Songbird – A media player supporting podcast, radio, library, music stores and much more
Songbird is a media player capable of playing both video and audio files. Songbird has support for library, radio, podcast, network services and devices, music stores and web search.
Songbird makes a desktop media player called the Songbird Player. Qtrax licensed the Songbird Player, added the Qtrax brand, changed the look, and then integrated the Qtrax advertising supported music download service.
Here are some key features of “Songbird”:
· Media Importing
· Add media to Songbird by importing from your file system or iTunes.
· Media Playback
· Songbird supports MP3, FLAC, and Vorbis on all platforms; WMA and WMA DRM on Windows; and AAC and Fairplay on Windows and Mac.
· Songbird now uses GStreamer as our main media playback system, across all platforms.
· Smart Playlists
· Create dynamic playlists that automatically update based on criteria you set.
· Web Browser
· Songbird includes an integrated web browser with features like bookmarking, tabbed browsing, and more.
· Cross Platform
· Songbird runs on Windows, Linux and Mac.
· Multi-language Support
· Over 25 completed, community-contributed localizations and growing!
· Automatic Updates
· Always stay up to date using Songbird’s built-in automatic updates.
· Setup Assistant
· Quickly setup Songbird for the first time.
· Custom UI
· Make Songbird your own by choosing from dozens of different skins feathers.
· Library Management
· Browse, organize, sort and search your media.
· Developer Support
· Songbird is getting better everyday thanks to its open platform and growing developer community.
· In Beta
· Device Support
· Songbird’s device support is limited. The Device Support wiki has additional details about what’s supported. Apple iPhones, iPod Touch and Microsoft Zune devices are not yet supported.
· Metadata Management
· Songbird supports reading from and writing metadata to many music file formats. We still need to support the ability to fetch additional metadata from popular lookup services.
· Album Artwork
· Display the currently playing track’s album art and write new artwork back to the file. We still need to support album art fetching.
· Subscribe to music blogs and download music directly to your library. We’re working on ways to improve this feature.
· Performance & Stability
· Improving the performance and stability of Songbird is an ongoing focus. Each release we set aside dedicated cycles to ensure we’re making progress.
· Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista
· At least 512 MB of physical RAM
· 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or comparable
· 16 bit sound card (Recommended: 32 bit Sound Card)
· Speakers or headphones