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Songbird 1.0.0

The recent release of Songbird 1.0.0 adds a great player to the set of cross-platform Free Software audio players. It's not my personal 1.0 yet but for now it pushes Rhythmbox back to the substitutes bench.

Official screenshot from the Songbird front page I like about Songbird:

  • Free Software
  • Cross-platform
  • Library-oriented browsing
  • File system-based browsing (through a plugin)
  • tracking (through a plugin)
  • Not ugly

I still miss:

  • CDDA playback
  • XSPF support
  • Visualization plugins
  • DSP effect plugins
  • Official-tree Gentoo ebuilds