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Use Windows Media Player? iTunes? Rhapsody? Think those are the best?

Songbird is a free, open source, multi platform media player and beyond. It is still in it's beta form, but it is very advanced and well made program. It can brows the internet, play music and videos, and download any media on a site. It is based of Mozilla, so it will have a similar feel to songbird.

Good luck, the program is not completely stable!

I don't work for Songbird, the most I've done for them was reporting a bug...
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Step 1: Download...

First you have to download songbird. Go to their website,, and download the link that is provided. If you are a tester like me, you can download a nightly build, which is at select you're operating system.

On a mac and pc this is easy to install, just like a normal program, but on linux a guide to install can be found here:

Although it is for ubuntu and with songbird .3, it should work with all versions of linux and songbird.

Step 2: LAUNCH

On the first launch of Songbird, it will ask to scan your computer for media. Just press ok, and let it work. Don't worry if you have a bunch of songs with no artists, it takes a while to find everything about each song. Also, if you have any wav files on your computer, it can play them but does not show the artist or album or anything.
i aggree with you man songbird is awsome it also has a superfast browser
abadfart5 years ago
can it sort movies, tv and music?
REA5 years ago
just out of curiosity, how good is this compared to the Zune software?
ctt4896 years ago
One problem with songbird as with itunes is the inability to monitor folders for new files or removed files. :(
crhis6 years ago
I love songbird and I use it instead of iTunes. I do have some problems with it. Mainly it is fairly buggy. They are working on it and it is getting better, but don't expect it to be perfect. Also, I personally, prefer to have this open with Firefox. I find that the internet browser on this is, for some reason harder to use. I think it is because the toolbar is not as long as in Firefox, and the tabs are shortened. It kind of feels like they made a music player with a Firefox pluggin. Still, I absolutely love it. I love the addons, I love the themes, and I love the integrated download feature. Lyrics pluggins are especially useful.
S1L3N7 SWAT6 years ago
Will it still work with out firefox?
heyzuphowsitgoin (author)  S1L3N7 SWAT6 years ago
songbird? yea its just from the platform as firefox, but it does not need firefox to work...
Oh, thanks.
heyzuphowsitgoin (author)  S1L3N7 SWAT6 years ago
oh sorry didn't see someone had already replied.. sorry!
No but it is a Mozilla based project. It use firefox to browse the internet inside the program.
pyro136 years ago
Hey! thats awsome!!!! thanks! can i drag and drop stuff from here to my ipod?
heyzuphowsitgoin (author)  pyro136 years ago
haha if your lucky you should be able to! they say that they added ipod support, but I don't know how well it works, I don't have an ipod. try it and let me know!
Songbird didn't work with my ipod, i just had to go to My Documents/My Music and drag and drop it into itunes. but thank you very much, i got alot of good songs tonight ;D
I have been using song bird for a while and love it! Nice Job.
heyzuphowsitgoin (author)  joejoerowley6 years ago
thanks! any idea if the whole skreemr thing is legal tho, or at least inforced? i heard they scared a ton of people out of usin p2p things like limewire, but i dunno about things like this...
mikedoth6 years ago
I downloaded this yesterday and like it. It's like VLC with playlists. But the one feature I really need it lacks but promises (in the future I hope) is MTP support for my Zen, dang.
heyzuphowsitgoin (author)  mikedoth6 years ago
do you use windows? if so i think they might have added it, have you tried? try a nightly build, they have some added features
havanacus6 years ago
In the first paragraph of step 3 you have the word "Firefox" written twice...
heyzuphowsitgoin (author)  havanacus6 years ago
thanks ill fix that