Songbird, circling over iTunes



When you have a mozilla backed project, you can be rest assured that it will rock you like nothing else in the world! So, another round of software wars. After Firefox kicked IE out of the scene, Mozilla hopes to draw first blood with Songbird. Songbird is the first open source application for managing media, the way iTunes does. Perhaps better. Why do like firefox? I like because its extensible, and I can do anything I could ever dream of doing on the web. Well, songbird promises the same. And its meaner and leaner than iTunes! Songbird runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux personal computers with few OS-specific tweakages.

“Songbird is a player and a platform. Like Firefox, Songbird is an open source, Open Web project built on the Mozilla platform. Songbird provides a public playground for Web media mash-ups by providing developers with both desktop and Web APIs, developer resources and fostering Open Web media standards, to wit, an Open Media Web.” - from the website.

The plugins made are already the talk of the town, the most popular being the one that lets you synchronize your iPod with Songbird. Well, i really feel sorry for iTunes now. But what can i say about an application that is huge, bulky and slow.

Here are some screen shots of Songbird for you to start drooling. Yeah, it looks awesome and these are not the only skins available!


You can read all about Songbird here.
To download Songbird, please go here.

3 Responses

  1. Dessa Says:

    In spite of installing the ipod device plugin, songbird does not seem to recognize my shuffle. Besides the software seems to be about as large as itunes itself.

  2. AnotherAlternative Says:

    There’s another entry into this market called Mediamonkey which allows you to upload and download music from your Ipod. It’s runs smooth and takes 30 MB of ram to use.

  3. vinni Says:

    Mediamonkey is not open source, secondly, its not as extensible. i have also reviewed media money. u can check it.

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