Songbird

“Songbird™ is a desktop Web player, a digital jukebox and Web browser mash-up. Like Winamp, it supports extensions and skins feathers. Like Firefox®, it is built from Mozilla®, cross-platform and open source.”

Kind of goes along with the previous post about Firefox, but only kind of. Watch the video above, or view their larger screencast on the Songbird website.

The part about being able to subscribe to music blogs and getting the music, like RSS for mp3s, is very cool. I’d be losing a lot of the commentary on the music industry by using this, but would make finding/hearing music on the 30+ music blogs I like to check out a lot quicker.

If iTunes basically supports web content as well, how hard is it to imagine iTunes doing the same thing?


I downloaded it and started playing around. First off, it’s kind of slow on a Mac. Maybe because it’s still a beta. Second, I’d better read the instructions… I almost downloaded 20 mp3s to my computer without realizing it. I’ll need to play around with it a bit more, but I can see some benefits to it. But I wasn’t able to drag bookmarks into folders, and there was that slooooow issue I mentioned, so I’ll stick with iTunes as my player of choice.

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