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Songbird: Can this be the next big music app? March 19, 2007

Posted by Ted Summers in : Technical , trackback

Songbird just might be to music what Firefox was to web browsers. So what is Songbird? Songbird is a cross platform open source project for playing music like iTunes or Winamp, a web player capable of playing media files off the internet or on your PC, as well as a web brower, all in one interface.

Being Cross platform means that Songbird will work on your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. Songbird is based on the Mozilla XUL platform. XUL stands for eXtensible user-interface language, which is also what Firefox is also based on.

Songbird also supports a number of file formats such as AAC,MP3, OGG, FLAC,WMA and more. With support for over 45 different languages. Currently the application is at version 0.2.5 which is a developer preview release of things to come. While the product is not quite ready for prime time and there are some bugs that still need to be worked out, progress is moving along quite nicely with new features and add-ons being developed everyday. So will this be the next big music app? Only time can tell, but it’s off to a nice start.
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