource wise, it eats them. 60mb Ram just on startup - that's a heck of a lot.

    Sadly, it still doesn't work with my iPod touch, but I live in hope. When it does I forsee me using this over Itunes and Media Monkey.

    It's got enourmous potential and keeps getting better and better.

  50. 3 out of 5 stars
    GhoS

    Reviewing 0.6 RC2 (Jun 2, 2008)

    Its a very nice program, good interface, good plug-ins. However until it adds an equalizer or some way to modify the sound it isn't worth using. The sound is bland the way it is, and I can't believe they do not have this as a priority.
    The way I understand it is it would require a major re-working to get an EQ going for Windows anyway. That is poor planning in my opinion as the sound output is the most important aspect of a media player.

  51. 4 out of 5 stars
    vercinstex

    Reviewing 0.6 pre-RC1 (May 30, 2008)

    very good project but still very heavy
    4 for this reason

  52. 4 out of 5 stars
    AntiochMedia

    Reviewing 0.6 pre-RC1 (May 30, 2008)

    I love Songbird, but until it finally poops (ref to the farting bird) and is less clunky, I'll not replace foobar with it =)

  53. 3 out of 5 stars
    jakski

    Reviewing 0.6 pre-RC1 (May 30, 2008)

    uses way too much resources, memory alone over 100,00K plus...thats a drag cause i like the program.. right now im using foobar and a old version of musicmatch and both use under 25,000K..i hope the can do something with that...

  54. 5 out of 5 stars
    The MAZZTer

    Reviewing 0.6 pre-RC1 (May 29, 2008)

    This is not RC1. This is the latest Blessed Nightly (IE a stable nightly build) that was built May 9th.

  55. 5 out of 5 stars
    anomoly

    Reviewing 0.6 pre-RC1 (May 29, 2008)

    Quote
    So, how exactly the privacy option to send anonymous usage metrics, which you have an option to turn off, was violated? Exactly what data, which shouldn't have been transmitted, was collected and sent from your system?

    That's the problem. THEY DON'T KNOW !!

  56. 4 out of 5 stars
    the artist

    Reviewing 0.6 pre-RC1 (May 29, 2008)

    Some one has to know the answer... Why is the bird always farting? Is it meant to be funny?

    Err... didn't find it more productive than AIMP (my recently new choice), and it takes a lot of screen to display all of it's functionality. Big fat design, not efficient.

    I guess the buzz is about the mozilla code and open source thing...

  57. 5 out of 5 stars
    reyheat

    Reviewing 0.5 (Apr 18, 2008)

    This is an excelent browser and media player, it has bugs but they are few. I'm in love with songbird.

  58. 5 out of 5 stars
    jowtron

    Reviewing 0.5 (Mar 28, 2008)

    Shows great promise, but unfortunately this version crashes while scanning metadata on my machine.

  59. 3 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 0.5 (Mar 27, 2008)

    0.5 still doesn't suppport my ipod touch (nor iphone) sigh... wish it did.. as 0.5 brings some good features.

    If you have a regular mp3 player, it's a great application. Probably better than Mediamonkey IMO, and of course, better than the pile or steaming **it that is iTunes.

    when it supports my ipod touch, I will certainly switch to it (currently using a mix of iCRAP and mediamonkey)

  60. 4 out of 5 stars
    nika27

    Reviewing 0.5 (Mar 27, 2008)

    So, how exactly the privacy option to send anonymous usage metrics, which you have an option to turn off, was violated? Exactly what data, which shouldn't have been transmitted, was collected and sent from your system?

  61. 1 out of 5 stars
    L4zy1

    Reviewing 0.5 (Mar 27, 2008)

    I can't stand apps that call home.
    This is not a media player it's a call home to tell them what's on your computer, and connect you to sites that sell music app.
    Installed it hated it and removed it.

  62. 3 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 0.5 RC2 (Mar 20, 2008)

    grr..

    still no ipod touch/iphone support....

    otherwise, it's a damn fine application. Not without it's problems (memory usage and stability) but it's still an early beta. when this matures it will be superb. Just hope it matures quickly so I can ditch iTunes

  63. 5 out of 5 stars
    guitarplayer9999

    Reviewing 0.5 RC1 (Mar 17, 2008)

    My favorite media player. Although it is still in development it is very promising. Every week it gets better and I think it is the future of media players.

