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Songbird
Songbird
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Songbird free download for Mac

Songbird

Version 2.2.0

Versatile open-source music and media player.

2.4
Based on 35 user ratesRead reviews & comments
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Songbird 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 version 2.2.0

Updated on Feb 18 2013

Version 2.2.0:

Note: This product is not compatible with macOS Catalina and later.

  • 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

Information

License

Free

Size

28.4 MB

Downloads

61922

App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 25 2014
2.2.0
0.5
Sep 25 2014
0.5
Version: 2.2.0
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.
pettifogger0712
pettifogger0712
Sep 2 2014
2.2.0
0.0
Sep 2 2014
0.0
Version: 2.2.0
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!
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Jun 30 2013
2.2.0
0.0
Jun 30 2013
0.0
Version: 2.2.0
End of the road for Songbird: http://blog.songbirdnest.com/you-gotta-know-when-to-fold-em/
Chaitanya
Chaitanya
Nov 2 2012
2.1.0
2.5
Nov 2 2012
2.5
Version: 2.1.0
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.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Nov 1 2012
2.1.0
1.0
Nov 1 2012
1.0
Version: 2.1.0
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.
Monkeyjunkey
Monkeyjunkey
Oct 31 2012
2.0.0
0.0
Oct 31 2012
0.0
Version: 2.0.0
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
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Sep 3 2012
2.0.0
1.0
Sep 3 2012
1.0
Version: 2.0.0
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
Ingjald
Ingjald
Jun 20 2012
2.0.0
0.5
Jun 20 2012
0.5
Version: 2.0.0
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.
Meister-Fritz
Meister-Fritz
Jun 13 2012
2.0.0
1.0
Jun 13 2012
1.0
Version: 2.0.0
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.
Johninsapporo
Johninsapporo
Jun 13 2012
2.0.0
0.5
Jun 13 2012
0.5
Version: 2.0.0
Should be called iTunes lite. Didn't like it.
Yoshinatsu
Yoshinatsu
Jun 12 2012
2.0.0
5.0
Jun 12 2012
5.0
Version: 2.0.0
New icon is incredibly ugly, and I highly doubt it follows Mac OS X's icon guidelines. Just because Adobe is dumb and introduced this style of icons doesn't mean it's good.
Joecruzz
Joecruzz
Feb 19 2012
1.10.2
4.0
Feb 19 2012
4.0
Version: 1.10.2
It is mentioned that the improvements including the ability to play wma files, yet I am not able to. Any help on this?
Diogo-Cocharro
Diogo-Cocharro
Feb 10 2012
1.10.2
5.0
Feb 10 2012
5.0
Version: 1.10.2
simply love it! great features, nice interface, can be customized with plug ins, can be synced with external devices and has watch folders option! what else do you wish for? forget to mention that is free.
vit120555
vit120555
Feb 3 2012
1.10.2
5.0
Feb 3 2012
5.0
Version: 1.10.2
GOOD!
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jan 27 2012
1.10.2
0.5
Jan 27 2012
0.5
Version: 1.10.2
I have spent the last 24 hours attempting to talk to the developers about repairing their broken URL. I can't download the software. I've extremely clearly described the problem to them and received back only WRONG information. The problem is at their end. It throws those attempting to download the software, via their OWN 'Free Download' link on their website, to an XML error page. This occurs on ALL BROWSERS (meaning the everything except Opera and obscure browsers rarely used by anyone). I'm FED UP trying to help them and GIVE UP trying to make sense to them. I am deleting this software from my Macs. I don't respond well to talking to a wall. I tried!
THEE:LEE
THEE:LEE
Jan 26 2012
1.10.1
3.0
Jan 26 2012
3.0
Version: 1.10.1
The icon is cool, but the program LAGGS like hell also hotkeys on the keyboard (preferbaly the default iTunes ones) would be awesome. right now it just can't compete, who knows in the near future it might hold a chance
Cameraguy5
Cameraguy5
Dec 22 2011
1.10.1
0.5
Dec 22 2011
0.5
Version: 1.10.1
Thought I'd give it a try. Just installed and imported 303GB of music from iTunes. It's very sluggish and when I launched it the second time, I just got the spinning beach ball "not responding" and had to force quite. It also didn't import my folders....only the playlists. In to the trash it goes....back to iTunes with no problems.
Thraddish
Thraddish
Dec 1 2011
1.10.1
3.0
Dec 1 2011
3.0
Version: 1.10.1
Like some of the others I want to like Songbird. The one thing that is really holding me back is how it CANNOT integrate the 'play/pause','backward','forward' on the Mac slim keyboard. If anyone has ever dabbled in Linux Songbird very much resembles some of the free music playing apps they offer. I didn't read into the literature but am pretty sure this is a port from linux. This is an app worth trying.
Penguirl
Penguirl
Nov 4 2011
1.10.1
1.5
Nov 4 2011
1.5
Version: 1.10.1
Great looking feature set but it crashes after less than a minute on my 2010 Mac Pro running Snow Leopard. If I click on anything after initially starting a ShoutCast stream, it crashes immediately; If I don't click on anything after starting a stream it crashes within about 30 seconds.
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
May 14 2011
1.9.3
0.0
May 14 2011
0.0
Version: 1.9.3
FYI, you can always find unofficial PPC builds here: http://the-eleven.com/tlegg/files/songbird/
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