Anyone using Songbird (a music player)?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by bonedriven, Jul 31, 2009.

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  1. bonedriven

    bonedriven Registered Member

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    I only find it today and I'm just trying. So far I find it very good,especially for those who likes iTunes but think it's bloated.

    Songbird is opensource and free!
     
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    I've heard good things and am seriously thinking of giving it a go myself. There WAS a point at which it would not check a designated folder for new files like my current app Winamp does, have you tested that out with Songbird? It's a feature I really have to have as I am adding new music all the time and hate having to manually add such a massive amount of files.

    Edit: Tried it out, but the "incompleteness" is still there. There are quite a few formats it won't play, it was sluggish (for me), and it crashes quite a bit when you really start putting it through its paces. I certainly won't insult it, it's a good program. But, at least for me, it isn't quite "there" yet to replace Winamp or any of the other well known players that have had a lot of time to mature.
     
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    Are you in the market for an iTunes alternative?
     
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    Seems like a nice player.
    it got the artwork for all my albums.
    it does use quite alot of memory atm thou.
    but im sure it will improve plus ive got plenty of ram.
    the other bonus is that it works on both windows and linux so one less reason to stick with windows.
     
  5. bonedriven

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    Hi dw426,

    Maybe the folder you cannot import contains unsupported format.

    Yes. I just love iTune's GUI for it's very easy to select songs.
     
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    Give MediaMonkey a whirl if you've got time to kill. A few of my Win buddies have taken a liking to it.
     
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    Not to derail this thread at all, but if you are interested in music players I strongly suggest J River's Media Center. It is not freeware, as Songbird is, but it is simply awesome. I have yet to find a more complete application.
     
  8. dw426

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    Hey there Bonedriven, yeah that was the case on several songs I tried. What's weird is that the so far unsupported formats are pretty standard...I mean, you don't support the CD format? Even without the format support issue, I just had a rough time with it. Winamp can be a bit heavy too, but geez, it plays just about everything you throw at it, sound quality is great, and who doesn't like having the extra streaming Shoutcast TV and radio? :)
     
  9. bonedriven

    bonedriven Registered Member

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    I tried it for some days but still like iTunes better.

    Now I find it really doesn't play CDs...

    So I guess it's still a long way to go for songbird.
     
  10. bonedriven

    bonedriven Registered Member

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    I really don't feel like to pay for a media player,at least at the moment.
     
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    So don't pay, trial it. With recovery options in place, give'er-a-go - she's FULLY functional!
     
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