  64. 3 out of 5 stars
    gnoshi

    Reviewing 0.5 RC1 (Mar 13, 2008)

    It is a very pretty application, and includes some nice - and fundamental - features like Last.FM/Audioscrobbler support.
    Unfortunately the memory use is enormous, it is processor heavy, and the real killer for me: it doesn't have gapless playback.

  65. 5 out of 5 stars
    The MAZZTer

    Reviewing 0.5 RC1 (Mar 12, 2008)

    If you are experiencing problems with Songbird and have used a previous version of Songbird, delete your profile. Using previous versions of Songbird profiles in current versions of Songbird has been known to cause major problems.

  66. 2 out of 5 stars
    lotherius

    Reviewing 0.5 RC1 (Mar 12, 2008)

    Not anywhere near there yet.

    Call me when it properly handles:
    Smart Playlists (I thought it might by the words "dynamic playlists", but sadly, no.)
    Auto-deletion of listened to podcasts.

  67. 3 out of 5 stars
    ghammer

    Reviewing 0.5 Pre-Release (Mar 5, 2008)

    Still too buggy to use.

    Also, looks A LOT like J River Media Center. Too much to be accidental.

  68. 3 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 0.5 Pre-Release (Mar 5, 2008)

    Still buggy, still doesn't work with my ipod touch... when it does and when they sort out the ram issue this will kick arse!

    when that day comes, I will uninstall itunes and there will be much much rejoicing (I loathe itunes)

  69. 5 out of 5 stars
    Adrian79

    Reviewing 0.5 Pre-Release (Mar 5, 2008)

    "Songbird is still in development & a bit buggy. Be brave!"

    --5 stars for they actually have written that on there homepage :-) have not even tried it yet lol nice 1

  70. 5 out of 5 stars
    guitarplayer9999

    Reviewing 0.4 RC2 (Feb 6, 2008)

    The best media player I have ever used. Well at least it is heading that way anyways. I have been using this player since 2.5 and it is very promising.

  71. 3 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 0.4 RC2 (Dec 22, 2007)

    Rc2... just as unstable as RC1 (sadly)

  72. 4 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 0.4 RC1 (Dec 19, 2007)

    this definately shows promise. there are some superb features here and despite the screenshot, it's actually a very usable application.

    I haven't gotten to grips with all the features, but there are a lot.

    On the downside, it's a big download.
    It's EATS ram: Mine is just playing a single playlist and it's using 300Mb of ram.
    version 0.4 pre is unstable. hangs a lot (on vista- but then again what doesnt' hang a lot on vista!)

    It's also superbly slow at loading - on my 2gb ram dual core machine it easily takes 20-30 seconds to load - that's just far too long!

    It's not the sort of app you can have just sitting playing through your music or streaming music- uses way too much resources for that.

    But I do like it a lot.
    For now though I'll stick to playing with Aimp or XMplay.

    It's a great way to discover and download new music though.

    Give it a bit of development time, and I imagine this will be a wonderful app.

  73. 4 out of 5 stars
    improvelence

    Reviewing 0.4 RC1 (Dec 19, 2007)

    Mozilla does not make this, it is based on their code.

    This is extremely promising, especially for an iTunes junky like myself. Its clunky right now but its understandable with how young the program is. It plays a lot more formats than iTunes which is a plus for anyone who refuses to convert lossy files to lossyer files. I still use iTunes, because not all of my purchases have been converted to "iTunes plus" yet and therefor cannot be authorized to play on Songbird but I see this program becoming as common as Firefox one of these days. It's damn pretty too. Looks good on Vista.

  74. 5 out of 5 stars
    boaz

    Reviewing 0.3.1 Developer Pre-Release (Nov 7, 2007)

    This is very promising, hats off to Mozilla. I really like it. Watch out Itunes!

  75. 5 out of 5 stars
    guitarplayer9999

    Reviewing 0.3 Developer Pre-release (Oct 31, 2007)

    The best media player out there! I have been using Songbird for a little over a month and it is definitely my favorite.

  76. 5 out of 5 stars
    osric

    Reviewing 0.3 RC1 (Oct 16, 2007)

    If you are running this on an older system then you should try out the Classic skin:
    File >> Feathers >> Classic

    The skinned interface looks complicated at first glance. The Classic skin should be set as the default one and once you get used to the interface you can select the skin of your choice.

    Anyways this is still BETA, but lookout...
    The egg is about to hatch!

