Songbird 2.2.0 Build 2453

Songbird 2.2.0 Build 2453

Reviewed by Chad Faith on

"A desktop media player."

Overview

Some of the open source programs and software are just amazing. Songbird is a simple media browser with a built-in web play supported by Mozilla – the Firefox people. It is one of the simplest ways of managing and listening to your music and you can also be notified when your favorite group or singer is in the area. It provides an app for you to buy tickets online. Now that’s cool!

Installation

Installation is a breeze and you also get the option of loading your directory of iTunes or other music directories at that time. You can choose to add it or import it later after installation. This product is compatible with all versions of the Windows operating platforms.

Interface

The interface is clean, intuitive and simply easy to manage. No unnecessary menus or submenus to confuse and irritate you. It is also very customizable. Everything is really well laid out, easy to access and you can know exactly what you are accessing. When accessing the library, you can see the name of the album or song together with all the other relevant details including song title, artist, length of song and the genre.

Pros

Don’t worry that it will take a long time to import the music, it really is very fast and can import more than 6,000 songs in under 5 minutes (what a fantastic strength!). You can also choose to leave extensions off but it is always best to go with the options presented for a better performance and more choice.

There are plugins that Firefox offer that will complement Songbird and Firefox is a name you can trust. You can use Songbird to import your whole iTunes list.

Listening to music on the web is quick and easy and choosing from the complete range of music stations is the hardest thing you will have to do.

Building playlists of all your favorites in one easy manageable place makes Songbird a great program with quick links to your music library and MP3 downloads.

Build your music collection up by downloading it from sites you visit. Songbird will automatically open a window to allow you to buy or download the MP3 you have found. Seriously folks, things don’t come simpler than this!

Cons

It can be slow to load for some people and of course, this is only a surfing, listening to music and music download application so you will not be able to use it to rip MP3s or create other music formats onto your CD or DVD.

Alternatives

There are a whole host of free and paid music players available such as MediaMonkey and Spider Player. These are both simple and basic music players which perform great. However, they are less developed than Songbird and have limited functions.

Conclusion

Songbird is a great free tool that allows you to seamlessly integrate your music playlists and build them quickly and easily any time. It has a great app that allows you to access sites such as SHOUTcast Radio and other exciting sites.

Buy your band or concert tickets with the click of a mouse and never be left out in the cold again!

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Songbird on 17 Feb 2013 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Songbird Antivirus Report

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