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[News] Songbird Scores Massive Win: Music Plays Preinstalls

  • Subject: [News] Songbird Scores Massive Win: Music Plays Preinstalls
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:43 +0000
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Report: Songbird to be bundled with Philips MP3 players

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| According to a report on Techcrunch, Philips 
| is to bundle the open source media player 
| Songbird with its portable MP3 players. 
| Reportedly the deal will be be officially 
| announced at CES in Las Vegas this week.


Open source Songbird to begin shipping with millions of MP3 players

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| And it's about to become a whole lot more 
| recognizable: Philips has just agreed to ship 
| branded version of Songbird with millions of 
| GoGear portable media players.
| The news is a major win for Songbird and open 
| source software in general. It's also the 
| kind of distribution deal that you don't 
| often hear about for a piece of OSS. I'm 
| still waiting for the day when laptops start 
| showing up on retail shelves with Firefox 
| preinstalled...
| It's also a win for Philips, since lower-
| price MP3 players like theirs are often 
| saddled with substandard software. Songbird 
| gives them a sexy, extensible, and feature-
| rich application to ship.



Songbird 1.5 gets Video Playback Feature

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| Songbrid has gained video playback
| capabilities in the beta for forthcoming
| 1.5.0 release "Led Zepplin".


Open source media player Songbird 1.4.2 released

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| Songbird Logo Six months after the last stable
| release â version 1.2 (version 3 never got out
| of beta) the Songbird developers have announced
| the availability of version 1.4.2 of their
| popular open source media player. According to
| a post on the Songbird Blog, the 1.4.2 release,
| which appeared one day after Songbird 1.4.1,
| addresses a "UI glitch" bug in the release that
| "made mashTape and LyricMaster hard to use". In
| addition to several bug fixes, the latest
| stable release of the cross-patform player
| focuses on improving device and format/codec
| support.


Songbird aims to be the Firefox of media players

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| I installed the developer preview and, although obviously not complete,
| it's a sharp tool. I'd compare it to Amarok, a popular player on the
| KDE/Linux platform but, that also misses out on much of the deeper
| exploring and interacting features that are in and planned for Songbird.
| At the least, Songbird is a project on which to keep a keen eye.

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