    EDIT: The Classic theme is no longer available. It may be provided later on as an extension. :-(

  77. 3 out of 5 stars
    improvelence

    Reviewing 0.2.5 Developer Preview (Aug 24, 2007)

    Extremely slow, but extremely promising. I don't think Apple will be shaking in their boots, but give this program some time and it might knock the Itunes market down a bit.

  78. 5 out of 5 stars
    BuggerBum

    Reviewing 0.2.5 Developer Preview (Mar 3, 2007)

    I think it's great, and it works so fine, but I understand that there's work to do before v1.0. I'll keep an eye on it. Very promising!

  79. 4 out of 5 stars
    insanept

    Reviewing 0.2.5 Developer Preview (Mar 3, 2007)

    Looks very promising. Meanwhile I still have some gripes with it, mainly with the streaming support and wma streams, so for the time being i'm with winamp...

    ... but I'll keep a close eye on songbird.

  80. 3 out of 5 stars
    crowbar82

    Reviewing 0.2.5 Developer Preview (Mar 3, 2007)

    Not bad but I prefer Foobar2000

  81. 3 out of 5 stars
    AntiochMedia

    Reviewing 0.2.5 Developer Preview (Mar 3, 2007)

    I love the Interface - but wow. This application is very very bulky and it is rather slow on my PM 1.8GHZ w/1GB RAM.

    What I look for in an application like this is the ability to manage a massive collection without intense overhead and with the ability to quickly edit ID3 tags. While this does things well in application - it's slow. =(

    Great work - I hope to become a user in the future!

  82. 5 out of 5 stars
    benZin

    Reviewing 0.2.1 (dev) (20061122) (Nov 25, 2006)

    Magic!

  83. 3 out of 5 stars
    Dreimanis

    Reviewing 0.2.1 (dev) (20061122) (Nov 25, 2006)

    beautiful but unusable yet

  84. 5 out of 5 stars
    mo_mo

    Reviewing 0.2.1 (dev) (20061122) (Nov 24, 2006)

    excellent interface
    love the design =)
    i think apple has something that they should be worry about now XD

  85. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 0.2.1 (dev) (20061114) (Nov 16, 2006)

    nice interface... has serious potential... but resource usage is abysmal....

  86. 2 out of 5 stars
    JEdwardP

    Reviewing 0.2.1 (dev) (20061114) (Nov 15, 2006)

    It's got real potential, especially taking extensions into account. For now though, it's much too bulky and resource-hungry to justify serious usage.

    Put this thing on a diet, and concentrate more on functionality than slick looks, and they COULD wind up with a good product. If they continue to pour more energy into the GUI than under the hood though (in other words, to make it an iTunes lookalike) they'll wind up with nothing worth taking notice of.

  87. 4 out of 5 stars
    brusco

    Reviewing 0.2.1 (dev) (20061114) (Nov 15, 2006)

    Sweet GUI. It makes iTunes look old and tired. I understand this is just a DEV build but resource usage needs the be reigned in to make it acceptable to run in the background as an mp3 player/replacement for Winamp etc. Keep up the good work guys!

  88. 4 out of 5 stars
    Nikkie

    Reviewing 0.2 RC3 (Oct 27, 2006)

    Great idea but it needs to ease up on resources..Keep up the great work!!

  89. 3 out of 5 stars
    simko

    Reviewing 0.2 (dev) (20061002) (Oct 4, 2006)

    I like it but of course its not final and has some needed improvement ahead so its 3 from me

  90. 5 out of 5 stars
    zee7

    Reviewing 0.2 (dev) (20060925) (Sep 28, 2006)

    Five stars just for the slick looking GUI and the awesome graphics on their webpage. As for the program itself, a solid three and a half stars. It's a bit too resource hungry for my tastes, but it's steadily improving with every version.

    Keep up the great work!

  91. 4 out of 5 stars
    Ian C.

    Reviewing 0.1.1b (Sep 19, 2006)

    Sound quality is much better in this version. But the memory usage is very high.

  92. 4 out of 5 stars
    brusco

    Reviewing 0.1.1b (Sep 18, 2006)

    I have to admit I was a bit cynical at the thought of this software but it is actually quite good.

  93. 4 out of 5 stars
    The MAZZTer

    Reviewing 0.1.1b (Sep 18, 2006)

    The Latest Builds from the site are much better than 0.1.1b.

    This shows promise but still has some ways to go.

