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...
Step 1: Download...
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: http://howtoforge.com/installing_songbird_on_ubuntu_gutsy_gibbon
Although it is for ubuntu and with songbird .3, it should work with all versions of linux and songbird.
Step 2: LAUNCH
Step 3: SPEED INTERNET BROWSING ON SONGBIRD UP
Do this if you have high speed internet, it won't work as well if you are using dial-up.
In the address bar, type in about:config
Once you are there, in the filter bar, type in pipe. You will come out with 3 or 4 results, network.http.pipelining
just ignore that last one...
The first and the third should normally be set to false, and the middle one should say 2.
Double click the first and last one to set them to true, and double click the middle one to set it to 20 or 30. Try each out or even different numbers and post your results, because i did not really notice a different between 20 and 30, but then again I have satellite internet.
That 20 means it will make 20 requests at once, now you know why this is only for people with fast internet.
Also, to speed this up you should do this:
Right-click anywhere in the window, select new, then select integer. Name it nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set the value to 0. This is the delay to open a web page.
Step 4: ADDING THEMES
Step 5: ADDING PLUGINS
NOTE: There are some extensions that, last I checked, were not on the extension site. For instance, adblock plus, which you can just search adblock plus for songbird, and you will find a place to install it. Another good plugin is Fasterbird, very much like fasterfox. It may be on the extension site. Here is a list of my favorite tools and feathers:
Adblock Plus: Blocks adds.
Songbird Developer Tools: Let's you make extensions and feathers. Very good extension...
Sidecar: My favorite feather, it is the one in all of my screen shots.
Thats about it, post your favorite extensions and feathers!
Step 6: MORE STUFF
Another thing to do is add more search engines. Click manage search engines, and find google, or anything you want.
The movie player does not work too well, as you can see in this picture... it still plays sound though.