Songbird
Songbird
2.2.0

1.9

Songbird free download for Mac

Songbird

2.2.0
18 February 2013

Versatile open-source music and media player.

Overview

Note: The developer had announced the end-of-development for Songbird.... "Unfortunately, the company has found ourselves unable to fund further business operations and as of June 28, 2013 all of Songbird’s operations and associated services will be discontinued." They go on to recommend Nightingale to those who want a free, Open-Source alternative.

Songbird is a cross-platform music player based on Mozilla code. It lets you play, manage, and discover music. You can customize its appearance with skins, and create dynamic playlists that automatically update based on criteria you set.

Features
  • Ability to play audio formats MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Apple Lossless, and WMA
  • Last.fm integration via a plugin, complete with love/hate buttons
  • Media import / export (from and to iTunes)
  • Includes an integrated Web browser
  • Media files stored on pages viewed in the browser show up as playable files in Songbird
  • Ability to subscribe to MP3 blogs as playlists
  • Ability to build custom mixes
  • A skinnable interface, via feathers
  • Automatic updates

What's new in Songbird

Version 2.2.0:
  • Push audio and video content to wireless devices, like connected TVs, DVD players, and speakers.
  • See album art or DVD cover art in the now playing section for any device
  • Get more music for your library from the Amazon MP3 store
  • See the latest news and content from the currently playing artist via Songbird.me

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54 Songbird Reviews

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Yoshinatsu
09 April 2009

Most helpful

Songbird is a really good piece of software, and it REALLY could have the potential of being "the Firefox of audio players". Taking features from iTunes, Winamp and implementing new innovative ones, along with the use of add-ons, Songbird could have that "something" we all have wanted since the beginning of the MP3 era. The Mac OS X port could have been more native though. Songbird needs to implement the philosophy of Firefox 3 to achieve something on Mac OS X.
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Version 1.1.2
Derekcurrie
25 September 2014
NOTE: Songbird phones home to Google Analytics. IOW: It's tracking user behavior. Be Aware! Reverse firewalls, such as Little Snitch and Intego's NetBarrier can stop such tracking.
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Version 2.2.0
pettifogger0712
02 September 2014
If anyone has a copy of Songbird 0.6.1 (PPC) available, please let me know ASAP...it was previously available at http://download.songbirdnest.com/installer/macosx/ppc/Songbird_0.6.1_macosx-ppc.dmg Many thanks!
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Version 2.2.0
SickTeddyBear
30 June 2013
End of the road for Songbird: http://blog.songbirdnest.com/you-gotta-know-when-to-fold-em/
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Version 2.2.0
1 answer(s)
Aadams77
Aadams77
09 November 2013
The above link (and the songbirdnest.com domain) is now 404…to view that post, go here: http://web.archive.org/web/20131006095651/http://blog.songbirdnest.com/you-gotta-know-when-to-fold-em/ The gist of that note is Songbird is discontinued as of June 28, 2013…AND Nightingale is built upon Songbird code: http://getnightingale.com/ Hope that helps! ;)
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Chaitanya
02 November 2012
Rather than convert an extensive library of flacs and shn to alac (for iTunes), I've been trying to use Songbird, with some frustration. I have over 25k items in my library and always growing. Songbird is slow to respond to just about everything in 10.7.5. This may have to do with the media server, which I prefer to disable but can't seem to figure out how. Maybe the idea is that everyone wants to be web integrated instead of just using a feature rich player. Songbird tells me it can't find the shn decoder and for more information, click here. Nice feature, but it takes me to a *video* codec page and ya know, I can't find the shn decoder for SB either. I also had trouble moving the window; disabled various add-ons and messed with prefs and the resize buttons appeared and the window problem was solved. Basically I think the features are very good, lots of integration even though that's not my interest. No cover flow. With tons of customized album art I've spent years collecting and attaching to files, that's a sticking point for me. No ability to see what format the track is; iTunes can list by "kind." But really the speed is the deal breaker. Slow to start, slow to quit. But most frustrating is the one second wait while "chrome and ip address" show up just to switch playlists. Although in prefs one can block sites from accessing your library, I'm just not into my player constantly connecting to the internet for various reasons. I just want to hear my music. Can't beat the price, and for that I really salute you, SB developers. So, I'm headed back to my regular flow of converting flacs and shns to alacs in Toast or Fission. Maybe we can date again in the future, Songbird.
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Version 2.1.0
Jazzyguy
01 November 2012
Terrible Icon. This app gets worse and worse....WORSER???? It doesn't like to quit . I had to force quit it 4 times. Ugly icon I used the one that Negritude suggested in last version.
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Version 2.1.0
Monkeyjunkey
31 October 2012
2.1 appears to be released: http://blog.songbirdnest.com/songbird-classic-version-2-1-update/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+songbird-blog+%28Songbird+Blog%29
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Version 2.0.0
2 answer(s)
Monkeyjunkey
Monkeyjunkey
31 October 2012
Oh and finally a new icon. Can't say it's a beauty but better than the failed 2.0 attempt.
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Regular-Warren
Regular-Warren
31 October 2012
Thanks, Monkeyjunkey! We've updated our listing.
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Jazzyguy
03 September 2012
With the icon courtesy of Negritude I really like version 2.0. It seems a little faster and snappier in Mountain Lion 10.8.1
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Version 2.0.0
Ingjald
20 June 2012
I just upgraded to 2.0.0 and am now unable to move the window. Since half the window is off-screen, the program is now useless.
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Version 2.0.0
Meister-Fritz
13 June 2012
A massive change and not for the better. Open window/player could not be moved. Cloud site requires login with Facebook, why? Deleted and with no intention of installing again.
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Version 2.0.0
Johninsapporo
13 June 2012
Should be called iTunes lite. Didn't like it.
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Version 2.0.0