  94. 4 out of 5 stars
    DiGiTaLFX

    Reviewing 0.1 Preview (Feb 14, 2006)

    I really do like it. Very good for a 0.1. A few things: Wish it would pause when I told it to (a vlc "bug"). Same with changing volume and to a certain extent moving through a track. Also would be nice if it was quicker browsing the library as there's a noticable delay there (I'm sure this will improve). More memory doesn't bother me - this is 2006 after all and GiBs of memory isn't uncommon. Looking forwards to Linux build :D

  95. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ulmo

    Reviewing 0.1 Preview (Feb 14, 2006)

    This Alpha version is really good.
    They included Languages !
    It Works !

    You must keep another player for now, but this one will probably replace my XMPlay very early.

    When XULRunner will be a service, it will be a Killer app.

  96. 5 out of 5 stars
    Don Juan

    Reviewing 0.1 Preview (Feb 14, 2006)

    I guess FlAshdobe didn't read the text on the initial display of the program. It says, "This is a preview release, a proof-of-concept, so there are many things still missing." Essencially it's an alpha release. Looks really cool, can't wait till they have all the planned features added.

  97. 2 out of 5 stars
    sQin

    Reviewing 0.1 Preview (Feb 14, 2006)

    for now i give 2. There are many online shops i never use. Its heavy on ram, plays only half of my mp3s, no rating, no play counter. Extensions (like in firefox) is a promising thing, ..but turning the app into heavyweight.

  98. 4 out of 5 stars
    Zankur

    Reviewing 0.1 Preview (Feb 14, 2006)

    Well,4 just b'coz its too early in development..
    But,very very good product..i hope it goes along way like firefox...and if it does..itunes will be ie of jukebox!

  99. 5 out of 5 stars
    AntiochMedia

    Reviewing 0.1 Preview (Feb 13, 2006)

    I'm really excited about this project. My personal experience is that it runs faster than iTunes, Yahoo! Music Engine, and Windows Media Player. This is probably because it is simply a Firefox Based UI to VLC Player.

    I love the iTunes interface, and the idea of an open source universal music store / music manager is fantastic.

    What I can't figure out is why there is not a similar UI for WinAMP available. Nullsoft/AOL have a perfect platform for developing a music store version of their product.

  100. 3 out of 5 stars
    rekabbelac

    Reviewing 0.1 Preview (Feb 13, 2006)

    Great potential, but don't plan to use it as your everyday player just yet.

  101. 1 out of 5 stars
    FlAshdobe

    Reviewing 0.1 Preview (Feb 13, 2006)

    WTF is this cr@p all about? you can't set the preferences, a big time ram hog 50mb, uses RAM just as much as iTunes. when importing music, you can't even import a folder. and why the hell would you use this cr@p to surf? there is FireFox, and Opera. it doesn't have any popup blockers, absolutly junk. lmao @ " It has all the features you expect in a desktop media player." does it even have any features? media player? does it support audio formats like AIFF,VOC, AU, SND,MPC, MP2 and MPEG-4? does it have customizable keyboard shortcuts? NO! this is nothing more just another iTune like junk.

  102. 3 out of 5 stars
    The MAZZTer

    Reviewing 0.1 Preview (Feb 13, 2006)

    Nice start, but needs lots of work as far as features go. Also is prone to crashing.

  103. 5 out of 5 stars
    JonathanDoe

    Reviewing 0.1 Preview (Feb 13, 2006)

    Very nice for it being a proof of concept release. An open source music player, built on some of the same code as Firefox. It'll be interesting to see how it develops.

  104. 5 out of 5 stars
    crashoverride

    Reviewing 0.1 Preview (Feb 13, 2006)

    Certainly interesting. I will for sure be following this.

  105. 5 out of 5 stars
    darthbeads

    Reviewing 0.1 Preview (Feb 13, 2006)

    Pretty freakin great for a .01 release, frankly. Far, FAR more than just an "alternative" to any one thing!

  106. 3 out of 5 stars
    theheff

    Reviewing 0.1 Preview (Feb 13, 2006)

    Close, but no cigar. Decent alternative, but lots of work to be done still. iTunes still operates faster, so the whole "alternative" aspect of it is useless until it outperforms iTunes.

  107. 4 out of 5 stars
    Namero

    Reviewing 0.1 Preview (Feb 13, 2006)

    a lot work has to be done but nice also at this early state !

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