Songbird Proof-of-Concept

In my previous post about Songbird Mp3 Player, I said that it would be released within a week. But I guess, the guys over at Pioneers of the Inevitable LLC wanted to make sure that Songbird was fully functional before it was released.

Since I was away for more than a week, it was just today that I was able to check on the status of Songbird. Looking at their blog, I found out that it was released last Feb 8th.

Songbird 0.1 Proof-of-Concept is now available for download. I’ve downloaded and installed it on my machine but have to try it out yet. Even though it is still on a test-phase, it is fully functional. Just like Firefox, this mp3 player will make use of extensions to make it more interesting and fun. It can play almost any type of media file.

System Requirements:

Minimum system requirements

  • 733MHz Pentium III or comparable
  • 128MB RAM (256MB for WinXP)
  • 30MB Hard Disk Space
  • 16bit Sound Card
  • Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003
  • 1x speed or greater CD Burner (Required for Burning)
  • 2x speed or greater CDROM (Required for Ripping)

Recommended system requirements

  • 1.5 GHz Pentium IV or comparable
  • 256MB RAM (512MB for WinXP)
  • 30MB Hard Disk Space
  • 32bit Sound Card
  • Windows 2000, Windows XP
  • 8x speed or greater CD Burner (Required for Burning)
  • 16x speed or greater CDROM (Required for Ripping)

What others have to say about Songbird:

“At first it only looked like a black iTunes…it is XUL based and more open than iTunes, expect a large number of plug-ins and extensions to really do some wild new things in the frustratingly stagnant world of media players.”
-Studio Moustache

“Screw Web 2.0, XUL moves us straight into the Web 3.0 that technologists like you and I that “get it” are really looking forward to :)”
-Mike Rundle on TechCrunch

You can download Songbird 0.1 from the official website.

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  • JP Habaradas, February 17, 2006 @ 6:16 PM

    i'm not quite sure and i don't have a way of trying it out since i don't have an iPod. hehe. you can go over to Songbird's official webpage and check.

  • ade, February 17, 2006 @ 12:00 AM

    question: can you plug an iPod onto songbird? 'coz if it can do that i'll be a convert. I'm slowly turning my PC into an open-source geek's wet dream.:)

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